This latest book by the internationally acclaimed investigative journalism team is their most intriguing work to date. For this new work they had access to one of the most guarded institutions in the world–the Vatican Secret Archives. The authors tell of its turbulent history and its unique documents, familiarizing us with the real stories behind the most controversial events in the Church’s history including: the Knights of Templar trial, the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Galileo Galilei trial, Pius XII’s attitude towards the Holocaust, and much more. Lavishly Illustrated. Hardcover.