By Alden Hatch and  Seamus Walshe

Published by Hawthorn Books

1957 Fifth Printing, Hardcover, 253 pages

USED BOOK – Clean copy, has dust jacket which is in good condition except at upper spine where there is some ripping and along spine where there is some wear. Pages are yellowed but intact. Good copy overall.

“Of all the great figures of out times, none is more universally respected or admired by men of all faiths than Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII. Yet, although he has led the Church through some of the most turbulent years in the history of mankind – including World War II, the postwar menace of Communism, the Korean War, the unrest in the Soviet satellites – very little is known by most people, whether Catholic or non-Catholic, about his life, his full career, and his many earlier achievements.

There have been many books about Pius XII, but none seem to have told his story in terms the general reader might appreciate and enjoy. Here, for the first time, is a truly popular biography of the Pope. Written by Alden Hatch, an American Protestant famous for his biographies of the Eisenhowers, Clare Booth Luce, and other public figures, and Seamus Walshe, an Irish Catholic who has taught for many years at the Notre Dame International School in Rome and has close connections in Vatican circles, Crown of Glory is an intimate portrait of a great man.

The result of two years of research in Rome itself among people who have known the Pope all his life, as well as in newspaper and magazine files and in libraries, this warmly sympathetic portrait brings new light to our knowledge of one of the most important figures of the century. From Eugenio’s early days to enter the priesthood to Pius’ vision during his recent illness, his story unfolds in detail which will interest readers of all faiths and contribute much to our understanding of this unique figure in modern history.” (From the Goodreads Website)