GOD’S BANKERS BY GERALRD POSNER
‘GOD’S BANKERS’ is a spellbinding historical masterpiece written by Gerald Posner. Gerald Posner is the author of eleven books, including New York Times bestsellers and one finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History. Gerald Posner is a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and MSNBC. The author says that he started collecting information for the book in 2005. I have no exact idea of when the book was published. Nevertheless, I am absolutely sure that it required several years to gather that much information. As for the bibliography mentioned in the book, the author has studied and analyzed hundreds of historical books to express the topic as profoundly as possible. My hat is off in front of Gerald Posner!
‘GOD’S BANKERS’ tells readers about the history of the Vatican’s finances. The story begins from the 20th century. The author decided not to mention medieval financial operations of the Vatican for unknown to me reasons. It is not my critics. This astounding intellectual masterpiece cannot be criticized. ‘GOD’S BANKERS’ is a big book. The book is massive because it is packed with huge volumes of information. Gerald Posner explored financial operations of the Vatican in meticulous details. As I remember, one of the most prolific Vatican’s bankers Bernardino Nogara managed to increase Vatican’s wealth up to 2 billions of dollars. That was in 1930-1950. The Vatican’s wealth was always increasing. Nowadays, specialists say that Vatican is the wealthiest organization in the world. This claim might be absolutely correct if we take into account all historical monuments, paintings of famous medieval artists, secret artifacts, gold, and ancient books. The Vatican is tremendously rich. Unofficially, Pope is one of the wealthiest people in the world.
Although ‘GOD’S BANKERS’ is dedicated to the financial world of the Vatican, throughout the book, you will see the history of the whole 20th and 21st centuries. The book is tremendously informative. This book will definitely satisfy intellectually avid minds. I highly recommend ‘GOD’S BANKERS’.