The style reminds me of a Vatican Document. The author is driven to show a positive side to Pius XII in the world war situation. Unlike "Hitler's Pope", this book does not go off on the assumption game and the "what if" game. It tries show Pius XII in a positive like, but what it showed was a typical curial pragmatist who hoped for the best and did what he could when it didn't endanger his goal. Could the Pope had done for the suffering of others in concentration camps, yes. Was he an ally of the National Socialist Regime, no. After reading both books, Hitler's Pope and this, I am left with the question, what did the Jews do for themselves? It seemed in both books it showed the rabbis and Zionist groups asking other to intervene for them. Where were the cry of these for the Jehovah Witnesses, the Gypsies,the homosexuals, the socialist politicians who suffered just as cruel death in the camps as the Jews? Nothing short of winning the war could have stopped the National Socialist from their goal of racial purity, not even the Pope in Rome.