OUTSIDER IN THE VATICAN by  Frederick

OUTSIDER IN THE VATICAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The title of this book is an apt description of the author's work, though it remarked that, to whatever extent he was ""in"" the Vatican, he might have gathered and more original information on Vatican II by a perusal of the American than is contained in his book. The author is, as he assures us at length, ""an -- meaning that he ""draws pictures"": specifically, he stood outside of St. during the Council and drew pictures of the participants. On the basis of such as that employment furnished into the personalities and issues of the Council, by a bucketful of sacristy gossip, he has written this book. As might be from the author's qualifications, his material is merely a rehashing of all have already heard, and heard ad nauseam, about Vatican II in the countless and articles which had appeared long before this author had the temerity to into print. This book does have two points of originality, however: the in ptitude of the reporting, and the soporifically pretentious style in which reports.

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1965
Publisher: Macmillan