As a sympathetic biography of one of the great personalities of our day written by a great scholar, this book deserves a wide sale. Men and women in every country and walk of life are interested in ""The Pope."" Pius, the eleventh, has become a part of their world -- a kindly simple man motivated by a seeimingly unbounded love of his fellow man, a brilliant scholar and with it all, one of the soundest of men economically, politically and religiously. Catholics and Protestants love and admire him. When he speaks the world listens; in times of stress and crisis it turns to him for leadership for he never meddles, is never small or bigoted. The holy Catholic Church is his concern as well as his immediate charge, The Church of Rome. Years of study and close affiliation with the Vatican and Roman Catholic history have equipped Father Hughes to write this delightful book. Sell it to all who are interested in the Church, the man, or world affairs for aside from its biographical interest, it provides a spiritual history of modern times.