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God's Banker: An Account of the Life and Death of Roberto Calvi Hardcover – September 29, 1983

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd (September 29, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0575033517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575033511
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,723,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Cornwell's details of the Calvi-Vatican worldwide fraud come from a financial reporter who understands banking and stock manipulation games - and the Vatican Bank, known by its cover name, The Religious Works Institute, was at the core of the operations, secretly controlling the shell companies and even Calvi's giant bank. The Vatican silenced the angry creditors by hush money payments and costs of over half a billion dollars, while harboring the bank's archbishop and his two aides from criminal arrest warrants for seven years. Only Calvi's death removed his personal testimony from demolishing the Vatican strategy. His family said Calvi was going to "name names."
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The story of the bankruptcy of the Italian Banco Ambrosiano.
The bank lost about $ 1300 million by buying back its own shares to prop up the share price.
This book is a big disappointment. It even doesn't take a position on the death of Calvi : murder or suicide?
A better book about the same period: David Yallop's 'In God's Name', but that is a big speculation.
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I have not finished the book yet but what I have read has been fascinating-and not a little be eerie. I moved to London as a college student shortly after Roberto Calvi's death and this book fills in a lot of the blanks.
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A must read to make you question what you think of the Catholic Church. Nothing negative just informative. A business like being shown.
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The book was Quite Interesting a BIG eye opener,when you start reading it, don't stop or you will lose the momentum. this book needs your Total attention. Or you'll get lost.

Sandy
Reno, Nevada
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