John Paul II: The Epic Life of a Pilgrim Pope

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This multimedia coffee-table book/CD-ROM package is the only one of its kind to honor in exquisite detail the remarkable, historical papacy of Pope John Paul II. Through hundreds of rare and archival photographs, extensive video footage, and decades' worth of reporting and interviews, John Paul II: The Epic Life of a Pilgrim Pope is the definitive tribute to the man and his legacy. The book is a captivating pictorial record of the pontiff's life and reign, with hundreds of photos, interviews, and firsthand news accounts of the most significant events of the Pope's quarter century in power. World leaders such as President George H.W. Bush, Lech Walesa, and many others share their experiences with Pope John Paul II and reflect on the impact of his papacy. The companion CD-ROM is divided into nine comprehensive segments that chronicle a specific time period in the papacy of Pope John Paul II, and features thousands of photographs, video footage, published newspaper and magazine articles, and original text written and compiled by the Chicago Tribune's award-winning editorial and design staffs.

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Over more than a quarter century, Pope John Paul II emerged as one of the most influential people of the era, shaping moral thought and political action. He was a pope of firsts and mosts. He was the most traveled pontiff by far, having visited and kissed the ground of more than 100 nations. He was the first pope to set foot in the main synagogue in Rome and the first to enter a mosque. One of the Vatican's most prolific writers, he produced more than 80 encyclicals, exhortations, apostolic constitutions and letters, plus hundreds of other documents and several popular books. He became the first non-Italian pope in 4 1/2 centuries, and he was among the youngest in the modern era, just 58 when he ascended to the papal throne. With photos, text and the accompanying interactive, multimedia CD-ROM, this book traces the life of a charismatic, often controversial man, both at home in the Vatican and on his pilgrimages to the world.

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The Chicago Tribune is the most read daily newspaper of the Chicago metropolitan area and is currently the eighth largest newspaper in the United States by circulation.

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