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The Resource The conduct of saints, Christopher Davis, (electronic resource)

The conduct of saints, Christopher Davis, (electronic resource)

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The conduct of saints
Title
The conduct of saints
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Davis
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Language
eng
Summary
The Conduct of Saints portrays a battleground on which power, God, sex, and the devil collide in the impoverished city of Rome during May and June of 1945. The German occupation of the Eternal City has ended, the war in Europe is over, the atomic bomb has yet to fall on Japan, and Rome is under the jurisdiction of the victors: the American, British, and French Allied Control Commission. An American Vatican prelate and lawyer, Brendan Doherty, is involved in two crusades. Abhorring capital punishment, he means to avert the execution of the Nazi collaborator Pietro Koch. Also, as devil's advocate, Doherty intends to prove the hypocrisy of Alessandro Serenelli, the man who forty years before murdered Maria Goretti. Converted by a vision, Serenelli has spent his life, in prison and out, promoting the beatification of his victim. Doherty-memory tormented, hard drinking, both angry and compassionate, a moral street fighter for what he is sure is right-feels guilty for having done too little to save the city's Jews from Auschwitz. He engages in his causes and quarrels with Rome's pre-dolce vita, postwar society-people both fictional and historical, like Alessandro Serenelli, Maria Goretti, Pietro Koch, Pope Pius XII, and film director Luchino Visconti-until he comes to a reckoning with himself and with the serene, unshakable saint-maker Serenelli
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1928-
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Davis, Christopher
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fiction
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Read by David Colacci
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  • Colacci, David
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Americans
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adult
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Label
The conduct of saints, Christopher Davis, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 46 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781470879891
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10935428
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
10935428
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MWT10935428
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The conduct of saints, Christopher Davis, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 46 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470879891
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10935428
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10935428
System control number
MWT10935428
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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