Hans Keller is highly intelligent - so much so that he places little value in his studies or in religion. But after a chance meeting with the charismatic Josef Goebbels, a leader of the bourgeoning Nazi Party, atheistic Hans is offered a key role in shaping the future of the Nazis' new Germany: providing influence within the Catholic Church. As his thoughts become more clouded and his morals crumble, Hans finds himself immersed in a shadowy role of manipulation and deceit; he is becoming Hitler's priest. Author and former priest S. J. Tagliareni offers an astounding amount of historical research, highly attuned cultural notes, and a varied and fascinating cast of characters in his new thriller. In addition, Hitler's Priest offers a rare window into the psychological and moral conflicts raised by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
Format: 6" x 9" hardback
ISBN 13: 978-1612540559
Published: June 2012
About the Author
S. J. Tagliareni is a storyteller, business consultant, art dealer and former Catholic priest. For over twenty-five years he has successfully engaged private and public companies in their search for outstanding performance. A gifted speaker, he is blessed with a fine sense of humor and can invigorate an audience with his insights on life and leadership. He was profounded influenced by his relationship with Dr. Viktor Frankl, the author of "Man's Search for Meaning." The desire to humanize the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust is imbedded in his spirit.
An accomplished strategic thinker, he is also captivated by the search for wonderful food and wine. His ultimate goal is to find the perfect cannoli.
Hitler’s Priest by S.J. Tagliareni is a page-turning book whose characters will live in your thoughts long after you finish reading it. You will be entranced by the author’s depictions of the characters and events that led up to the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich, and will want to keep reading until late into the night. I have read many historical accounts of WWII and the Third Reich, but often, you don’t really gain a complete understanding of how it was like to have lived during that time unless you read a novel about people who lived under the regime of the Third Reich, like the great novels The Boy In Striped Pajamas and The Book Thief. If you loved reading those novels and others about the Third Reich, or you’re a history buff, you’re sure to want to add Hitler’s Priest to your reading lists today
-Douglas R.Cobb, Author of The Case Files of Lily and PAWS series
“When one is drawn closer to evil, at what point do you react and try to pull away? Hitler’s Priest is a novel that delves into the nature of humanity when faced with the evil of the Holocaust. S. J. Tagliareni, an ex-Catholic priest, provides a different perspective on the Catholic involvement in the Holocaust. Hitler’s Priest is riveting and very hard to put down, highly recommended.”
- Midwest Book Review, July 2012
"A perfect read that will stay with you long after you read it."
- Susan Sherman, President and CEO of the Independence Foundation.
"A gripping story of treachery, heroism, and life-altering choices."
- Aaron T. Beck, M.D., Institute for Cognitive Therapy
"Hitler's Priest" is a stunning novel with many fascinating twists and turns."
- Joseph T. Pittelli, M.D., former executive VP, Wyeth Pharmaceutical
"Hitler's Priest, a captivating novel, offers its readers more than an eye-opening and potent story; this book contains profound observations and unforgettable life lessons. Thank you, S. J. Tagliarini, for giving us this important novel."
- Arthur Kurzweil, American author, educator, editor, writer, publisher and illusionist
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 13 March, 2014.