Andrea Maunahan Maunahan itibaren Hillat Abdul Saleh, Bahreyn
Very engaging. An excellent read for insight into the movement of serving the world's poor without getting an unneccesary, emotion ridden guilt trip. Instead, New Friars leave you with story, with fact, and with substance.
As a fan of the Preston and Child Pendergast series, I was interested to read this true story by Douglas Preston and the award winning and gutsy Italian journalist Mario Spezi. What an unexpected pleasure reading this true crime story was. I continue to love Italy and Florence, but was astounded by the flagrant misuse of judicial power described in this book. It is important to note that this is not an Italian problem it is a universal problem, for which this was an excellent representation. Over the past few years in this country we have seen how unfounded, far out theories can take on the patina of validity when dispersed on the internet, but it is usually politicians here and not judges and prosecutors who fall for the lies, or appear to whenever it enhances their political drawing power. I was actually very scared for Mr. Spezi and Mr. Preston as I read this story. Having missed the story on Dateline NBC and other sources, this was all new to me and all the more frightening. Some will be disappointed that the ending is not tied up with a clear resolution of all that went before, but real life is like that. The afterword also provided information that was brand new to me and reinforced why people such as Mignini and Giuttari cannot be allowed to stay in positions of authority, when their reputations are shown to be so tainted. I commend the authors on their determination to find the truth and their courage in the face of unwarranted attacks. A free press is the cornerstone of a democracy, wherever that democracy exists on the globe.