I am Gerald Posner. I am an author, lawyer, and investigative reporter. My new book GOD'S BANKERS is about the secretive world of Vatican finances. AMA!
I am a journalist, author and attorney. My first book, a biography of Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele Mengele: The Complete Story, 1986 grew out of a pro bono lawsuit for some survivors of Mengele's medical experiments at Auschwitz. From there I went on to write about the international heroin trade Warlords of Crime: Chinese Secret Societies - The New Mafia; a novel about biological warfare The Bio-Assassins, 1989; about the second generation of top Nazis Hitler's Children: Sons and Daughters of Leaders of the Third Reich talk about their Fathers and Themselves, 1991; the murder of JFK Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK, 1993 - Case Closed was a finalist for the Pulitzer in History and a NY Times bestseller; a Ross Perot biography, Citizen Perot: His Life and Times, 1996; the MLK murder, Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr, 1998; the business story of one of America's most fabled record labels, Motown: Music, Money, Sex, Power, 2002; the story behind 9/11, Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11, 2003; an investigation of Saudi Arabia, Secrets of the Kingdom: The Inside Story of the Saudi-U.S. Connection, 2005; the history of a city, Miami Babylon: Crime, Wealth and Power - A Dispatch from the Beach, 2009.
Over the course of writing these books, at different times I was a regular panelist on HistoryCENTER, the History Channel’s Sunday current events program. And I have been a freelance writer for many news magazines, and a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and MSNBC.
My latest book is GOD’S BANKERS: A HISTORY OF MONEY AND POWER AT THE VATICAN. It is the result of nine years of off an on again research and reporting and it follows the church’s finances for 200 years inside one of the world’s most powerful institutions. Ask me anything you like about the Vatican and its money!
Hi everyone, thank you so much for your a great AMA session. It was my first one on Reddit and I liked it so much I kept coming back to try and answer as many questions as possible, sorry I couldn't get to them all. And remember to check out my latest book, GOD'S BANKERS. http://books.simonandschuster.com/Gods-Bankers/Gerald-Posner/9781416576570?intcmp=ihp_bks_02032015_nr