PETER EISNER has been an editor and reporter at the Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated Press. His 2004 book, The Freedom Line, won the Christopher Award. Eisner won the Inter-American Press Association Award in 1991 and was nominated for an Emmy in 2010 for his role as producer on the PBS news program, World Focus. Eisner’s other books include The Italian Letter, written with Knut Royce, which traces fraudulent U.S. intelligence prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. His newest book is THE POPE’S LAST CRUSADE, How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI’s Campaign to Stop Hitler. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.