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Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, CBS News Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him "America's new past master." Seven of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Cronkite won the Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism and was a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year 2012. The Great Deluge won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He lives in Texas with his wife and three children. Brinkley has been awarded honorary doctorates from Trinity College (Connecticut), University of Maine, Hofstra University, and Allegheny College, among many others.
Julie M. Fenster is an award-winning author and historian, specializing in the American story. In 2006 her book Parish Priest, written with coauthor Douglas Brinkley, was a New York Times bestseller for seven weeks. She also wrote Ether Day: The Strange Tale of America's Greatest Medical Discovery and the Haunted Men Who Made It, which won the prestigious Anesthesia Foundation Award for Best Book. Fenster is the author of six other books, including Race of the Century: The Heroic True Story of the 1908 New York to Paris Auto Race and The Case of Abraham Lincoln: A Story of Adultery, Murder, and the Making of a Great President.
His is a truly uplifting story.
This excellent book is a biography not only of Father McGivney but also of his time and place and provides an astonishing look at 19th century America.
I would highly recommend Parish Priest to all Catholics and particularly to members of the Knights of Columbus which was founded by Father McGivney.
This is the story of the Catholic priest who founded the Knights of Columbus fraternal organization. Very informative and interesting; well-written.Published 4 hours ago by Mary Whitehead
A book every member of the Knights of Columbus need to read. I brought the book and a CD.Published 13 days ago by Don Ehrman
Authors did a wonderful job of describing the life and motivation of this soon to be cannonized parish priest. Historical background very insightful.Published 23 days ago by Jim Brosseau
Bought it to see how the founder of the Knights of Columbus spent his time as the parish priest Great book.Published 3 months ago by Chuckiebaby
This was a great book to read for many reasons. It gave me a renewal of history of the events of early America and the events and descriptions of the middle and later 1800's. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard J Mitzel
Why, I wondered, doesn't the subtitle mention that this is the guy who founded the Knights of Columbus? Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gord Wilson