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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 was a compelling story that really brought to life the struggles of growing up during tough economic times and the passion Father McGivney had for protecting families. Read morePublished 16 days ago by twloftus
for a knights of columbus meeting priority reading i keep this book by my bed.Published 1 month ago by Leonardhughes
A 'must read' for any member of the Knights of Columbus or for anyone considering becoming a Knight. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael R. Fowler
This is the story of the Catholic priest who founded the Knights of Columbus fraternal organization. Very informative and interesting; well-written.Published 2 months ago by Mary Whitehead
A book every member of the Knights of Columbus need to read. I brought the book and a CD.Published 2 months 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 2 months ago by Jim Brosseau