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Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. His most recent books are The Quiet World, The Wilderness Warrior, and The Great Deluge. Six of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He lives in Texas.
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.
Authors did a wonderful job of describing the life and motivation of this soon to be cannonized parish priest. Historical background very insightful.Published 4 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 2 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 3 months ago by Gord Wilson
I will be joining the KOC this January 2014 and thought it would be fitting to learn about the man (saint) that started KoCPublished 7 months ago by Frank Kosinski
This book gives the inspiratiion of what one person can do to change the lives for many. It helps one to
understand the Knights of Columbus Catholic Fraternal Organization. Read more
Very interesting portrait of an unlikely Saint.
Its the everyday life that makes the everyday Saints and this one is very eye opening.