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by James Carroll

eBook Prince of Peace download ISBN: 0316130141
Author: James Carroll
Publisher: Little Brown & Co.; 1st edition (November 1, 1984)
Language: English
Pages: 531
ePub: 1572 kb
Fb2: 1949 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

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James Carroll was raised in Washington, . and ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1969

James Carroll was raised in Washington, . and ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1969. He served as a chaplain at Boston University from 1969 to 1974, then left the priesthood to become a writer. A distinguished scholar- in-residence at Suffolk University, he is a columnist for the Boston Globe and a regular contributor to the Daily Beast.

Prince of Peace book. Over the summer I read the book Prince of Peace, by james Carroll

Prince of Peace book. Over the summer I read the book Prince of Peace, by james Carroll. The plot of this book was different and that is what really tied me in. The book was filled with suspense and mystery, and that's what I like in a book. What I didn't like about the book was the length, I feel like there was a lot of unnecessary information scattered throughout the book. This book met my expectations because I knew that the book was gonna be long, and I also knew that the book was gonna be very interesting.

Prince of Peace may refer to: "Prince of Peace" in Isaiah 9 in the Book of Isaiah in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. interpreted by Christians as a Christian messianic prophecy referring to Christ. interpreted by Jews in other ways as abi-ad-sar-shalom. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Woodridge, Illinois, . St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (Mobile, Alabama), now known as Prince of Peace Church.

She was supervising the ten o'clock recess, and the children were swarming like bees

She was supervising the ten o'clock recess, and the children were swarming like bees. Anne Edward had joined in the games. The game was kickball, and it was her turn to kick just as Michael arrived. She didn't see him. Otherwise she'd have been selfconscious when she hiked her skirts and charged the rolling ball, inadvertently displaying her old-fashioned ankle shoes, granny shoes, and a black-stockinged calf.

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From the author of The Cloister, Prince of Peace is a thrilling saga of faith, truth, and honor, so rich and vital it leaves you breathless (Chicago Tribune). Books related to Prince of Peace.

Vietnam: bitterly contested on the American home front and on the battlefields of Southeast Asia

Vietnam: bitterly contested on the American home front and on the battlefields of Southeast Asia. Risking his vows to the priesthood and his status as a Korean War hero, Michael Maguire struggles with God and country in this thrilling novel of faith, truth, and honor, "so rich and vital it leaves you breathless" (Chicago Tribune).

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Set against the history of the American Catholic Church in the twentieth century, the novel chronicles the life of Michael Maguire--athlete, scholar, survivor of a Chinese POW camp, ordained priest--a man whose enormous capacity for love brings painful, unexpected results
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Warning, this review contains spoilers but I don't know how to express my reaction without them!

Frank and Michael grew up together in New York City just down the hill from The Cloisters. As boys they would often go to The Cloisters to sit in the garden, smoke cigarettes, and discuss life. They were altar boys together and their growing up, in the 1940s was as naive and as Catholic as my own life was a decade later.

Michael served in Korea where he was a hero and spent 3 years as a POW. When he returns to America he decides to enter the seminary. Frank is an aspiring poet, aspiring beatnik, and ultimately winds up teaching at Fordham, the Jesuit university in New York. Carroll is a masterful writer and, though he spent a lot of time describing the era, the politics, the settings, it was done so well and the story was so compelling that reading it was sheer joy.

As a young deacon, a year away from ordination, Michael meets the very beautiful and feisty Sister Anne Edwards and, because of her passionate commitment to trying to save the school she teaches at, he has his first taste of political activism but things do not go well. In the fallout he introduces Sister Ann to Frank, returns to the seminary, she leaves the convent and goes back to being Carolyn. She has fallen in love with Michael but, because he is unavailable, marries Frank. This was a bit of a stretch for me but, okay, I'll bite, what's up with this?

But, of course, it doesn't matter because the rest of the book is about Father Michael Maguire --- it is about the politics leading up to the war in Vietnam and Michael's efforts to save the children being wounded in the war, and then his fight to stop the war, and then his life as a fugitive and an activist, and a hero to the millions who support his cause. Now, at that period of time, when I was in high school, college, and beyond, the war against the war in Vietnam was very much a part of my life. I was fascinated by and hero-worshipped the resistance. I loved Abby Hoffman. I loved Tom Hayden. And I especially loved the Berrigans, Daniel and Philip, two brother priests whom I found the most incredible people of the era. So reading about Father Michael Maguire was a delicious treat. The character of Michael seemed very close to Fr. Philip Berrigan in places but also to all the resistance-priests who became politically active. It was a volatile time for Catholics not just because of the war but also because our Church was changing thanks to Pope John XXIII's Vatican II Council.

So, here I am thoroughly engrossed in the story. Throughout Michael's most intense period of activism, during his trial for destruction of Federal Property, and then while he is living underground, he is very much supported by Frank and Carolyn. They love him and admire his work and, when he jumps bail rather than go to prison, they are the ones who forfeit the $20K bail they posted. But it is worth it because they believe in him and what he stands for. This is the story of an incredible, brave, heroic, magnificent warrior-hero priest but it is set against the background of my life. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough and then --- BLAM!

Okay, SPOILER ALERT. If you plan to read the book you might want to quit here. I almost wish I had quit there. We come to find out that Fr. Michael has been having an affair his best friend's wife for the past several years and, when Frank finds out, he is so stung by their betrayal he in turn betrays his lifelong friend, the FBI picks him up, and off to prison he goes.

Now, I'm not going to argue the likelihood or the morality of this. It is what it is and I am a firm believer that a storyteller can tell his story anyway he wants to but... this is the 10% I hate: once again it is the immoral, conscienceless, greediness of a woman that destroys a magnificent man. I mean, come on! Was that necessary? Eve offers the apple and Adam says, "I couldn't help it, Frank, the woman gave it to me. Sorry if I betrayed our lifelong bond by banging your wife but she said she loved me."

Okay, I'm not crazy about a priest breaking his vows but it happens and I'm not crazy about him having an affair with a married woman because that happens too. But it is the blithe, cavalier way that Carolyn (a former nun) continues on in her married life (with his best friend) organizing fund-raisers for him, allowing her husband to support her (and in many ways him) all because she is just so beautiful and she loves him so much. It's such a cliché.

Yes, I know these things can happen but I resented her turning into such a dislikable, self-centered, immoral twit. Is that what the author really thinks of women? Couldn't he come up with something better than that? But, of course, the writer is male and the woman is just so doggone beautiful so who cares if she behaves like a selfish brat?

Sigh. The final scene of the book is just gorgeous, haunting, unforgettable. Much of the book is. But I wish the woman they both "loved" had been worthy of their love --- and of the author's respect.
Another superb James Carroll reality-based novel which is sure to capture the perceptive reader's attention, while featuring some current dilemmas in the Churches and some universal issues to be address. Always a winner!
Emotionally charged story of 3 conflicted Catholics whose lives intertwine through the Korean & Vietnam Wars. Much to think about for us that lived it & those who didn't. Powerful opinions of Politics, War, Religion, and Love. Like "Warburg in Rome" this has it all.
Rich in church history, this book captured the travesty of the Vietnam War and the US's culpability in prolonging the war. War. Carroll always provides deep descriptions of related activities that allow a reader to feel like she/he is present at the events.
I was awed by this novel. It is not a fast read, but a most satisfying one. With a great deal of historic detail, Carroll draws from his own experience as a priest during the Vietnam era, and the conflicts he confronted. This book is a "must read" part of Vietnam era literature, along with The Quiet American by Graham Greene. These were complicated times, the country was divided, and it wasn't until the Mai Lai massacre story was revealed that most U.S. citizens realized that our soldiers were capable of, and ordered to by their superiors, commit mass murder of unarmed civilians.
Began reading and then got side tracked on to something else. Ever since he wrote "Constantine's Sword" I have been an avid reader of his works.
Awesome book have loved it for years
Some of the issues of faith are far too common. Yet I feel that there was more o an agenda toward the bishops cardinals.....