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Carroll, James 1943-

Works: 95 works in 452 publications in 13 languages and 26,693 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Spy fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Christian fiction  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Producer, Speaker, Performer
Classifications: PS3553.A764, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Carroll
Constantine's sword : the church and the Jews : a history by James Carroll( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, once a Catholic priest, "maps the profoundly troubling two-thousand-year course of the Church's battle against Judaism."--Jacket
House of war : the Pentagon and the disastrous rise of American power by James Carroll( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Carroll advances a controversial thesis: the Pentagon has, since its founding, operated beyond the control of any force in government or society. It is the loosest cannon in American history, and no institution has changed this country more. He marshals a trove of often chilling evidence, recounting how "the Building" and its denizens achieved what Eisenhower called "a disastrous rise of misplaced power"--The unprecedented bombing of Germany and Japan during World War II to the "shock and awe" of Iraq. He charts the U.S. nuclear buildup, which far outpaced that of the USSR and has outlived it. He reveals how consistently the Building has found new enemies just as old threats--and funding--evaporate. He demonstrates how Pentagon policy brought about U.S. indifference to genocide during the 1990s. And he shows how the forces that attacked the Pentagon on 9/11 were set in motion exactly sixty years earlier, on September 11, 1941, when ground was broken for the house of war.--From publisher description
Jerusalem, Jerusalem : how the ancient city ignited our modern world by James Carroll( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work traces the evolution of the belief that Jerusalem is the center of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religious worlds and argues that this fixation is a main cause of the modern-day Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It uncovers the ways in which the city became a transcendent fantasy that ignites religious fervour unlike anywhere else on Earth. He shows how the conflicts within this holiest of cities underscore an important point of history: that religion and violence fuel each other. In the author's reading of the deep past, the Bible came into being as an act of resistance to the violence that threatened Jerusalem from the start. Tracing the richly intertwined threads of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim history, the author illuminates the European fixation
Family trade by James Carroll( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of a continuing esponage mission, professor Jake MacVeagh, son of a high-ranking CIA operative, is recruited by a mysterious woman to help return his defector uncle to the West
Prince of peace by James Carroll( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Secret father by James Carroll( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, three teenagers in West Germany head for Berlin to join a May Day rally on the Communist side of the divided city, only to find themselves arrested by the East German secret police
Mortal friends : a novel by James Carroll( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family saga beginning with the Irish rebellion of the early 1920's and continuing on in mid-century Boston
Supply of heroes by James Carroll( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of four people whose passion, loyalty, commitments, and courage are tested by the twin upheavals of the Irish revolution and World War I
Firebird by James Carroll( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A breathtaking political thriller set in the era of Hiss, Fuchs, McCarthy and the Rosenbergs
Memorial Bridge by James Carroll( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sean Dillon rises from the Chicago stockyards through a maze of bureaucratic rivalries to the Pentagon's inner circle, only to find his family and career threatened by war in Vietnam
The cloister : a novel by James Carroll( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A priest and a Holocaust survivor find their perspectives and senses of identity reshaped by their shared investigation into the classic romance between discredited religious scholar Peter Abelard and his intellectual paramour, Héloïse
Warburg in Rome by James Carroll( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Warburg, newly minted director of the U.S. War Refugee Board, arrives in Rome at war's end, determined to bring aid to the destitute European Jews streaming into the city. Marguerite d'Erasmo, a French-Italian Red Cross worker with a shadowed past, is initially Warburg's guide to a complicated Rome; while a charismatic young American Catholic priest, Monsignor Kevin Deane, seems equally committed to aiding Italian Jews. But the city is a labyrinth of desperate fugitives, runaway Nazis, Jewish resisters, and criminal Church figures. Marguerite, caught between justice and revenge, is forced to play a double game. At the center of the maze, Warburg discovers one of history's great scandals--the Vatican ratline, a clandestine escape route maintained by Church officials and providing scores of Nazi war criminals with secret passage to Argentina. Warburg's disillusionment is complete when, turning to American intelligence officials, he learns that the dark secret is not so secret, and that even those he trusts may betray him. James Carroll delivers an authoritative, stirring novel that reckons powerfully with the postwar complexities of good and evil in the Eternal City"--
Christ actually : the son of God for the secular age by James Carroll( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can we believe about--and how can we believe in--Jesus Christ in light of the atrocities of the twentieth century and the drift from religion that followed? Here, James Carroll traces centuries of religious history and theology to face this core challenge to modern faith. Carroll's search is a highly personal one, beginning with a crucial received memory of Jesus that separates him from his essential identity as a Jew, and therefore as a human. The divinity of Jesus trumped his humanity, including his Jewishness. Yet if Jesus was not taken as divine, he would be of no interest to believers. Thus Carroll takes the God-man question head-on, restoring its perennial answer, but in a new way. Drawing on a wide range of scholarship as well as his own acute searching, Carroll shows how faith in Jesus evolved in the first place. His fresh reading of the Gospels reinstates the context of the Romans' effectively genocidal war against the Jews, a first Holocaust that profoundly distorted the Christian memory of Jesus. In this retrieval, the great characters in Jesus' story, from John the Baptist and Peter to Paul and the various Marys, come to life in a new context. Far from another book about the "historical Jesus," Christ Actually takes the challenges of secularism seriously. The new fact of the human condition, that we are capable now of bringing about the extinction of our species, must change the meaning of faith. Humans of all stripes continue to long for the transcendent, and it is as a figure of transcendence that Jesus Christ most compellingly stands. Finally, Carroll retrieves the power of Jesus' profound ordinariness, his simple life and his call to imitate him, all suggesting an answer to Carroll's own last question--what is the future of Jesus Christ? This book points the way. --From publisher description
The city below by James Carroll( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two Irish brothers in Boston, chronicling their separate paths as they grow older. Terry Doyle is drawn to the glow of Kennedy's Camelot, Nick to organized crime. Each struggles to bend the city to his will and break free of family ties. Told against a background of ethnic and racial violence. A sequel to Mortal Friends
Crusade : chronicles of an unjust war by James Carroll( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: With the words "this Crusade, this war on terror," George W. Bush defined the purpose of his presidency. And just as promptly, James Carroll-Boston Globe columnist, son of a general, former antiwar chaplain and activist, and recognized voice of ethical authority-began a week-by-week argument with the administration over its actions. In powerful, passionate bulletins, Carroll dissected the President's exploitation of the nation's fears, invocations of a Christian mission, and efforts to overturn America's traditional relations-with other nations and its own citizens. Crusade, the collection of Carroll's searing columns, offers a comprehensive and tough-minded critique of the war on terror. From Carroll's first rejection of "war" as the proper response to Osama bin Laden, to his prescient verdict of failure in Iraq, to his never-before-published analysis of the faith-based roots of current U.S. policies, this volume displays his rare insight and scope. Combining clear moral consciousness, an acute sense of history, and a real-world grasp of the unforgiving demands of politics, Crusade is a compelling call for the rescue of America's noblest traditions. A cry from the heart, a record of protest, and a permanently relevant analysis, Carroll's work confronts the Bush era and measures it against what America was meant to be
Fault lines by James Carroll( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A draft dodger returns to the U.S. after eight years of exile in Sweden, and finds that his sister-in-law has remarried after the death of his brother in Vietnam, and that his brother has a posthumous son
Constantine's sword( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses Carroll's earlier book of the same title (c2001) as a departure point. The book discusses relations exclusively between the Catholic Church and the Jews, arguing that the Church has been antisemitic from the moment of its founding. The film incorporates much of that research, but expands the scope to discuss religious intolerance by all Christian denominations of all non-Christian denominations. The film also discusses modern political and social issues pertaining to religion, including intolerance towards Muslims, the influence of the evangelical movement, and separation of church and state
Madonna red by James Carroll( Book )

35 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in 9 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Amerikaanse priester tracht te voorkomen, dat Ierse terroristen de Britse ambassadeur in de V.S. vermoorden
Toward a new Catholic Church : the promise of reform by James Carroll( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses essential issues facing the Catholic Church and offers a case for democracy within the Church and a new way to approach reform
Vatican II : the essential texts by Norman P Tanner( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the council is commemorated on its 50th anniversary, readers can turn to these source materials to better understand the Church's positions on its relationship with the secular world and other religions, human rights, and other still highly relevant issues
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Constantine's sword : the church and the Jews : a history
House of war : the Pentagon and the disastrous rise of American powerJerusalem, Jerusalem : how the ancient city ignited our modern worldPrince of peaceSecret fatherMortal friends : a novelMemorial BridgeThe city belowCrusade : chronicles of an unjust warToward a new Catholic Church : the promise of reform
Alternative Names
Carroll, James

Iacobus Carroll

James Carroll Amerikaans journalist

Джеймс Кэрролл

جیمز کرول

캐럴, 제임스 1943-

캐롤, 제임스 1943-

キャロル, ジェイムズ

キャロル, ジェームズ