Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church, a 2,000-Year History [NOOK Book]

Overview

For 2,000 years, Catholicism—the largest religion in the world and in the United States—has shaped global history on a scale unequaled by any other institution. But until now, Catholics interested in their faith have been hard-pressed to find an accessible, affirmative, and exciting history of the Church.
Triumph is that history. Inside, you'll discover the spectacular story of the Church from Biblical times and the early days of St. Peter—the first pope—to the twilight years of...
See more details below
Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church, a 2,000-Year History

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$15.99
BN.com price

Overview

For 2,000 years, Catholicism—the largest religion in the world and in the United States—has shaped global history on a scale unequaled by any other institution. But until now, Catholics interested in their faith have been hard-pressed to find an accessible, affirmative, and exciting history of the Church.
Triumph is that history. Inside, you'll discover the spectacular story of the Church from Biblical times and the early days of St. Peter—the first pope—to the twilight years of John Paul II. It is a sweeping drama of Roman legions, great crusades, epic battles, toppled empires, heroic saints, and enduring faith. And, there are stormy controversies: Dark Age skullduggery, the Inquistition, the Renaissance popes, the Reformation, the Church's refusal to accept sexual liberation and contemporary allegations like those made in Hitler's Pope and Papal Sin.
A brawling, colorful history full of inspiring pageantry and spirited polemic, Triumph will exhilarate, amuse, and infuriate as it extols the glories of Catholic history and the gripping stories of its greatest men and women.


From the Hardcover edition.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Mr.Crocker's book is engaging, provocative, and eminently readable. It should be around for Vatican III."
William F. Buckley Jr.
"Harry Crocker propels us through two millennia with wit and insight. While irreverent to man, his reverence to God is never questioned in a must-read for non-Catholics as well as Catholics."
Robert D. Novak, syndicated columnist and commentator
"Harry Crocker has written the best short history of the Church in English since the Second Vatican Council. In short, a Triumph."
Fr. C. J. McCloskey III, director, Catholic Information Center
"I used to think that the history of the Catholic Church was the greatest story never told. But it's been told now—in Triumph—with all the verve, aggression, and even humor of John Wayne in The Quiet Man. This is rock-solid history—delivered with a rock-solid punch—and is the most essential Catholic book since the Catechism of the Catholic Church (though it's a lotmore fun to read). Buy it and enjoy."
Sean Hannity, Fox News
"H. W. Crocker III has indeed brought about a triumph with his concise and informative history. Here is a book for the general reader that provides a grand view of the Church's progress through time. Triumph is a book that will strengthen the faith of Catholics and give others an exciting and complete account of the two millennia of the Catholic Church. Magnificent!"
Ralph McInerny, Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies, University of Notre Dame, and author of the Father Dowling mysteries
"A biting, unaplolgetic romp through Catholic history that debunks some long held myths and celebrates the glory of the Catholic faith. A much needed Triumph."
Raymond Arroyo, EWTN news director and host of The World Over

From the Hardcover edition.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307560773
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/25/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 279,992
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

H. W. Crocker III, a longtime student of Robert E. Lee, is the executive editor of Regnery Publishing, Inc., consulting editor for Eagle Book Clubs, and former speechwriter for the governor of California. He serves on the board of the Southern Military Institute, writes a column on Civil War books for Southern Partisan magazine, and has written on military history for National Review, American Spectator, and other publications. He lives in northern Virginia.


From the Hardcover edition.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 10 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(6)

4 Star

(3)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2004

    An Eon of Sinners

    This book tells a story of failure and weakness on the part of man. Not surprising since we are all sinners. What is surprising is that the our Lords church has survived so much weakness and lack of insight by the decendants of Peter. The book gives you a perspective over the ages as man has slowly evolved to learn the lessons of the gospels and the teachings of Jesus. He picked his weakest deciple to lead his church and it worked. There were even weaker men who followed through the ages. Yet in todays modern world we find a pope as strong and faithfull as John Paul II. I highly recommend this book to all Christains for it shows how frail we are as human beings and how difficult it is to live the message of Christ.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2004

    My journey here.

    Jan. 2004 I decided to start attending the Catholic Mass after the Episcopal 'Church' lost its head. In my studies (for the past 5 years), searching for the real 'Church,' and authority, I am convinced I am finally home. This book has done more to confirm thatthan any other. There is ONE God, ONE Son, ONE Baptism, and ONE 'Church.'

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2010

    Highly recommended!

    I have not yet finished this book but look forward to my evenings when I can sneak in a few more pages. I am a cradle Catholic and spent all but 4 years of my education in the Catholic School System and find that I am learning so much more about the Catholic Church. There is no glossing over of any event and Mr. Crocker weaves his wit as he writes. The footnotes are also great to read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Must read! History brought to life

    This needs to be read and re-read

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 23, 2012

    Great Book!

    I have heard other people review this book, and all of the reviews have been good. So is mine. So many books dealing with Catholicism are slanted, biased, or just plain hostile to a religion which goes back 2,000 years and is practiced all over the world by millions of people. It's good to find a book that tells the story of the Church and its changing role in history, without dodging the more unChristan deeds of some of the Popes, and abuses by the clergy.
    Reading this book was not a drag of a dry read. It presents the material--and there's lots of it-- clearly, and in plain English! Talking about the earliest Christians, with secret ways of identifying themselves, to closet Christians in places such as China and the Middle East, this book would be an excellent resource for those teaching RCIA. Triumph carries it all.It is a good source for those who are simply interested in learning more about the history--good and bad-- of the Church. Triumph is a must read! I would not hesitate to call it a Triumph. The only thing is, in the limited space, the author cannot always go into the depth that you might wish for. If you're like me, that'll just make you want to learn more about your faith. Or perhaps it will inspire you!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)