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									Caleb CarrCaleb Carr
A military historian with a ripe imagination, Caleb Carr is best known for his murder mysteries set in late-19th-century New York. More recently, he has turned his attention to an imagined future and an all-too-real present, but he can always be relied upon for thought-provoking writing that richly evokes its own period and politics.

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Fact File

Name:
Caleb Carr
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
August 2, 1955
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
Attended Kenyon College, 1973-75; B.A. in history, New York University, 1977





Carr's Latest

Selected Works

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								The Italian Secretary, Author: 
								Caleb Carr.

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The Italian Secretary
by Caleb Carr
Carr's brilliant new offering takes Arthur Conan Doyle's tradition to remarkable new heights with this spellbinding tale that picks up the story of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they're summoned to the aid of Queen Victoria in Scotland.
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								The Devil Soldier: The Story of Frederick Townsend Ward, Author: 
								Caleb Carr.
*  The Devil Soldier: The Story of Frederick Townsend Ward (1991)
*  The Alienist (1994)
*  The Angel of Darkness (1997)
*  Killing Time: A Novel of the Future (2000)
*  The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare Against Civilians, Why It Has Always Failed and Why It Will Fail Again (2002)
*  The Italian Secretary (2005)

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The Best Book to Read First

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								The Alienist, Author: 
								Caleb Carr.

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The Alienist
by Caleb Carr
Carr is best known for this sweeping novel about a serial killer in 1896 New York City and the "alienist" (the moniker used at the time for practitioners of psychology) who sets out to stop his violent spree.



Dyja on Carr

Meet John Trow author Thomas Dyja, who knows a bit about mixing history and fiction himself, lists Carr among his favorite writers. In an interview with Barnes & Noble.com, Dyja said Carr is "leading the charge on a new vision of history. Nowadays it seems as if many historians are writing fiction and the novelists are the ones really mining history for what we all must learn from it."

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Departure for the Future

Ruminations on a New World

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								Killing Time: A Novel of the Future, Author: 
								Caleb Carr.

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Killing Time: A Novel of the Future
by Caleb Carr
The subtitle made it quite plain: Carr decided to write a novel that did not, unlike The Alienist and Angel of Darkness, focus on turn-of-the-century New York. Fans were rattled, but Killing Time earned its own fans with Carr's warped view of 2023 and a mystery involving a presidential assassination.

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								The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare Against Civilians, Why It Has Always Failed and Why It Will Fail Again, Author: 
								Caleb Carr.

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The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare Against Civilians, Why It Has Always Failed and Why It Will Fail Again
by Caleb Carr
Carr brings his military scholarship to bear on this post-September 11 meditation, in which he analyzes current attitudes on terrorism and places it within a historical context that suggests terrorists ultimately defeat themselves.

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