The Archbishop Wore Combat Boots: From Combat to Camelot to Katrina Memoir of an Extraordinary Life

The Archbishop Wore Combat Boots: From Combat to Camelot to Katrina Memoir of an Extraordinary Life

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The Archbishop Wore Combat Boots: From Combat to Camelot to Katrina Memoir of an Extraordinary Life by Archbishop Philip Hannan, Nancy Collins, Peter Finey Jr.

"I felt as numb and emotionally exhausted as every other American struggling to make sense of the stunningly brutal murder. My own grieving, however, would have to wait. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy had asked that I deliver the eulogy for her husband--and my friend." -- Archbishop Philip Hannan

Whether parachuting behind enemy lines...jumping into a Secret Service sedan for a White House meeting with JFK...or navigating the swirling flood waters of a hurricane...New Orleans' Archbishop Philip Hannan knew only one way to operate: totally committed and full speed ahead!

The embodiment of "The Greatest Generation," Archbishop Hannan's intellect, wit, generosity, and work ethic were unparalleled when fighting for what he believed in: the dangers of fascism, the preservation of the Faith, the inherent, if unforeseen, pitfalls in advising politicians on Church doctrine.

Grab a front row seat on this extraordinary man's always fascinating, ever-humbling journey as he makes his mark on the pivotal events of the 20th century--the second World War, the Kennedy presidency, Vatican II, the integration of the South, Hurricane Katrina.

Go behind the scenes as Archbishop Philip Hannan--at age 97, still the quintessential priest and American--details the events, pressures, decisions, and emotions of his one-of-a-kind experiences...proving, once again, the impact that one human being can have on history. Read an excerpt here.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612781174
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 05/27/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 457
Sales rank: 401,390
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Nancy Collins is a highly-respected journalist whose in-depth interviews with President Bill Clinton, Nicole Kidman, Jack Nicholson, Jennifer Aniston, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tim Russert, Will Smith, and Rudy Giuliani, among others, have appeared on the covers of Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, Rolling Stone, New York, George, Interview, Harper's Bazaar, Forbes Life, and Good Housekeeping. As an on-air correspondent for NBC's Today Show and ABC's Primetime Live and 20/20, Ms. Collins interviews have included Senator Joe Biden, Whoopi Goldberg, Elizabeth Taylor, Diane Keaton, and Linda Tripp. In 1990, Random House published her memoir-cum-anthology, Hard to Get: Fast Talk and Rude Questions Along the Interview Trail, in hardcover, followed by Harper Collins in soft cover. Nancy Collins, who lives in New York City, is the daughter of Elsie and Aeneas Patrick Collins, the first cousin and boyhood friend of Archbishop Hannan.
Peter Finney, Jr., has served as executive editor and general manager of the Clarion Herald, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, since 1993. In 2001 and 2009, he was named by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada as the national winner of the Individual Excellence Award for an Editor/Writer. He is a former sportswriter for the New York Post and New York Daily News and was selected in 1988 as the recipient of the Dick Young Award by B'nai B'rith International for achievement and continuing excellence as one of New York's top sports journalists. Peter and his wife, Carolyn, have four children.

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Big_Big_Reader More than 1 year ago
There's been a lot written about Vietnam, Camelot, Katrina, and the years in between, but this extraordinary story of an extraordinary life is not to be missed -- even if you're too young to remember much of the actual events in which the Archbishop took part. Wonderful writing and a terrific story of a real hero. Order now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book about a wonderful man. From boyhood to archbishop. Beloved chaplain in ww2, friend and confidant of president kennedy and jackie and parochial leader of new orleans. His life was truly amazing. Couldnt put this book down. My son was confirmed by him when he was in his 80 's. I cannot say enough about this extraodinary man. This is a must read!!
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