Holy Cross Home Skip the Navigation
Search | Site Index | Directions | Web Services | Calendar
 About HC    |   Admissions   |   Academics   |   Administration   |   Alumni & Friends   |   Athletics   |   Library
Holy Cross Magazine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Class Notes
  In Memoriam
  Road Signs
   
  Search the Magazine
  All Issues
  About the Magazine
   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Book Notes    
         
   

Lucky Corner: The Biography of Congressman Alfred E. Santangelo
written by Betty L. Santangelo and co-edited by Charles A. Santangelo '77

Lucky Corner: The Biography of Congressman Alfred E. Santangelo (Center for Migration Studies), written by Betty L. Santangelo and co-edited by Charles A. Santangelo '77, is the story of the man who represented New York City's upper east side in the State Senate and the U.S. Congress from 1947 through 1963. An oversized volume featuring an abundance of fascinating photographs of world and national leaders, including Theodore Roosevelt, Alfred E. Smith, Fiorello La Guardia and John and Robert Kennedy, the book is also the story of the rise of Italian Americans in the political arena.

Comments Michael Barone of U.S. News and World Report, "It is a story of America ... a story worthy of reflection for what it tells about the potentialities of the American future ... (It) teaches us that with honesty, hard work, intellectual ability and strong personal character, immigrant families can not only rise in this country but can make important contributions to America."

Charles A. Santangelo is research director, Eastern Europe, of the Global Technology Network of the U.S. Agency for International Development. 

 

Lucky Corner

    dots
   

Père Jacques: Resplendent in Victory
by Rev. Francis J. Murphy '57

Rev. Francis J. Murphy '57 is the author of Père Jacques: Resplendent in Victory (ICS Publications), a biography of Lucien-Louis Bunel, better known as Père Jacques, the Catholic priest who sacrificed his own life to preserve the lives of three young Jewish boys during World War II. The subject of the Louis Malle film, Au Revoir Les Enfants, Père Jacques' life is examined here in its entirety. The book traces the priest's "lifelong commitment to social justice" from his humble beginnings, to his career as a headmaster, to his plight in a Nazi concentration camp.

Divided into two parts, the book first details the priest's dedication to the service of others, then introduces previously unpublished selections from Père Jacques' writings. 

Fr. Murphy is an associate professor of European history at Boston College. He also serves as chaplain for the Sisters of Charity in Wellesley, Mass. 

  Père Jacques: Resplendent in Victory
    dots    
   

The Catholic Church in the Twentieth Century: Renewing and Reimagining the City of God
John G. Deedy Jr. '48

The Catholic Church in the Twentieth Century: Renewing and Reimagining the City of God, published by the Liturgical Press and edited by John G. Deedy Jr. '48, is an assessment of the watershed events in Catholicism's last 100 years. Among the events covered in the book are the convening of the Second Vatican Council and the election of a pontiff from the Eastern bloc. A main selection of the Catholic Book Club and the first alternate selection of the Thomas More Book Club of Chicago, the book's essayists include Sally Cunneen Honorary '91 and David O'Brien of the College's history department. 

Deedy is a respected journalist specializing in Catholic issues as well as an award-winning author. A former editor of the newspapers of the Dioceses of Worcester and Pittsburgh, he was managing editor of Commonweal from 1967-1978. He is the author of numerous books, including The Catholic Fact Book. His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation and The New Republic

  The Catholic Church in the Twentieth Century
   

dots

   
   

The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years
by Joseph A. Califano Jr. '52

Texas A&M University Press has reissued The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years, by Joseph A. Califano Jr. '52. Califano served as one of President Johnson's chief domestic advisors. The New York Times Book Review praised the book for its vivid portrait of the president: "Johnson leaps off the page in all his raw and earthly glory." Writing in The Washington Post Book World, historian Stephen Ambrose called the book "a walk through the half-decade . that was the most tumultuous time in the lives of every American over [40] years of age . This book is recommended without reservation." 

Califano served as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare from 1977 to 1979. Currently chairman and president of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, he is at work on a memoir. 

  The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson
   

dots

   
   

 

These books are available from the Holy Cross Bookstore. Phone: (508)-793-3609. E-mail: erice@holycross.edu. If you mention that you read about these titles in Holy Cross Magazine, the bookstore will offer free shipping!

 

   
   College of the Holy Cross   |   1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610   |   (508) 793 2011   |   Copyright 2004   |                  email   |   webmaster@holycross.edu