The Archbishop Wore Combat Boots: From Combat to Camelot to Katrina -- a memoir of an extraordinary life
The 82nd Airborne:
"Gripping the door's rim for leverage, I hurled myself into the air, doing a half-turn. The propeller instantly ripped open my chute, followed by a terrific body wrench courtesy of my skin-tight harness. In seconds, my entire body was reacting to a forced sudden stop after going 120 miles an hour in a plane."
Freeing Jews in Germany:
"Walking into the barr
The good priest takes us on his life's journey from growing up in the DC area, to his seminary years both in the DC area and in Rome. Once he is ordained and serves in the Archdiocese of Washington DC for a few years, the tug of serving our c ...more
I live in suburban New Orleans and The Archbishop Wore Combat Boots has been on my "to be read" list for some time, so I grabbed it when I was offered a complimentary review copy by the Catholic Company. The Archbishop Wore Combat Boots is the memoir of Archbishop Philip Hannan, who was Archbishop of New Orleans from 1965 to 1988. Prior to that he served as an Auxiliary Bishop of Washington DC, where he was friends with the Kennedy family; indeed he was the preacher at John Kennedy's Funeral, an ...more
It's a little on the dry side which is why I only gave it 3 stars. I read diligiently until the last third of the book and then I started skimming. As a primary source of information about the events of the past 100 years though, it is excellent.