James P. Carroll Writing Styles in An American Requiem

James P. Carroll
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James is the second of five sons born in the 1940s, to Joseph and Mary Carroll. Joseph is promoted from successful FBI Agent to instant Air Force General via political intrigue. He is not traditional military nor his sons normal "military brats," since they live on Air Force Bases in mansions or on Generals' Row. James accepts his life of privilege in Germany where he is "the General's son." He is fawned over by his father's friends and connections who are generals, Cardinals and a Pope and urged choose the Air Force or seminary for a career. He tells his father that he'll be the priest you never were and that may be his underlying point of view.

Ironically James doesn't compete with Joseph junior, the first son who has polio, but with Joseph senior the spoiled priest. When James is Father James Carroll...

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