Triumph The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church – A 2,000 Year History
by H.W. Crocker III
Book Description: For 2,000 years, Catholicism—the largest religion in the world and in the United States—has shaped global history on a scale unequaled by any other institution.
Triumph offers an accessible, affirmative, and exciting entry into that history. Inside, you’ll discover the spectacular story of the Church from Biblical times and the early days of St. Peter—the first pope—to Pope John Paul the Great (already a saint), Pope Benedict XVI (a master theologian), and the controversies surrounding Pope Francis.
It is a sweeping drama of Roman legions, great crusades, epic battles, toppled empires, heroic saints, and enduring faith, as well as Dark Age skullduggery, the Inquisition, the Renaissance popes, and the Protestant Revolt.
A classic for twenty years — now updated and expanded — Triumph is a brawling, colorful history full of inspiring pageantry and spirited polemic that will exhilarate, amuse, and infuriate as it extols the power and the glory the Catholic Church and the gripping stories of some of its greatest men and women.
About the Author:H. W. Crocker IIIis the bestselling author of the prize-winning comic novel The Old Limey, the Custer of the West series, and several historical works, including Triumph, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire, The Yanks Are Coming!, and Robert E. Lee on Leadership. His journalism has appeared in National Review, the American Spectator, Crisis, the National Catholic Register, the Washington Times, and many other outlets. A native of San Diego and educated in California and England, he is married to a former cheerleader and lives in seclusion in the Deep South.