Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
Memorial Bridge - A Novel - cover

Memorial Bridge - A Novel

James Carroll

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

This historical saga of a patriotic man and his son “tackles those dangerous, wrenching issues of morality, political ethics, and family ties” (Alice Hoffman).   From the New York Times–bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of The Cloister, this decades-spanning novel tells the story of Sean Dillon, who escapes from the rough world of the Chicago stockyards to become an agent in J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, and then rises to the very top of military intelligence on the eve of its greatest challenge—and the nation’s greatest failure.   An Irishman, a Catholic, and a lawyer obsessed with justice, Dillon is a man whose fierce integrity has always set him apart. His indomitable wife, Cass, can see what his defiant adherence to principle is costing him, especially when he is charged with an impossible duty as an air force general. As America becomes more deeply entangled in Vietnam, Dillon will discover that his son has inherited his merciless conscience—and that he is deeply opposed to the war.   From the gangster-ridden politics of Depression-era Chicago to the intrigue and glamour of wartime Washington; from the triumph of virtue in World War II to the moral chaos of Vietnam; from turf battles in the Pentagon to tear-gas conflict in the streets; from a man’s inbred solitude to the story of an extraordinary love— Memorial Bridge is both a journey through twentieth-century history and a tale of one family trying to span the divisions of the American heart.   “[Carroll] writes with sweep about faith, redemption, truth, honor. . . . There is beauty and power in his characters and themes, and there is mystery in the big questions that inform Carroll’s moral fiction.” —The Boston Globe
Available since: 05/10/1991.
Print length: 495 pages.

Other books that might interest you

  • Absolute Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #12) - cover

    Absolute Zero (An Agent Zero Spy...

    Jack Mars

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    “You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. A superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.”
    --Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews
    
    ABSOLUTE ZERO is book #12—and the series finale—in the #1 bestselling AGENT ZERO series, which begins with AGENT ZERO (Book #1), a free download with over 500 five-star reviews.
    
    In the shocking series finale, Agent Zero learns of a powerful thermonuclear bomb which, set off in the right place, could kill tens of millions. In a breathtaking twist, he learns of something else that will make it even more deadly.
    
    The fate of the world is literally at stake as Agent Zero finds himself in a mad race against time, the only person on the planet with a capacity to find the weapon.
    
    Yet, while Zero races to find the location, he is up against other formidable forces: dozens of assassins are dispatched to kill him.
    
    And in the midst of all this, the time has come for Zero to have a final reckoning with his own deteriorating health.
    
    Full circle from his original discovery of the memory chip, Agent Zero is given one last chance to save the planet—if only he can keep from destroying himself—and everything in his path—in his wake.
    
    ABSOLUTE ZERO (Book #12) is an un-putdownable espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night, and the satisfying and stunning climax to a masterful 12-book espionage action series. 
    
    “Thriller writing at its best.”
    --Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary)
    
    “One of the best thrillers I have read this year.”
    --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary)
    
    Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!
    Show book
  • Chasing Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #9) - cover

    Chasing Zero (An Agent Zero Spy...

    Jack Mars

    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    “You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. A superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.”
    --Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews
    
    CHASING ZERO is book #9 in the #1 bestselling AGENT ZERO series, which begins with AGENT ZERO (Book #1), a free download with nearly 300 five-star reviews.
    
    The Palestinians decide they want to make peace with Israel—and they want the U.S. President to broker the historic treaty on their territory. Agent Zero advises the President against the dangerous trip, but he insists on going. After a series of dramatic and shocking twists, the most dangerous 48 hours of Zero’s life ensue, forcing him into an impossible mission: save the President at all costs.
    
    CHASING ZERO (Book #9) is an un-putdownable espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night. 
    
    “Thriller writing at its best.”
    --Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary)
    
    “One of the best thrillers I have read this year.”
    --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary)
    
    Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!
    Show book
  • Hunt for the Enemy - cover

    Hunt for the Enemy

    Rob Sinclair

    • 0
    • 1
    • 1
    They’ve erased his past and wiped out his very existence—but Carl Logan isn’t finished yet . . . “A spectacular finale to the trilogy.” —Crime Book Junkie
    
     Logan—once an invaluable asset, now branded a traitor—has been framed for murder. His own firm, the secretive Joint Intelligence Agency, has labeled him a rogue operative after two decades of loyal service. The agency is tracking him down . . . and they’re not the only ones. 
    
    But there’s much more at stake than just Logan’s life. One by one, agents and informants from all sides, all allegiances, are dying. And Carl Logan is the only man who can put a stop to it, once and for all. The hunt is on.
    
    Praise for Rob Sinclair and Hunt for the Enemy
     “An excellent action thriller, perfect for fans of Jack Reacher and Ben Hope . . . A great series.” — Off the Shelf Book Reviews 
    “Fast paced and gripping . . . highly tense.” —Sarah Hardy, By the Letter Book Reviews
    Show book
  • File Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #5) - cover

    File Zero (An Agent Zero Spy...

    Jack Mars

    • 2
    • 9
    • 0
    “You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. A superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.”
    --Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews
    
    In FILE ZERO (Book #5), Agent Zero’s memory finally comes flooding back—and with it, shocking revelations about the CIA’s secret plot to spark a war and to take his life. Disavowed and on the run, can he stop them in time?
    
    When an incident in the Strait of Hormuz threatens to mushroom into an all-out war, Agent Zero’s memory comes rushing back, and with it, a chance to uncover the plot that caused his memory loss to begin with. Discredited, with few friends left, Zero is on his own as he tries to stop the CIA while also saving his targeted family.
    
    Yet as he digs deeper, another, more nefarious, plot comes to surface, one which will require him to trust no one, and to risk it all to save the country he loves.
    
    FILE ZERO (Book #5) is an un-putdownable espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night. Book #6 in the AGENT ZERO series is now also available.
    
    “Thriller writing at its best.”
    --Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary)
    
    “One of the best thrillers I have read this year.”
    --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary)
    
    Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!
    Show book
  • The Woman at Number 19 - A Nail-Biting Psychological Suspense - cover

    The Woman at Number 19 - A...

    J.A. Baker

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    The author of The Other Mother delivers a psychological thriller “fraught with uncertainty, possibility, and quiet menace” (AudioFile). 
     
    Esther lost her husband, Julian, and her children, Harriet and Dexter, in a car accident and is struggling with her grief. Spurred on by her own loneliness and a need to make amends for not being able to save her own children, Esther takes it upon herself to watch the woman who lives at number 19. But when unexplainable incidents begin to happen in Esther’s house, she begins to fear for her safety. Meanwhile, over at number 19, the woman’s behavior is becoming more explosive and unpredictable. As Esther starts to lose her grip on reality, her world begins to unravel. Just who is this strange woman at number 19? And why is Esther so obsessed with her? 
     
    “In every sense a true ‘page-turner’ . . . explores the darkness of the mentally unstable mind.” —Fictionophile 
     
    “An absolutely brilliant, unputdownable, cracker of a read! . . . J.A. Baker has constructed a novel that in parts is quite frighteningly believable as she delves into what it might be like to live inside a confused, muddled psyche.” —Jan’s Book Buzz 
     
    “Superbly written . . . J. A. Baker has created such creepily believable characters that I felt a shiver go down my spine each time I came across the characters in question.” —gingerbookgeek
    Show book
  • Zero Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thriller—Book #11) - cover

    Zero Zero (An Agent Zero Spy...

    Jack Mars

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    “You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. A superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.”
    --Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews
    
    ZERO ZERO is book #11 in the #1 bestselling AGENT ZERO series, which begins with AGENT ZERO (Book #1), a free download with nearly 300 five-star reviews.
    
    When Agent Zero visits his doctor in Switzerland, hoping to salvage his deteriorating health, he is met with a shocking surprise: another agent who has been given a memory implant, just like him. And, just like him, this agent has deadly skills—and a singular mission: to kill Agent Zero.
    
    Agent Zero has met his doppleganger, a darker version of himself. 
    
    Who is he? Who does he work for? Who chipped him? What secrets does he hold about Zero’s past? And why does he want Zero dead?
    
    ZERO ZERO (Book #11) is an un-putdownable espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night. 
    
    “Thriller writing at its best.”
    --Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary)
    
    “One of the best thrillers I have read this year.”
    --Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary)
    
    Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!
    Show book