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  Caleb Carr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Caleb Carr (born August 2, 1955) is an American novelist and military historian.
Carr ran as a Democrat for the Rensselaer County Legislature in 2005 but came in 4th of 4 candidates.
His father was Lucien Carr, a former UPI editor and a key Beat generation figure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caleb_Carr   (256 words)

Carr was born in New York City in 1955, attending primary and secondary school in the city (St. Luke's School, Friends Seminary).
Carr began work on "The Devil Soldier," a biography of the 19th century American mercenary Frederick Townsend Ward (as well as 19th century military history generally) that was published in 1991 by Random House.
Carr was writing scripts for various film and television studios, and continued to publish regularly on military and political affairs.
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 Caleb Carr - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Caleb Carr (born August 2, 1955) is an American novelist and noted military historian.
He was born in New York City, achieved a degree in history, and is the author of The Devils General, The Alienist, The Angel of Darkness and Killing Time among others.
His father is Lucien Carr, a former UPI editor and early Beat generation figure.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Caleb_Carr   (110 words)

 BookPage Interview
Carr lives on the top floor of this five-floor walkup, one of the better tended buildings on the sort of block that is perpetually labeled "in transition." His description of the neighborhood in "The Alienist" is still fairly apt today: "that quarter of Manhattan where.
Caleb's father, Lucien, friend to Beat generation writers William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, fatally stabbed his former scoutmaster, who was obsessed with the Columbia University student, after the man reportedly made an advance.
Carr is famously reluctant to discuss his childhood, but he will say this: "I think the depictions of violence in the books show -- exhibit -- that whoever wrote them knows a little bit about what violence, particularly towards children, is like." He concedes that he "experienced a fair amount of it.
www.bookpage.com /9710bp/firstperson1.html   (1123 words)

 Amazon.ca: Alienist: Books: Caleb Carr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Carr not only utilizes the budding sciences of criminal psychology and forensics, but he presents each method as seen through the eyes of those living in the 1890's when both were considered new developments.
Caleb Carr fully engages the minds of his readers by expertly plumbing the minds of his characters, including a chillingly twisted mind, that of a serial killer.
Carr does a good job of creating a tense atmosphere with vivid descriptions of a late 1800s New York City with all its political corruption, street violence and the gangster owned parts of town.
www.amazon.ca /Alienist-Caleb-Carr/dp/0613072197   (1734 words)

 Talk:Caleb Carr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The article previously stated, He wrote the prequel to "The Exorcist" called "Exorcist: Dominion", after this sequel was reshot by Renny Harlin as "Exorcist: The Beginning", he still received writer credit, despite having nothing to do with the re-writes and changes.
Carr received a writing credit pursuant to Writers Guild rules; therefore, he had to contribute something substantial.
The Writers Guild does not discuss credit arbitrations, so asserting Carr's contribution to the screenplay was "nothing" seems to be entirely speculative.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Caleb_Carr   (230 words)

 Caleb Carr The Alienist Reviewed by Rick Kleffel
Carr followed 'The Alienist' up with 'The Angel of Darkness', another story with the same characters and setting that to this reader was nearly as good, though not as original.
What Carr does is to present us with a picture of the city so detailed and so different from our own sensibilities that it seems almost as if the novel is a work of fantasy or science fiction.
Carr's created world is peopled by characters every bit as detailed as their environment.
trashotron.com /agony/reviews/carr-the_alienist.htm   (631 words)

 Caleb Carr Interview Page
Caleb Carr is of the latter breed: the remarkable acclaim that greeted
Carr's speciality is a canny synthesis of the Holmesian novel of deduction, a Thomas Harris-style pursuit of a serial killer, and the detailed topography and historic verisimilitude of Doctorow's
While Carr's preternaturally brilliant detective/alienist Laszlo Kreizler is at the centre of the books, there is a shrewd strategy at work in allocating the peripheral characters their share of the limelight in successive books.
www.crimetime.co.uk /interviews/calebcarr.php   (2316 words)

 Caleb Carr The Angel of Darkness Reviewed By Rick Kleffel
Caleb Carr's follow-up to 'The Alienist' was a proposition fraught with danger for the writer.
Carr provides an excellent twist in 'The Angel of Darkness', one that suggests a map that could lead to a series of novels with these characters, but provide a variety that is often lacking in serial fiction.
Carr's ability to provoke thought while evoking a different time and place is one of the primary pleasures of this novel.
trashotron.com /agony/reviews/carr-the_angel_of_darkness.htm   (515 words)

 Rensselaer County Democratic Committee: Candidates
Caleb Carr of Cherry Plain, a New York Times-bestselling military historian and novelist, is a Democratic candidate for Rensselaer County Legislature District 5.
Carr is a noted military historian, also known for his murder mysteries set in late 19th Century New York.
Carr bought the former Henrotin farm, one of the largest private holdings in the county, in 1998, and has lived there full time ever since.
www.geocities.com /renssdems/carr.html   (471 words)

 Caleb Carr tackles terrorism, and the lessons learned   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
NEW YORK —; Caleb Carr is best known for his novels The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness, spooky blends of fiction and century-old facts.
Carr's response to Sept. 11 was to write not a novel, but a 256-page essay, a provocative history lesson that includes American forms of terrorism.
Carr shrugs and recalls when he was a student at a Quaker high school in New York during the Vietnam War and expressed interest in studying military history.
www.usatoday.com /life/books/2002/2002-01-28-carr.htm   (521 words)

 History News Network
Carr has said, was to build an old house, a house so historically accurate, so in harmony with its surroundings, that it would seem to have been there for 200 years.
Carr, a novelist and military historian, is 49.
Caleb Carr was one of three sons, and his stepfather had three daughters.
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 'Killing Time': Caleb Carr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Caleb Carr: Because unless the Internet is regulated, I think it will prove to be, along with people like William Gibson (who invented cyberspace), not only the most pervasive information system in history but the most dangerous -- there's no way to regulate or verify information on the internet.
Caleb Carr: Authors do it not because they believe that the future will be so negative, but because futuristic fiction is a warning genre.
Caleb Carr: Not Sherlock Holmes, because he was fictitious and I don't believe in using other people's fictitious characters, but Freud is certainly possible.
www.usatoday.com /community/chat/1108carr.htm   (1166 words)

 Caleb Carr - AOL Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Caleb Carr was born in Manhattan and grew up on the Lower East Side, where he still lives.
Carr writes frequently on military and political affairs and is a contributing editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History.
Caleb Carr, author of 'The Alienist.' Go to AOL Books for the latest book news, book reviews, book clubs, and book lists.
books.aol.com /booklists/product/caleb-carr   (305 words)

 Contra Caleb Carr
I was drawn to Carr's Salon commentary via a review of it that, in my opinion, was less kind than the content of the piece required.
Nonetheless, Carr's suggestions are problematic and certainly not reflective of a history that, having novelized in grand style, he might be expected to have a better understanding of.
Carr is correct in stipulating to two forms of "regulation," but incorrect in his identification.
tlknapp.freeservers.com /essays/carr.html   (528 words)

 Amazon.de: The Angel of Darkness: English Books: Caleb Carr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The year is 1897, and Carr's plot is initiated by the kidnapping of a Spanish diplomat's baby--then thickens, quite pleasurably, as suspicion falls on Elspeth Hunter, a malevolent nurse who is actually Libby Hatch, a malevolent gang moll and the suspected murderess of her own children.
Carr overloads his tale with digressive comments on ever-worsening political relations between the US and Cuba (though one can argue such passages' relevance to the novel's initial mystery), and disastrously slows down the otherwise absorbing courtroom scenes by including needless detailed summaries of cases of child murder offered as precedents.
Caleb Carr writes with even more impact then he did in 'TheAlienist' by going into what a women is capable of.
www.amazon.de /Angel-Darkness-Caleb-Carr/dp/0345427637   (1406 words)

 Salon | Books: The Salon Interview, Caleb Carr
Carr's father, Lucien Carr, was a seminal figure in the early years of the Beats.
Carr's parents divorced when he was young, and he's never been particularly close to his father.
Carr spoke with Salon about the new book, as well as his complicated feelings about such matters as his childhood, Hollywood and New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
www.salon.com /books/int/1997/10/cov_si_04carr.html   (792 words)

 Carr, Caleb Criticism and Essays
Born in 1955(?), Carr is an American novelist and nonfiction writer.
The team's efforts are hampered by prominent citizens who consider Kreizler's psychological theories a threat to traditional social values and by members of New York's criminal underworld who hope to incite unrest among the city's immigrant population by convincing them that the police have no interest in pursuing a murderer of poor immigrant children.
While some commentators considered Carr's explanation for the killer's actions overly sympathetic to the murderer, others noted that it highlights issues concerning free will and psychological determinism, and provides insight into the nature of evil.
www.enotes.com /contemporary-literary-criticism/carr-caleb   (290 words)

 Caleb Carr (1988 - 2006)
Caleb Wayne Carr was born in Richmond, Texas on May 07, 1988 and passed away on April 22, 2006 in Needville, Texas at the age of 17.
Caleb (or K-Leb, as he liked to be known) was a sweet, caring, highly intelligent, funny, talented, artistic person.
Caleb left behind many family and friends who will remember and always love him for his humor, intelligence and compassion.
caleb-carr.memory-of.com   (736 words)

 Ruminate » Blog Archive » Killing Time (Caleb Carr)
Caleb Carr is capable of none of these things, and his apparent philosophical position is about as deep as Anna Nicole after a blow to the head.
In Killing Time, Carr has written a bad science fiction novel whose sole purpose for existence is to support his contention that the Internet is an evil force that must be regulated by the government before it destroys us all.
In some ways, Carr’s novel is a throwback to the earlist sci-fi, with cardboard characters, unrealistic technology, and an outlandish plot sans any credible explanation of how things got the way they are.
www.chrislott.org /2003/02/21/killing-time-caleb-carr   (529 words)

 CONNECT - eBooks - Caleb Carr
Caleb Carr, a lifetime resident of New York, was born in 1955 and grew up on the Lower East Side.
Although Carr was personally exposed to their style of writing and Bohemian lifestyles, he chose to take his own work in a different direction.
Caleb Carr developed a love of history at a young age, acquiring a keen interest in military history while attending a Quaker high school.
ebooks.connect.com /author/422/73/42273.html   (202 words)

 Generation II
For the remainder of their lives Robert and Caleb Carr were close associates of William Coddington who came from Boston, Lincolnshire, England as of of the original members of the Mass.
This visitor was Sir Robert Carr who came as a member of the Royal Commission attempting to hear and settle disputes of the Colonies with the mother country and with each other.
Having thus listed the three wives of Caleb Carr, I must at once qualify it by saying that the records are very confusing on the subject of Caleb's wives.
home.earthlink.net /~paulcarr/carrbook/generation_2.html   (1067 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Caleb Carr - Books: Meet the Writers
Carr's brilliant new offering takes Arthur Conan Doyle's tradition to remarkable new heights with this spellbinding tale that picks up the story of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they're summoned to the aid of Queen Victoria in Scotland.
Carr is best known for this sweeping novel about a serial killer in 1896 New York City and the "alienist" (the moniker used at the time for practitioners of psychology) who sets out to stop his violent spree.
Carr brings his military scholarship to bear on this post-September 11 meditation, in which he analyzes current attitudes on terrorism and places it within a historical context that suggests terrorists ultimately defeat themselves.
www.barnesandnoble.com /writers/writer.asp?z=y&vcqty=1&cid=883163   (370 words)

 Caleb Carr, Warrior
But none of those macho brainiacs can hold a candle to the reaction of Caleb Carr when his writing was questioned last week.
Carr "has little credibility as military historian or political analyst," she wrote, and he should "go back to the writing of fictional thrillers."
Except that Carr actually is a military historian — by training and occupation (he's an editor at MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History).
www.mobylives.com /Caleb_Carr.html   (598 words)

 Amazon.de: Killing Time (Random House Large Print): English Books: Caleb Carr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
With Killing Time, Caleb Carr (The Alienist, The Angel of Darkness) manages to create a future that's both frightening and nostalgic.
Carr is a historian, and that shapes his view of the future.
Carr's stilted and formal use of language is a perfect fit for his historical novels, but it does not fit well to a science fiction novel.
www.amazon.de /Killing-Time-Caleb-Carr/dp/0375430768   (1280 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Caleb Carr - The Italian Secretary at Epinions.com
Caleb Carr wrote two very enjoyable crime novels (The Angel of Darkness and The Alienist) set in turn of the 20th century New York City and featuring a Sherlock Holmes-like detective, Dr. Lazlo Kreizel, and his sidekick John Schuyler.
When I learned Caleb Carr’s latest work involved the characters of the Sherlock Holmes stories (The Canon, as devotees of the characters call it, includes 56 short stories and 4 novels), I thought this would be a can’t miss, entertaining book.
Carr became so engaged in his task that his story stretched to book length.
www.epinions.com /content_244072484484   (725 words)

 Random House | Authors | Caleb Carr
In one of the most critically acclaimed novels of the year, Caleb Carr-- bestselling author of The Alienist--pits Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and his colleagues against a murderer as evil as the darkest night.
Military historian Caleb Carr’s groundbreaking work anticipated America’s current debates on preemptive military action against terrorist sponsor states, reorganization of the American intelligence system, and the treatment of terrorists as soldiers in supranational armies rather than as criminals.
In The Lessons of Terror, novelist and military historian Caleb Carr examines terrorism throughout history and the roots of our present crisis and reaches a provocative set of conclusions: the practice of targeting enemy civilians is as old as warfare itself; it has always failed as a military and political tactic...
www.randomhouse.com /author/results.pperl?authorid=4337   (766 words)

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