The first published biography of Christendom’s late founder, Dr. Warren H. Carroll, will be released this coming January. Titled One Man Perched on a Rock, the book will dig deep into Carroll’s life and the many twists and turns it took before he founded Christendom College, giving an unparalleled glimpse into the life of a man whose commitment to Catholic education changed the world.
The book, which is now available for pre-order, was written by Laura S. Gossin, a 1987 Christendom graduate and history major. After years of research and interviews with those closest to Carroll, she has produced the most complete work ever put together about the life of this visionary man.
The book examines the entirety of the historian’s life, from his roots in South Berwick, Maine, where he was formed by the goodness of those around him, to his doctoral study at Columbia University, where he encountered the evil of relativism and denials of truth. From there, the book moves through his learning of how to wave signal flags at Camp Kokura, Japan, to analyzing communist propaganda at the CIA, to writing press releases for presidential candidate John Schmitz, and to him teaching history at El Escorial in Spain. Dr. Carroll’s life took many twists and turns before he set himself to the great work of founding and leading Christendom College, and the book covers all of them, his motivations, and his hopes and dreams during its 308 pages.
The book can be pre-ordered today at christendom.edu/oneman.