Download or read book Banished Children of Eve PDF or another Format written by Peter Quinn and published by Viking Adult. This book was released on 1994 with total page 682 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A likable Irish-American hustler, a Yankee stockbroker, a beautiful mulatto musical comedy star, and her white minstrel lover experience life in New York City during the Civil War Draft Riots. TV tie-in. 50,000 first printing.
Author : Thomas Fox
Publisher : McFarland
Release Date : 2008-01-08
ISBN 10 : 9780786432899
Pages : 277 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (786 users)
Download or read book Drummer Boy Willie McGee, Civil War Hero and Fraud PDF or another Format written by Thomas Fox and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2008-01-08 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On December 7, 1864, just one week after the bloody battle of Franklin, Tennessee, William McGee, a drummer boy from Newark, New Jersey, was credited with leading a Federal force to a decisive victory over the Confederates in a clash just thirty miles from the carnage at Franklin. This 15-year-old Irish-American, on convalescent duty and acting as an orderly to General Lovell Rousseau, was recognized for the capture of two guns, several hundred prisoners, and the saving of Fortress Rosecrans in Murfreesboro from the famed Nathan Bedford Forrest. For his actions, young McGee would soon be awarded a Medal of Honor, written up in newspapers and books as a glorious New Jersey legend, be commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Army at age 18, and then, inexplicably at the height of his notoriety, virtually disappear from history for more than 100 years. This is the story of a lost war hero, a man-child with the world at his feet, whose fall from grace is accelerated by fame, lies, alcohol, bigamy, and murder.
Download or read book Real Irish New York PDF or another Format written by Dermot McEvoy and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2020-03-17 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A history of Irish immigrant influence in New York City. As they entered their 600th year of British occupation, the Irish looked to America. By the 1840s, America was the oasis that the Irish sought during a decade of both famine and revolution, and New York City was the main destination. The city would never be the same. Refugees of the famine found leadership in Archbishop “Dagger” John Hughes, who built an Irish-Catholic infrastructure of churches, schools, hospitals, and orphanages that challenged the Protestant power structure of the city. Revolutionaries found a home in NYC, too: Thomas Francis Meagher would later become Lincoln’s favorite Irish war general; John Devoy and Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa continued their fight from the city after the failed Rising of 1867; two men killed in the Easter Rising, Tom Clarke and James Connolly, spent substantial time in New York. From there, the Irish rose and helped shape New York politics, labor, social activism, entertainment, and art. W. R. Grace was New York’s first Irish-Catholic mayor, followed by Tammany rogue James J. Walker, and then William O’Dwyer of County Mayo. On the labor side, Michael J. Quill, ex-IRA, of the Transport Workers of America, found his perfect foil in WASP mayor John V. Lindsay. Dorothy Day and Margaret Sanger became famed social activists. While the Irish made up much of the NYPD and FDNY, there was also the criminal element of the 1860s. The toughness of the New York underworld caught the eye of Hollywood, and James Cagney would become one of America’s favorite tough-guy movie characters. Irish gangs would be made famous in Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York. Today, Eugene O’Neill, Jimmy Breslin, Pete Hamill and Frank McCourt populate our literary canon. These Irish influenced every phase of American society, and their colorful stories make up Real Irish New York.
Download or read book New York Magazine PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1994-03-28 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Author : William E. Watson
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2014-11-25
ISBN 10 : 9781610694674
Pages : 511 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (61 users)
Download or read book Irish Americans: The History and Culture of a People PDF or another Format written by William E. Watson and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-11-25 with total page 511 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Virtually every aspect of American culture has been influenced by Irish immigrants and their descendants. This encyclopedia tells the full story of the Irish-American experience, covering immigration, assimilation, and achievement. • Demonstrates the intricate—and far-reaching—nature of the Irish-American connection • Covers the variety of the Irish-American political experience in the North and South rather than focusing only on northern populations • Distinguishes between the experience of Irish Protestants and Irish Catholics • Highlights the Irish propensity for inventiveness in America and Irish contributions to business and technology • Discusses the prominence of the Irish in the Catholic Church in the United States
Download or read book The Man Who Never Returned PDF or another Format written by Peter Quinn and published by ABRAMS. This book was released on 2011-05-03 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A dazzling story by a fine writer. Fintan Dunne is a memorable hero who you want to meet again and again” (James Patterson). Judge Joe Crater’s disappearance in 1930 spawned countless conspiracy theories and captured the imagination of a nation caught in the grip of The Depression. Twenty-five years later, Fintan Dunne, the detective encountered in Quinn’s novel Hour of the Cat, recently retired and bored, answers a summons to New York where he is asked to solve the old case for a newspaper magnate only interested in making a profit from the story. Peter Quinn once again has written a compelling blend of history and fiction that is simply unputdownable. “In The Man Who Never Returned, Peter Quinn shapes a tantalizing tale around the enduring mystery of Judge Joseph Force Crater, whose disappearance remains a major mystery . . . This is noir fiction at its finest.” —William Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Ironweed “A masterful and evocative tale, set in a beautifully rendered 1950s New York, it combines true crime with vivid imagining. This is that rare book: A first-rate thriller that seamlessly weaves together page-turning narrative with richly detailed characters whose motivations—complex, suspect, hidden—always ring true.” —Thomas Kelly, author of A Testament of Devotion “Peter Quinn brings wit, panache and a deep knowledge of the Big Apple to his latest Fintan Dunne novel . . . A taut thriller.” —T. J. English, New York Times–bestselling author of Whitey’s Payback “An utterly compelling story . . . Gripping from the first page to the last, Peter Quinn creates a unique and utterly believable world, part history, part fiction.” —Gabriel Byrne, Golden Globe Award–winning actor
Download or read book Plunkitt of Tammany Hall PDF or another Format written by William L. Riordan and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1995-11-01 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Plunkitt of Tammany Hall A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics William L. Riordan “Nobody thinks of drawin’ the distinction between honest graft and dishonest graft.” This classic work offers the unblushing, unvarnished wit and wisdom of one of the most fascinating figures ever to play the American political game and win. George Washington Plunkitt rose from impoverished beginnings to become ward boss of the Fifteenth Assembly District in New York, a key player in the powerhouse political team of Tammany Hall, and, not incidentally, a millionaire. In a series of utterly frank talks given at his headquarters (Graziano’s bootblack stand outside the New York County Court House), he revealed to a sharp-eared and sympathetic reporter named William L. Riordan the secrets of political success as practiced and perfected by him and fellow Tammany Hall titans. The result is not only a volume that reveals more about our political system than does a shelfful of civics textbooks, but also an irresistible portrait of a man who would feel happily at home playing ball with today’s lobbyists and king makers, trading votes for political and financial favors. Doing for twentieth-century America what Machiavelli did for Renaissance Italy, and as entertaining as it is instructive, Plunkitt of Tammany Hall is essential reading for those who prefer twenty-twenty vision to rose-colored glasses in viewing how our government works and why. With an Introduction by Peter Quinn and a New Afterword
Download or read book Multiculturalism in the United States PDF or another Format written by John D. Buenker and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2005 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses how American culture has been shaped by and has affected immigrants from Europe, Asia, pre-Columbian America, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Download or read book Bright Star of the West PDF or another Format written by Sean Williams and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2011-04-14 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the life and performance practices of the Irish sean-nØs singer Joe Heaney (1919-1984). Born in Connemara, Heaney grew up speaking the Irish language on a windswept coastal landscape, where he absorbed a rich oral heritage in Irish and in his second language, English.
Download or read book The Generation Game PDF or another Format written by David McWilliams and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2015-09-10 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After ten years of a boom and on the eve of a downturn, Irish society has been turned on its head by a Generation War. The clear winners have been the middle-aged Jagger Generation, enormously enriched by the property boom, while the younger generation – the cash-stripped Jugglers – will be badly exposed as the credit wave recedes. Then there are the Bono Boomers, wedged between the winners and losers, who are not about to grow up just because the economy is doing badly, preferring instead to enjoy life as permalescents – a permanently adolescent generation, too young to be old, too old to be hip. As the Jaggers, Jugglers and Bono Boomers struggle to maintain their slice of a diminished pie, David McWilliams explains how it's time to take stock, learn from history and harness the collective power of past generations. He argues that if Ireland can exploit its unique ecomonic resource – it's global tribe – Ireland as a nation will be reinvigorated. He believes that now is the time to play the Generation Game.
Download or read book I Am Elijah Thrush PDF or another Format written by James Purdy and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2022-10-04 with total page 91 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On its surface, I Am Elijah Thrush is the story of Millicent De Frayne and her sensational half century campaign to win the love of Elijah Thrush. Elijah, after ruining the lives of countless men and women, is finally in love “incorrectly, if not indecently,” with his great-grandson, Bird of Heaven. To support an unusual habit, a young Black man, Albert Peggs, reluctantly agrees to tell their remarkable story. It is in this telling the ambitions, desires, and true natures of Elijah, Millicent, and Albert come to light. With a delicately controlled balance of whimsy and pathos, James Purdy gives us this comedy of the heroic, the tragic, and the truly bizarre. Met with critical bewilderment upon its initial publication fifty years ago, this new edition offers a foreword by Robert J. Corber illuminating Purdy’s “complicated allegory” of objectification, desire, and race in the immediate post-Civil Rights moment.
Download or read book David McWilliams' The Generation Game PDF or another Format written by David McWilliams and published by Gill & Macmillan Ltd. This book was released on 2007-09-11 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the BOTOX ECONOMY was laid bare and the financial filler of other people’s money became evident, the JAGGERS, JUGGLERS and BONO BOOMERS struggled to maintain their slice of a diminished pie. However the author saw a possible solution to Ireland’s quandaries. Taking a trip around the globe from Shanghai to New York, from Latin America to Central Europe, he says we can learn from history and appreciate that Ireland has a unique economic resource: OUR GLOBAL TRIBE. If we exploit the demographic potential of the Diaspora, we can re-invigorate the nation. The prosperity of future Irish generations is based on harnessing the collective power of past generations. This is the global GENERATION GAME.
Download or read book Out with the Stars PDF or another Format written by James Purdy and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2022-10-04 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following the discovery of an anonymous libretto Abner Blossom comes out of retirement to write an opera based on the life of infamous novelist-turned-photographer Cyril Vane. But those who knew Vane and his Russian-born wife, the silent-screen star Madame Olga Petrovna, are prepared to go to any length to suppress the truth about them. Vane’s dark secret follows him to the grave. But his jealous and vengeful widow and her faded cronies employ all the means at their disposal to prevent the opening of Blossom’s opera. Out with the Stars is peopled by the gothic characters readers of James Purdy have come to anticipate and relish. From Val Sturgis, Kentucky boy made good and now Blossom’s protégé, to Francis X. Beauregard, aging star of the silver screen now living surrounded by streetwise hustlers in his Brooklyn mansion. Back in print for the first time since 1993, Purdy’s flamboyant tale of New York City’s pre-Stonewall bohemia includes an incisive foreword by Robert J. Corber, placing the work within its rich social and cultural context.
Download or read book Eugene O'Neill's America PDF or another Format written by John Patrick Diggins and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2008-09-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the face of seemingly relentless American optimism, Eugene O’Neill's plays reveal an America many would like to ignore, a place of seething resentments, aching desires, and family tragedy, where failure and disappointment are the norm and the American dream a chimera. Though derided by critics during his lifetime, his works resonated with audiences, won him the Nobel Prize and four Pulitzer, and continue to grip theatergoers today. Now noted historian John Patrick Diggins offers a masterly biography that both traces O’Neill’s tumultuous life and explains the forceful ideas that form the heart of his unflinching works. Diggins paints a richly detailed portrait of the playwright’s life, from his Irish roots and his early years at sea to his relationships with his troubled mother and brother. Here we see O’Neill as a young Greenwich Village radical, a ravenous autodidact who attempted to understand the disjunction between the sunny public face of American life and the rage that he knew was simmering beneath. According to Diggins, O’Neill mined this disjunction like no other American writer. His characters burn with longing for an idealized future composed of equal parts material success and individual freedom, but repeatedly they fall back to earth, pulled by the tendrils of family and the insatiability of desire. Drawing on thinkers from Emerson to Nietzsche, O’Neill viewed this endlessly frustrated desire as the problematic core of American democracy, simultaneously driving and undermining American ideals of progress, success, and individual freedom. Melding a penetrating assessment of O’Neill’s works and thought with a sensitive re-creation of his life, Eugene O’Neill’s America offers a striking new view of America’s greatest playwright—and a new picture of American democracy itself.
Download or read book The Irish in Us PDF or another Format written by Diane Negra and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2006-02-22 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DIVA colleciton that looks at how Irishness has become a discursive commodity within popular culture./div
Download or read book Contemporary Literary Criticism PDF or another Format written by Brigham Narins and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 1996-06 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covers authors who are currently active or who died after December 31, 1959. Profiles novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative and nonfiction writers by providing criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals.
Download or read book Making the Irish American PDF or another Format written by J.J. Lee and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2007-03 with total page 751 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Here is a new Clay Sanskrit Library publication of the middle book of Valmiki's Ramayana, the source revered throughout South Asia as the original account of the career of Rama, the ideal man and the incarnation of the great god Vishnu." "After losing first his kingship and then his wife, Sita, Rama goes to the monkey capital of Kishkindha to seek help in finding her, and meets Hanuman, the greatest of the monkey heroes. The brothers Valin and Sugriva are both claimants for the monkey throne; in exchange for the assistance of monkey troops in discovering where Sita is held captive, Rama has to help Sugriva win the throne. The monkey hordes set out in every direction to scour the world, but they have no success until an old vulture tells them Sita is in Lanka. The book concludes with Hanuman's preparation to leap over the ocean to Lanka to pursue the search." "The tragic rivalry between the two monkey brothers is in sharp contrast to Rama's affectionate relationship with his own brothers, and forms a self-contained episode within the larger story of Rama's adventures. Rama's intervention in the struggle between Sugriva and Valin is the chief moral focus of the book." --Book Jacket.