Untold Tales of the Boston Irish

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When it comes to the Boston Irish, names such as Bulger and Curley have long shaped the local turf. But most people are probably unaware of some of the most amazing and forgotten Irish men and women who helped mold this city. There was Patrick Gilmore, America’s first famed bandleader. Louis Sullivan was the “Father of the Skyscraper.” Other colorful characters included Patsy Donovan, the man who discovered Babe Ruth, and Ann “Goody” Glover, whose horrifying ordeal launched the Salem Witch Trials. Although each played a noteworthy role in his or her era, all have been unjustly forgotten. Local author Peter Stevens uncovers the missing pieces of the Irish experience in Boston.
ISBN: 9781467147071
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: Hidden History
Images: 80
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
New York Times bestselling author, journalist, columnist and editor Peter F. Stevens has published fourteen books, including The Voyage of the Catalpa, which has been optioned for a feature film and was a chief resource for the docudrama Irish Escape. An editor at the Boston Irish Reporter, Boston Irish Magazine and Scene Boston Magazine, he has written for a wide array of magazines and newspapers in the United States, Ireland and the UK and has been syndicated by the New York Times. He is a two-time winner of the International Regional Magazine Association’s Gold Medal for Feature Writing and in 2016 was honored by the Massachusetts legislature for his contributions to understanding the legacy of the Boston Irish. Specializing in overlooked Irish American, Irish and U.S. history, Stevens is currently working on a biography of John Boyle O’Reilly.
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