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Rogues and redeemers : when politics was king in Irish Boston / Gerard O'Neill.

O'Neill, Gerard. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780307405364 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0307405362 (hardcover) :
  • Description: 401, [1] p. : ill., map, ports. ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2012.

Available copies

  • 14 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

1 current hold with 16 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction F 73.9 .I6 O54 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction F 73.9 I6 O54 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Endicott College General Collection F 73.9 .I6 O54 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 974.461/O'Neill (Text to phone) On holds shelf -
Lynn Adult Nonfiction 974.461/O'Neill (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction F 73.9 .I6 O54 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 974.461 O'NEILL 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose Nonfiction (Second Floor) 974.4 O'Neill (Text to phone) Checked out 09/05/2014
North Shore - Danvers Campus Stacks F 73.9 .I6 O54 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-384) and index.
Contents Note: Famine's progeny -- Shawn A Boo (John F. Fitzgerald) -- The good shepherd (Martin Lomasney) -- Himself (James Michael Curley) -- The badger game (Daniel Coakley) -- Whispering Johnny (John Hynes) -- All or nothing -- Baby faced assassin (John Collins) -- I am a legend (Ed Logue) -- Whither Boston (Kevin White) -- Maybe not Wendell from Worcester (Judge Wendell Arthur Garrity) -- Halloween massacre (Joseph Timilty) -- Losing ground -- Still broke (Ray Flynn).
Summary: This book is a behind-the-scenes portrait of the Irish power brokers who forged and fractured twentieth-century Boston. It tells the hidden story of Boston politics, the cold blooded ward bosses, the smoke-filled rooms, the larger-than-life pols who became national figures. It includes Honey Fitz, the crafty stage Irishman and grandfather to a president; the pugilistic Rascal King, Michael Curley; the hectored Kevin White who tried to hold the city together during the busing crisis; and Ray Flynn, the Southie charmer who was truly the last hurrah for Irish-American politics in the city. For almost a century, the Irish dominated Boston politics with their own unique, clannish brand of coercion and shaped its future for good and ill. The author, a former Boston Globe investigative reporter takes the reader through the entire journey from the famine ships arriving in Massachusetts Bay to the wresting of power away from the Brahmins of Beacon Hill to the Title I wars of attrition over housing to the rending of the city over busing to the Boston of today, which somehow through it all became a modern, revitalized city, albeit with a growing divide between the haves and have-nots.

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