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In this stunning work chronicling the author's exploration of his own past-- and the lives of many hundreds of thousands of nameless immigrants who struggled alongside his own ancestors-- Peter Quinn paints a brilliant new portrait of the Irish-American men and women whose evolving culture and values continue to play such a central role in all of our identities as Americans. In Quinn's hands, the Irish stereotype of Paddy gives way to an image of Jimmy- an archtypal Irish-American. From Irish immigration to modern politics, Quinn vibrantly weaves together the story of a remarkable people and their immeasurable contribution to American history and culture.
About the Author
Peter Quinn is a novelist, political historian, and foremost chronicler of New York City. e is the author of Banished Children of Eve and a trilogy of historical detective novels--Hour of the Cat, The Man Who Never Returned, and Dry Bones.