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Monday, October 7, 2013
New Edition of IRISH BOSTON : A Lively Look at Boston's Colorful Irish Past, from Globe Pequot Press
Globe Pequot Press is proud to announce the release of
IRISH BOSTON, 2nd edition: A Lively Look at Boston's Colorful Irish Past
(978-0-7627-8834-7; October, 2013; $18.95 paperback).
new edition updates the illustrious story of the Boston Irish, from the
1700s to 2013, with new details on how Boston's Irish community has
been affected by Ireland's Celtic Tiger; the death of Senator Ted
Kennedy; and changing demographics in the city's distinctly Irish
neighborhoods like South Boston and Charlestown.
its core, IRISH BOSTON describes a remarkable 300-year journey, during
which the Irish went from famine to fame and from poverty to power,
guided by a cast of memorable characters who shaped Boston's history.
Runaway servants and war heroes, poets and priests, Olympic champions
and a U.S. president all play a part in this engaging narrative of how
one immigrant group overcame the odds in pursuit of the American Dream.
the days of "No Irish Need Apply" in the 1850s to the inauguration in
1960 of America's first Irish Catholic president, the Boston Irish have
molded the history of the city and the nation. Full of courage and
heroism, hardship and triumph, IRISH BOSTON captures the spirit of this
distinctive ethnic community.