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

Label
Rogues and redeemers : when politics was king in Irish Boston
Title
Rogues and redeemers
Title remainder
when politics was king in Irish Boston
Statement of responsibility
Gerard O'Neill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Neill, Gerard
Dewey number
974.4/61
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
F73.9.I6
LC item number
O54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish Americans
  • Politicians
  • Irish Americans
  • Politicians
  • Political culture
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Politicians
  • Irish Americans
  • Boston (Mass.)
Label
Rogues and redeemers : when politics was king in Irish Boston, Gerard O'Neill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Famine's progeny -- Shawn A Boo -- The good shepherd -- Himself -- The badger game -- Whispering Johnny -- All or nothing -- Baby faced assassin -- I am a legend -- Whither Boston -- Maybe not Wendell from Worcester -- Halloween massacre -- Losing ground -- Still broke
Control code
1351554
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
401, [1] pages
Isbn
9780307405364
Lccn
2010053207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1351554
  • (OCoLC)695560118
Label
Rogues and redeemers : when politics was king in Irish Boston, Gerard O'Neill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Famine's progeny -- Shawn A Boo -- The good shepherd -- Himself -- The badger game -- Whispering Johnny -- All or nothing -- Baby faced assassin -- I am a legend -- Whither Boston -- Maybe not Wendell from Worcester -- Halloween massacre -- Losing ground -- Still broke
Control code
1351554
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
401, [1] pages
Isbn
9780307405364
Lccn
2010053207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1351554
  • (OCoLC)695560118

Library Locations

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