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All Souls

Author : Michael Patrick MacDonald
ISBN : 9780807071984
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A breakaway bestseller since its first printing, All Souls takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald's Southie, the proudly insular neighborhood with the highest concentration of white poverty in America. Rocked by Whitey Bulger's crime schemes and busing riots, MacDonald's Southie is populated by sharply hewn characters like his Ma, a miniskirted, accordion-playing single mother who endures the deaths of four of her eleven children. Nearly suffocated by his grief and his community's code of silence, MacDonald tells his family story here with gritty but moving honesty.

Easter Rising

Author : Michael Patrick MacDonald
ISBN : 0618470255
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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MacDonald's first book told of the loss of the author's four siblings to the violence, poverty, and gangsterism of Boston's Irish-American ghetto. The question "How did you get out?" has haunted him ever since. This narrative of reinvention begins with th

Common Ground

Author : J. Anthony Lukas
ISBN : 9780307823755
Genre : Social Science
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and the American Book Award, the bestselling Common Ground is much more than the story of the busing crisis in Boston as told through the experiences of three families. As Studs Terkel remarked, it's "gripping, indelible...a truth about all large American cities." "An epic of American city life...a story of such hypnotic specificity that we re-experience all the shades of hope and anger, pity and fear that living anywhere in late 20th-century America has inevitably provoked." —Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

Patrick S Corner

Author : Patrick, Sean
ISBN : 145561016X
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Whitey Bulger America S Most Wanted Gangster And The Manhunt That Brought Him To Justice

Author : Kevin Cullen
ISBN : 0393347257
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chronicles the criminal career of the gangster who provided a protection racket against drug lords, ran illegal gambling, robbed banks, and served as an informant for the FBI until going into hiding for sixteen years.

This Thing Called Courage

Author : Joseph George Hayes
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111973363
Genre : Fiction
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Presents a collection of five short stories and two novellas that examine the lives of gay men and youth in the Irish-Catholic, working-class community of South Boston.

The Red Coat A Novel Of Boston

Author : Dolley Carlson
ISBN : 0986223808
Genre : Beacon Hill (Boston, Mass.)
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Irish domestic worker Norah King's decision to ask her wealthy employer, Caroline Parker, for an elegant red coat the Beacon Hill matriarch has marked for donation ignites a series of events that neither woman could have fathomed. The unlikely exchange will impact their respective daughters and families for generations to come, from the coat's original owner, marriage-minded collegian Cordelia Parker, to the determined and spirited King sisters of South Boston, Rosemary, Kay, and Rita.

Children Of The City

Author : David Nasaw
ISBN : 0195040155
Genre : History
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Drawn from interviews, social workers' records, and other sources, this social history chronicles the lives of the children of America's turn-of-the-century immigrants

Parallel Time

Author : Brent Staples
ISBN : 9781524747480
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Parallel Time is an evocative memoir that poses universal questions: Where does the family end and the self begin? What do we owe our families, and what do we owe our dreams for ourselves? What part of the past is a gift and what part a shackle? For Brent Staples there is the added dimension of race: moving from a black world into one largely defined by whites. The oldest song among nine children, Brent grew up in a small industrial town near Philadelphia. First a scholarship to a local college and then one for graduate study at the University of Chicago pulled him out of the close family circle. While he was away, the industries that supported the town failed, and drug dealing rushed in to fill the economic void. News of arrests and premature deaths among Brent's childhood friends underscored the precariousness of his perch in a world of mostly white achievers. A younger brother became a cocaine dealer and was murdered by one of his "clients." His death propelled Brent into a reconsideration of his childhood and coming-of-age that offers vivid portraits of family and place, of values that supported and pressures that tore apart, of the appeal and pain of entering a predominantly white world, and of the strengths and vulnerabilities of the black world he grew away from.

Mountain Wolf Woman Sister Of Crashing Thunder

Author : Mountain Wolf Woman
ISBN : 0472061097
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author looks back on her life and shares personal observations on her tribe's customs, traditions, and culture

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