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By Colum Kenny

ISBN-10: 082622024X

ISBN-13: 9780826220240

The O’Shaughnessy brothers’ tale happens among 1860 and 1950 in Illinois, Missouri, ny, and eire. They have been the kids of an impoverished immigrant who fled the famine in eire and his Irish-American wife.An Irish-American Odysseyis the story of this first-generation immigrant family’s fight to assimilate into American society, highlighting their perseverance and resolution to grab possibilities and surmount stumbling blocks, the entire whereas setting up a legacy for his or her personal descendants in American paintings, advertisements, journalism, and public service.

TIME journal referred to as James O’Shaughnessy “the most sensible within the enterprise” of ads, and he grew to become the 1st leader government of the yankee organization of ads organizations. prior, he was once a “star” reporter on the Chicago Tribune, and James and Francis have been centrally eager about founding and protecting the Irish Fellowship membership. Francis was once additionally the 1st graduate of the college of Notre Dame to be invited to carry its annual graduation tackle, whereas Martin was once the 1st captain of Notre Dame’s authentic basketball group. An lawyer, John represented the alleged sufferer in a infamous “white slavery” case. Thomas (“Gus”) grew to become the prime Gaelic Revival artist in the US in addition to a promoter of Italian-American history, campaigning effectively to have Columbus Day enacted a public holiday.

The outstanding upward push of the O’Shaughnessy brothers proves the yank dream is attainable.

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