An Irish-American Odyssey: The Remarkable Rise of the by Colum Kenny

By Colum Kenny

The O’Shaughnessy brothers’ tale happens among 1860 and 1950 in Illinois, Missouri, big apple, and eire. They have been the youngsters 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 developing a legacy for his or her personal descendants in American paintings, ads, journalism, and public service.

TIME journal referred to as James O’Shaughnessy “the top within the enterprise” of ads, and he turned the 1st leader govt of the yankee organization of advertisements enterprises. prior, he was once a “star” reporter on the Chicago Tribune, and James and Francis have been centrally all for founding and keeping the Irish Fellowship membership. Francis used to be additionally the 1st graduate of the collage of Notre Dame to be invited to convey its annual graduation tackle, whereas Martin was once the 1st captain of Notre Dame’s respectable basketball group. An lawyer, John represented the alleged sufferer in a infamous “white slavery” case. Thomas (“Gus”) turned the prime Gaelic Revival artist in the USA in addition to a promoter of Italian-American background, campaigning effectively to have Columbus Day enacted a public holiday.

The amazing upward thrust of the O’Shaughnessy brothers proves the yank dream is attainable.

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