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Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America

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Publisher Comments:

In Quinn's hands, the Irish stereotype of "Paddy" gives way to an image of "Jimmy"--an archetypal Irish-American (a composite of Jimmy Cagney and Jimmy Walker) who comes to life as a fast-talking, tough-yet-refined urban American redefining American politics, street culture, religion, and imagination. From their immigration into America to the politics of the modern day, Quinn's vibrant prose weaves together the story of a people that has made an immeasurable contribution to American history and culture.

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In this remarkable collection of writings chronicling the author's exploration of his own past, Quinn paints a brilliant new portrait of the Irish-American men and women whose culture and values now play such a central role in all of our identities as Americans.

Synopsis:

In this stunning work chronicling the author's exploration of his own past--and the lives of many hundreds of thousands of nameless immigrants who struggled alongside his own ancestors--Peter Quinn paints a brilliant new portrait of the Irish-American men a

About the Author

Peter Quinn is the author of Hour of the Cat, The Man Who Never Returned, Looking for Jimmy, and The Banished Children of Eve, all available from Overlook.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590200230
Author:
Quinn, Peter
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Author:
Quinn, Peter
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.99x5.42x.75 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » European American
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"Synopsis" by , In this remarkable collection of writings chronicling the author's exploration of his own past, Quinn paints a brilliant new portrait of the Irish-American men and women whose culture and values now play such a central role in all of our identities as Americans.
"Synopsis" by , In this stunning work chronicling the author's exploration of his own past--and the lives of many hundreds of thousands of nameless immigrants who struggled alongside his own ancestors--Peter Quinn paints a brilliant new portrait of the Irish-American men a
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