Looking for Jimmy

Looking for Jimmy : A Search for Irish America

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An evocative portrait of the Irish in America draws on the author's investigation into his own past and those of thousands of immigrants whose culture and values have played an important role in American society, redefining the Irish-American image that has transformed American politics, street culture, religion, and creativity. Reprint.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 283 pages
  • 160 x 231.1 x 30.5mm | 408.24g
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1585678708
  • 9781585678709

About Peter Quinn

Peter Quinn is the author of the novel Banished Children of Eve (winner of an American Book Award) and previously served as speechwriter for New York governors Hugh Carey and Mario Cuomo. A third-generation New Yorker whose granparents were born in Ireland, he is currently Editorial Director for Time Warner and lives in Hastings, New York.show more

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53 ratings
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3 25% (13)
2 8% (4)
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