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ILHS: Talk with author and historian Peter Quinn

May 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

The ILHS is very pleased to announce a talk with renowned New York author and historian Peter Quinn, in conversation with James Fisher, by Zoom, on Sunday, May 2 at 12PM Noon PST.

Peter Quinn is a novelist, political historian, and foremost chronicler of New York City. He is the author of Looking for Jimmy: In Search of Irish America and the trilogy of historical detective novels—Hour of the Cat, The Man Who Never Returned, and Dry Bones. In his earlier career Quinn served as speechwriter for New York Governor Hugh Carey. He is a native of the Bronx and received his entire education in that borough.

His great historical novel, Banished Children of Eve: A Novel of Civil War New York, originally published in 1995, traces that event as it gripped New York City. The cast is drawn from every strata: a like-able and laconic Irish American hustler, an ambitious and larcenous Yankee stockbroker, an immigrant serving girl, a beautiful and mysterious biracial actress and her white minstrel lover as well as a cluster of real-life characters, including scheming, ever-pompous General George McClellan, fiery, fierce Archbishop Hughes and fast-declining musical genius Stephen Foster. The fates of these characters coalesce in the cataclysm of the Draft Riots, as a pivotal period in the history of New York and the nation is painfully, vividly, magically brought to life.

For a limited time, Fordham University Press is offering the book at a 30% discount. To purchase the book access this page: https://www.fordhampress.com/9780823294084/banished-children-of-eve/ and enter discount code BANISHED30 at checkout.

James Fisher is a prolific historian of Irish America, notably author of On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York. He is Professor of Theology and American Studies, Fordham University.

ILHS is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: ILHS: Peter Quinn Talk
Time: Sunday May 2, 2021 Noon 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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May 2, 2021
12:00 pm
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