Show Notes – Hidden History of the Boston Irish

ShowPhoto-Stevens-1Following are some items that were mentioned during the 21 March 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Peter F. Stevens, author of Hidden History of the Boston Irish: Little Known Tales from Ireland’s “Next Parish Over.”

The podcast of the interview is now available.

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Hidden History of the Boston Irish,
published by The History Press, is available for purchase from major books sellers online and off such as Amazon.com.

Other books by Peter Stevens include:

The History Press, the publisher of Hidden History of the Boston Irish: Little Known Tales from Ireland’s “Next Parish Over.”, donated two copies of the book that were given as “door prizes” during the live show to listeners in Michigan and Texas.  A big thank you to The History Press for  their generosity!

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Hidden History of the Boston Irish now a Podcast

PodcasticonbeDerickkwaThe most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring Peter F. Stevens, author of the book Hidden History of the Boston Irish: Little Known Tales from Ireland’s “Next Parish Over.” is now available as a podcast.

The podcast can be played through the computer using your default media player (click play below) or downloaded to iTunes (also below).

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Hidden History of the Boston Irish with Peter F. Stevens

LIVE: THURSDAY, 21 March 2013 at 1:00pm ESTShowPhoto-Stevens-1

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Peter F. Stevens, author of Hidden History of the Boston Irish.

When it comes to Irish America, certain names spring to mind Kennedy, O’Neill and Curley testify to the proverbial footsteps of the Gael in Boston. However, few people know of Sister Mary Anthony O’Connell, whose medical prowess carried her from the convent to the Civil War battlefields, earning her the nickname the Boston Irish Florence Nightingale, or of Barney McGinniskin, Boston’s first Irish cop, who proudly roared at every roll call, McGinniskin from the bogs of Ireland present! Along with acclaim or notoriety, many forgotten Irish Americans garnered numerous historical firsts. In Hidden History of the Boston Irish, Peter F. Stevens offers an entertaining and compelling portrait of the Irish immigrant saga and pays homage to the overlooked, yet significant, episodes of the Boston Irish experience.

ShowPhoto-Stevens-2Peter F. Stevens, news and features editor of the Boston Irish Reporter, is a veteran journalist with a specialty in historical writing. His work is syndicated by the New York Times and has been published in dozens of magazines and newspapers.

Stevens has published ten books, and is also a two-time winner of the International Regional Magazine Association’s Gold Medal for Feature Writing. His awarding winning book, The Voyage of the Catalpa: A Perilous Journey and Six Irish Rebels’ Escape to Freedom, was also the chief historical resource for the PBS documentary “Irish Escape.”

 

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21 March 2013 at 1pm EST Hidden History of the Boston Irish with Peter F. Stevens on Fieldstone Common Hidden History of the Boston Irish with Peter F. Stevens. Peter Stevens offers an entertaining and compelling portrait of the Irish immigrant saga and the Boston Irish experience.
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