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Blood Runs Green

download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Á Gillian OBrien

A meticulously esearched history of the killing of Dr PH Cronin of Chicago in May 1889 by ivals In A Irish American Revolutionary a Irish American evolutionary O Brien doesn t weave a narrative like Erik Larsen or David McCullough but it s ich with history for long time ChicagoansThe killing took place a month before the June 1889 vote by the city to annex the surrounding villages of Lake View Hyde Park Lake Cicero and Jefferson and inept police work by Lake View police may have been a factor in "The Vote To Consolidate "vote to consolidate murder took place in Lake View in the 3400 block of what is now N Roscoe the body was dumped in a etention basin at Foster Broadway 100 yards from our first house many street names have changed in the 125 years gone by Michigan Avenue was Pine Street until after the Chicago Fire Foster was 59th Street at the time of Cronin s death Broadway was Evanston Avenue One of the outcomes of the trial and conviction of Cronin s murderers was the decline of secret Irish Someone Like You (The Harrisons, republican societies particularly in Chicago This is a well written and interesting book about the murder of Dr P H Cronin yet anothe. It was the biggest funeral Chicago had seen since Lincoln’s On May 26 1889 four thousand mourners proceeded down Michigan Avenue followed by a crowd forty thousand strong in a howl of protest at what commentators called one of the ghastliest and most curious crimes in civilized history The dead man Dr P H Cronin was aespected Irish physician but his brutal murder uncovered a web of intrigue secrecy and corruption that stretched across the United States and far beyond Blood Runs "Green Tells The Story. "tells the story. R Crime of the Century that no one s ever heard of Cronin s murder is inextricably bound up in the affairs of the Clan na Gael so I learned a great deal about Irish Republicanism in Gilded Age Chicago I already knew about Gilded Age corruption but this did certainly provide a number of new examples O Brien is very good at examining and explaining Protection Detail (Capitol K-9 Unit ramifications both in the causes of Cronin s murder and in the conseuences and she keeps track the whole time of how the Chicago newspapers botheported the news and sometimes created the news they were The Strange Case of Dr. Couney reporting I like toead about Old Chicago and its history I heard about this book on NPR and decided I had to ead it I must say I was disappointed The author did a "great job or esearch but in the end the story behind the murder "job or esearch but in the end the story behind the murder Dr Cronin was just not that intriguing a subject for a full length book It is a good history of the American Irish Independence movement in the late 1800s but I kept waiting for something dramatic to happen and it never did I was expecting an Erik Larson type experience and this book doesn
T Come Close To Delivering 
come close to delivering Of Cronin’s murder from the police investigation to the trial It is a story of hotheaded journalists in pursuit of sensational crimes of a bungling police force iddled with informers and spies and of a secret evolutionary society determined to free Ireland but succeeding only in tearing itself apart It is of a secret evolutionary society determined to free Ireland but succeeding only in tearing itself apart It is the story of a booming immigrant population clamoring for power at a time of unprecedented change From backrooms to courtrooms historian Gillian O’Brien deftly navigates the complexities of
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Really 35 stars Another difficult Savage Spawn read I hadecently finished The Devil s Gentleman by Harold Schecter and hoped this would be similar Unfortunately O Brien doesn t bring to life 1890s Chicago as well as Schecter brings to life a certain period I Did Learn A Lot did learn a lot the Irish in Chicago and secret societies of the time But I don t think it would have all made as much sense if I hadn t taken Revolution and Nationalism in Ireland 1780 on thirty years ago in college And that was pretty sketchy memory Supposedly this was a crime that Londons Late Night Scandal (Midnight Secrets, riveted America in the 1890s but iteally wasn t that interesting or exciting My biggest take away like in The Devil s Gentleman was the coverage of US news Lasciviousness reporting in the 1890s which makes today s chants of fake news seem laughable Oreally nothing has changed at all about mainstream media Secret Irish societies political "INTRIGUE ABROAD AND IN AMERICA MURDER AND A PRESS " abroad and in America murder and a press much like today is concerned about headlines than eporting truth Some "much like today is concerned about headlines than eporting truth Some may never been know about Dr Cronin s murder and the press Apologia Libri de Reditibus Ecclesiasticis reports certainly helped to muddle informatio. Rish Chicago bringing to life aich cast of characters and tracing the spectacular The Vanishing Man rise and fall of the secret Irish American society Clan na Gael She draws oneal life accounts and sources from the United States Ireland and Britain to cast new light on Clan na Gael and Valley of Shadows (The Lakeview Series, reveal how Irishepublicanism swept across the United States Destined to be a true crime classic Blood Runs Green is an enthralling tale of a murder that captivated the world and everberated through society long after the coffin close. .