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ISBN-13: 9780615373928
Publisher: Quinnipiac University Press
Publication date: 01/14/2011
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John T. Ridge (author) has been attending St. Patrick�s Day Parades since the 1950s when his immigrant Irish parents first took him to watch the spectacle on Fifth Avenue. For more than 40 years he has been a regular marcher in the ranks and at the same time a careful observer of the parade�s struggles and triumphs in an era of major challenges. As historian for the parade committee, Ridge has combined his insider�s view with years of research in libraries and archives to bring to life a unique picture of New York�s oldest parade. Ridge has also drawn on many years of writing about the New York Irish in periodicals and books as well as some up-close observations from his walking tours of long-vanished Irish neighborhoods in the city. He is a past president and current officer of the New York Irish History Roundtable and a frequent contributor to its annual walking tours of long-vanished Irish neighborhoods in the city. He is a past president and current officer of the New York Irish History Roundtable and a frequent contributor to its annual journal of New York Irish History.

Lynn Mosher Bushnell (editor) manages Quinnipiac University Press and serves as vice president for public affairs at Quinnipiac University. She has marched in the storied New York City St. Patrick�s Day Parade under the Quinnipiac University banner for nearly 20 years. She often is joined on the parade route by her husband, Donald, the great-grandson of Irish immigrants, and their three children, Katharine, Rebecca and Stephen. Quinnipiac University is home to An Gorta M�r, the world�s largest collection of art and literature devoted exclusively to Ireland� s Great Hunger. The extensive sculpture collection and other rare holdings may be viewed on the Quinnipiac University campus or online at thegreathunger.org.

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Celebrating 250 Years of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
williebarb More than 1 year ago
I found this book extremely interesting and so many memories. Would definitely recommend it to anyone