Jefferson Avenue: Stories from a Brooklyn Boyhood 1941-1958

Jefferson Avenue: Stories from a Brooklyn Boyhood 1941-1958

by James M. O'Kane

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Jefferson Avenue: Stories from a Brooklyn Boyhood 1941-1958 by James M. O'Kane

Criminologist James M. O'Kane traces his lifelong fascination with the urban world to the gypsies, gangsters, and priests of his boyhood in post-World War II Brooklyn. In this vivid memoir he details what his Irish immigrant family faced and what kept them strong. Jefferson Avenue evokes an important era in the American story and points to what was lost in the move to the suburbs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493767045
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/29/2013
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

James M. O'Kane taught at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey from 1967 until retiring in 2006. He has authored more than fifty articles as well as three books: Pamplona: A Sociological Analysis of Migration and Urban Adaptation Patterns (1981); The Crooked Ladder: Gangsters, Ethnicity, and the American Dream (1992) and Wicked Deeds: Murder in America (2005). He lives in Madison, New Jersey, with his wife Margaret.

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