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By Colum Kenny

ISBN-10: 082622024X

ISBN-13: 9780826220240

The O’Shaughnessy brothers’ tale happens among 1860 and 1950 in Illinois, Missouri, long island, and eire. They have been the kids of an impoverished immigrant who fled the famine in eire and his Irish-American wife. An Irish-American Odyssey is the story of this first-generation immigrant family’s fight to assimilate into American society, highlighting their perseverance and backbone to grab possibilities and surmount stumbling blocks, all of the whereas developing a legacy for his or her personal descendants in American paintings, advertisements, journalism, and public service.

TIME journal referred to as James O’Shaughnessy “the most sensible within the company” of advertisements, and he grew to become the 1st leader government of the yankee organization of advertisements organizations. previous, he was once a “star” reporter on the Chicago Tribune, and James and Francis have been centrally serious about founding and protecting the Irish Fellowship membership. Francis used to be additionally the 1st graduate of the college of Notre Dame to be invited to convey its annual graduation handle, whereas Martin used to be the 1st captain of Notre Dame’s professional basketball workforce. An legal professional, John represented the alleged sufferer in a infamous “white slavery” case. Thomas (“Gus”) turned the prime Gaelic Revival artist in the USA in addition to a promoter of Italian-American background, campaigning effectively to have Columbus Day enacted a public holiday.

The notable upward push of the O’Shaughnessy brothers proves the yank dream is attainable.

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Courtesy Library of Congress. James O’Shaughnessyâ•›—â•›Star Reporter╇29 1894. At the same time, he also acted as an advance agent, interpreter, and press agent in Europe for “Pawnee Bill,” who had earlier worked for the more famous “Buffalo Bill” Cody. “Pawnee Bill” from Illinois brought his traveling show and “Indian camp” to the world fair in Antwerp and took it on tour to the Netherlands. ”11 In a news release vaunting his later attendance at the international advertising convention in London in 1924, the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World would write about James O’Shaughnessy, “For a while he did correspondence from Europe for a syndicate of American newspapers.

James, for his part, made a name for himself as an eager and competent journalist. ” In fact, as it transpired later that night, Harry S. Truman had won. Henning and James O’Shaughnessy worked at that time in an old fivestory brownstone at the corner of Madison and Dearborn streets occupied by Tribune staff. It had been erected after the Chicago fire of 1871: “In the James O’Shaughnessyâ•›—â•›Star Reporter╇39 center of the building was a spacious wrought iron stairway ascending to the fourth floor, where the principal editorial departments were located.

46 In 1931 the assistant editor of the Pathfinder in Washington DC asked O’Shaughnessy for a few biographical notes to include in a short article about him. 47 Hearst’s Chicago American James O’Shaughnessy left the Tribune and took a job at William Randolph Hearst’s new Chicago American, launched on July 4, 1900. His work was greatly appreciated by its editor, Charles Edward Russell (1860–1941): Arthur Sears Henning, a leading correspondent of the Chicago Tribune. ” Courtesy Anne Sears. Charles Edward Russell, editor Chicago American, co-founder NAACP.

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