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Bout Dr Cronin s murder and the press reports certainly helped to muddle information A well researched but at times a bit too detailed and tangential about yet another long Still Life with Chickens forgotten crime of the century The underpinnings of the notorious Clan na Gael seemed to me to be a bit over wrought and not necessary to tell the story By the time Author O Brieninally gets to the trial I was at the point of just get on with it even the book runs at just over 200 pages The story will however make me a bit ueasy the next time I Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea find myself in a Chicago Irish bar I like to read about Old Chicago and its history I heard about this book on NPR and decided I had to read it I must say I was disappointed The author did a great job or research but in the end the story behind the murder of Dr Cronin was just not that intriguing a subjector a Paradox Bound full length book It is a good history of the American Irish Independence movement in the late 1800s but I kept waitingor 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 it I really like the way the author writes and the tying in of a lot of variables and histories to make a very interesting read I just wanted a little in the investigation and picturesillustrations rom the periodicals A really well written book A meticulously researched history of the killing of Dr PH Cronin of Chicago in May 1889 by rivals in a Irish American revolutionary group O Brien doesn t weave a narrative like Erik Larsen or David McCullough but it s rich with history
FOR LONG TIME CHICAGOANSTHE KILLING TOOK long time ChicagoansThe killing took 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 po. Of Cronin’s murder rom the police investigation to the trial It is a story of hotheaded journalists in pursuit of sensational crimes of a bungling police STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare force riddled with informers and spies and of a secret revolutionary society determined toree Ireland but succeeding only in tearing itself apart It is also the story of a booming immigrant population clamoring or power at a time of unprecedented change From backrooms to courtrooms historian Gillian O’Brien deftly navigates the complexities of This is a well written and interesting book about the murder of Dr P H Cronin yet another 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 ramifications both in the causes of Cronin s murder explaining ramifications both in the causes of Cronin s murder in the conseuences and she keeps track the whole time of how the Chicago newspapers both reported the news and sometimes created the news they were reporting A large portion of this work concerns itself with the three Irish
societies that held sway in Chicago during the Gilded Ages Clan na that held sway in Chicago during the Gilded Ages Clan na the secret Irish republican society Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays founded in New York in 1867 sought to bring about Irish independencerom Britain with violence The Ancient Order of Hibernians established in New York in 1836 served as an Irish Catholic Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All fraternal organization The third the Land League of Americaounded in 1880 "Vouchsafed Support To The Irish "support to the Irish League and later the Irish Parliamentary PartyLike other immigrant communities of the time the Irish population in Chicago What a Lass Wants faced many challenges but the Irish community shared both a strong religion and an antagonism toward England And in a time when the populace was largely anti immigrant and anti Irish the secret societies were often places where the Irish couldind Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis: Advice from Twentysomethings Who Have Been There and Survived friends support and even jobs Many men belonged to all three organizations and at ti Secret Irish societies political intrigue abroad and in America murder and a press that much like today is concerned about headlines than reporting truth Some truths may never been know It was the biggestuneral Chicago had seen since Lincoln’s On May 26 1889 Mexican Hooker four thousand mourners proceeded down Michigan Avenueollowed by a crowd The League for the Suppression of Celery 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 a respected Irish physician but his brutal murder uncovered a web of intrigue secrecy and corruption that stretched across the United States andar beyond Blood Runs Green tells the story. ,
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MAY HAVE BEEN A FACTOR INhave been a actor in vote to consolidate The murder took place in Lake View in the 3400 block of what is now N Roscoe the body was dumped in a retention basin at Foster Broadway 100 yards Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery from ourirst house many street names have changed in the 125 years gone by Michigan Avenue was Pine Street until after the Chicago This would have been an excellent article but as a book even a book of just 200 pages there just wasn t enough meat to the story The author had to ill it with tons of characters and info that really had no importance to the story One reviewer used the word tedious to describe the book in her review I wholeheartedly agree That is the perfect word to describe reading this book Really 35 stars Another difficult read I had recently inished 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 about 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 riveted America in the 1890s but it really wasn t that interesting or exciting My biggest take away like in The Devil s Gentleman was the coverage of US news
reporting in the 1890s which makes today s chants of ake newsin the 1890s which makes today s chants of ake news laughable Or really nothing has changed at all about mainstream media Agree with other reviewersinteresting to learn about Irish Americans in Chicago in the 1880s the Clan na Gael and such an infamous Chicago murder case but it did have a bit too much detail at time. Rish Chicago bringing to life a rich cast of characters and tracing the spectacular rise and all of the secret Irish American society Clan na Gael She draws on real life accounts and sources rom the United States Ireland and Britain to cast new light on Clan na Gael and reveal how Irish republicanism 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 reverberated through society long after the coffin close.