Book review from historian Tom O’Connor

Author and University Historian Thomas H. O’Connor, often described as “the dean of Boston historians,” offers a review of a new book on Boston political history by Gerard O’Neill, a retired veteran political and investigative journalist. O’Connor calls O’Neill’s Rogues and Redeemers: When Politics was King in Irish Boston, “a lively and highly readable study of the political figures who shaped and then reshaped the city in the 20th century.” He goes on to write: “For older readers, Rogues and Redeemers will bring back memories of colorful personalities and exciting events during the city’s long and checkered history. For younger readers, particularly those new to the Boston scene, O’Neill’s exciting prose cannot help but arouse their interest in political figures and dramatic episodes of which they have but a vague understanding.” Read the full review in the Boston Globe.
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