Tag Archives: Boston

Remembering the Big, Bad Bruins

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Boston Bruins’ 1970 Stanley Cup championship. Boston College alumnus Thomas Whalen takes readers on a trip back to that memorable season in his new book, Kooks and Degenerates on Ice: Bobby Orr, the Big … Continue reading

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The capture of a fugitive

A new book by Boston College alumnus Dave Wedge and co-author Casey Sherman tells the story of the capture and death of James “Whitey” Bulger, the notorious Boston mobster who was a fugitive for 16 years. Hunting Whitey: The Inside … Continue reading

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Louise Imogen Guiney

Louise Imogen Guiney (1861-1920), an American poet and essayist with ties to 19th-century Boston literary circles, is the subject of a retrospective exhibition at John J. Burns Library, on display through May 29. “Devoted Catholic & Determined Writer: Louise Imogen … Continue reading

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Dermot Sparhawk

The crime novel series featuring private investigator Dermot Sparhawk continues with the release of Murder in the Charlestown Bricks. The novel is about Sparhawk’s search for the person who murdered a woman who was like a second mother to him. … Continue reading

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Blacks and Irish in 19th-century Boston

Boston College alumnus Millington Bergeson-Lockwood, a historian of race, politics, and the law in U.S., will present “Politics, Power, and the Past: Black and Irish Political Alliances in 1880s Boston” on Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Burns Library. Bergeson-Lockwood is … Continue reading

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The GOAT

Publishers Weekly calls the new book from the writing team of Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge an “astute history of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s 2016 Super Bowl–winning season.” Sherman and Wedge, a Boston College alumnus, are the authors … Continue reading

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Black politics and partisanship in 19th-century Boston

Boston College graduate Millington Bergeson-Lockwood, a historian of race, law, and politics in the 19th century, is the author of Race Over Party: Black Politics and Partisanship in 19th Century Boston (UNC Press, 2018). In this in-depth study, Bergeson-Lockwood demonstrates that party … Continue reading

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Irish Nationalists in Boston

Damien Murray, who earned his doctorate in history from Boston College, has published a book based on his dissertation. Titled Irish Nationalists in Boston: Catholicism and Conflict, 1900-1928 (CUA Press, 2018), the book looks at how the intersection of support for Irish freedom … Continue reading

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Literary landmark’s future

As Boston’s storied Old Corner Bookstore turns 300, BC Professor of English Paul Lewis co-authors an essay with Nathaniel Hawthorne Society President Sandy Hughes in the New England Review of Books, advocating a plan for repurposing the structure, now a home to … Continue reading

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Rescue and Jessica

In their new children’s picture book, Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship (Candlewick, 2018), authors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes (a Boston College alumnus) share an inspiring story of a girl and her service dog. Rescue thought he’d grow up … Continue reading

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