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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 Odysseyis 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, the entire whereas setting up a legacy for his or her personal descendants in American artwork, advertisements, journalism, and public service.

TIME journal known as James O’Shaughnessy “the top within the company” of advertisements, and he grew to become the 1st leader govt of the yank organization of ads businesses. prior, he was once a “star” reporter on the Chicago Tribune, and James and Francis have been centrally concerned about founding and keeping the Irish Fellowship membership. Francis used to be additionally the 1st graduate of the college of Notre Dame to be invited to bring its annual graduation handle, whereas Martin was once the 1st captain of Notre Dame’s professional basketball staff. An lawyer, John represented the alleged sufferer in a infamous “white slavery” case. Thomas (“Gus”) turned the best Gaelic Revival artist in the US in addition to a promoter of Italian-American background, campaigning effectively to have Columbus Day enacted a public holiday.

The amazing upward thrust of the O’Shaughnessy brothers proves the yankee dream is attainable.

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