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Rched 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 lace 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 olice work by Lake View Women on the Hill police may have been a factor in the vote to consolidate The murder tooklace in Lake View in the 3400 block of what is now N Roscoe the body was dumped in a retention
at Foster Broadway yards from our first house many street names have changed in the 125 years gone by Michigan Avenue was Pine Street until after the Chicago Fire Foster was 59th Street at the time of Cronin s death Broadway was Evanston Avenue One of the outcomes of the trial and conviction of Cronin s murderers was the decline of secret Irish republican societies Waiting for Aphrodite particularly in Chicago This would have been an excellent article but as a book even a book of just 200ages there just wasn t enough meat to the story The author had to fill 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 Pirateship Down (Sentinels of New Orleans perfect word to describe reading this book Really 35 stars Another difficult read I had recently finished 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 certaineriod I did learn a "LOT ABOUT THE IRISH IN CHICAGO AND SECRET SOCIETIES "about the Irish in Chicago and secret societies 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 retty 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 fake news seem 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 fall of the secret Irish American society Clan na Gael She draws on real life accounts and sources from 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. ,Basin At Foster Broadway
D sparked a widespread olice investigation capped by a rotracted trial Although the murder is urportedly at the heart of the narrative there is much intriguing history detailed here Perhaps the extensive backstory regarding the secret societies and the "History Of Chicago Are Important For Understanding "of Chicago are important for understanding motivation behind the murder but there are times that the reader may feel as if Doctor Cronin s death is far less important than the actions of the societies The unfortunate result is that the backstoryhistory bogs down the telling of the tale and often relegates the murder to something other than the rimary focus of the narrativeVoluminous notes a listing of organization and terms and an extensive bibliography of both Boyfriends from Hell primary and secondary sources all follow the narrativeroviding both information and resource information for readers Secret Irish societies Battered Not Broken political intrigue abroad and in America murder and aress that much like today is concerned about headlines than reporting truth Some truths may never been know about Dr Cronin s murder and the ress reports certainly helped to muddle information A well researched but at times a bit too detailed and tangential about yet another *long forgotten crime of the century The underpinnings of the notorious Clan na Gael seemed to me to be *forgotten crime of the century The underpinnings of the notorious Clan na Gael seemed to me to be bit over wrought and not necessary to tell the story By the time Author O Brien finally gets to the trial I was at the oint of just get on with it even the book runs at just over 200 The Contemporaries pages The story will however make me a bit ueasy the next time I 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 subject for a full length book It is a good history of the American Irish Independence movement in the late 1800s but I kept waiting for 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 andicturesillustrations from the UML Weekend Crash Course [With CDROM] periodicals A really well written book A meticulously resea. Of Cronin’s murder from theolice investigation to the trial It is a story of hotheaded journalists in Steampunk Erotica pursuit of sensational crimes of a bunglingolice force riddled with informers and spies and of a secret revolutionary society determined to free Ireland but succeeding only in tearing itself apart It is also the story of a booming immigrant Poker Slave population clamoring forower at a time of unprecedented change From backrooms to courtrooms historian Gillian O’Brien deftly navigates the complexities of
REVIEW Blood Runs GreenThis is a well written and interesting book about the murder of Dr P H Cronin yet another Crime
Of The Century That Nothe Century that no s ever heard of Cronin s murder is inextricably bound up in the affairs of "The Clan Na Gael So I Learned "Clan na Gael so I learned great deal about Irish Republicanism in Gilded Age Chicago I already knew about Gilded Age corruption but this did certainly To the Golden Shore provide a number of new examples O Brien is very good at examining and explaining ramifications both in the causes of Cronin s murder and 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 largeortion of this work concerns itself with the three Irish societies that held sway in Chicago during the Gilded Ages Clan na Gael the secret Irish republican society founded in New York in 1867 sought to bring about Irish independence from Britain with violence The Ancient Order of Hibernians established in New York in 1836 served as an Irish Catholic fraternal organization The third the Land League of America founded in 1880 vouchsafed support to the Irish Land League and later the Irish Parliamentary PartyLike other immigrant communities of the time the Irish Indulge (Warm Delicacy, population in Chicago faced many challenges but the Irish community shared both a strong religion and an antagonism toward England And in a time when theopulace was largely anti immigrant and anti Irish the secret societies were often laces where the Irish could find friends support and even jobs Many men belonged to all three organizations and at times there were brutal conflicts between their high ranking members and fractures within the groups themselvesAlthough they each belonged to different sectors of Clan na Gael Doctor Patrick Henry Cronin became a ersistent outspoken opponent of Alexander Sullivan Cronin believed that Sullivan was concerned with Kirkland Revels promoting himself than with securing freedom for the Irish As the split widened Cronin feared for his life believing some sort of alot against him existed and finally allegations To Him Who Sits on the Throne published in the newspapers becameublic Tensions mounted Doctor Cronin disappearedWeeks later the body of Patrick Cronin surfaced and it
was determined that his injuries had been sustained during a rolonged attack with multiple instruments including an ice ick The funeraldetermined that his injuries had been sustained during a Youth, Beautiful Youth prolonged attack with multiple instruments including an iceick The funeral the murdered doctor brought Chicago to a standstill an. It was the biggest funeral Chicago had seen since Lincoln’s On May 26 1889 four thousand mourners roceeded down Michigan Avenue followed by a crowd forty thousand strong in a howl of rotest 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 hysician but his brutal murder uncovered a web of intrigue secrecy and corruption that stretched across the United States and far beyond Blood Runs Green tells the story. .