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Book signing at Beverly Art Center

Nov.07.2011

Admission is $5 ($4/BAC members). Books are usually available to purchase at event to have signed by the author.

Jack O' Keefe- Famine Ghost

November 20, 2pm

Jack O’Keefe, the son of Irish immigrants, earned a Ph.D. in Literature, and attended the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He joined the seminary of the Christian Brothers in West Park, New York, near President Roosevelt’s home, and later taught at Power Memorial Academy in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. In Famine Ghost, O'Keefe captures the raw details of the 1845-1850 Great Irish Famine, building our awareness of the true drama through photos, newspaper clips and drawings. It is a chilling story of the one million who died in Ireland and two million who emigrated. Jack is also the author of Brother Sleeper Agent: The Plot to Kill F.D.R. Visit author's website. Attendees may bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the Morgan Park Food Pantry.

Jack's Latest Blogs

Nov.07.2011 - 9:48 am
I'm trying to learn about the involvement of the Christian Brothers in Ireland, especailly fighting the Black and Tans.
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Oct.29.2011 - 8:23 am
A recent article in The Irish Times (Oct. 20, 2011) describes the discovery in 2005 of 970 skeletons of Famine (1845-1852)victims, more than half of them children. Excavators...
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Oct.24.2011 - 1:30 pm
Admission is $5 ($4/BAC members). Books are usually available to purchase at event to have signed by the author. Jack O' Keefe- Famine Ghost November 20, 2pm Beverly Art center...
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Jul.30.2011 - 10:15 am
Below decks on a coffin shipl
According to Edward Laxton's The Famine Ships, 5000 ships left Ireland during the first six years of the Famine. About half the emigrants sailed to New York giving that city...
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Comments from Jack

Nov.07.2011 - 2:34 pm
In response to: Frank West, Irish Books and Plays in Review. Irish American News. October 2011.
This is a review of my book Famine Ghost. The review was published in the Irish American News.
Aug.16.2011 - 7:31 am
In response to: Irish History Through a Lens Darkly
The Irish don't learn easily. Sadly, Ireland has a history and culture of violence.
Aug.16.2011 - 7:28 am
In response to: Irish History Through a Lens Darkly
Bob, nice review. I haven't read the book, but the sstory seems very familiar to me.
Jul.29.2011 - 9:53 am
In response to: Celtic Tiger
This is excellent.
Jul.05.2011 - 11:54 am
In response to: The Queen's Visit
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Published Reviews

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Nov.07.2011
Published by Irish American News
Review   “The Great Famine was one of the most important events in Irish history.               However none of my...