The Resource Mysteries of my father, Thomas Fleming

Mysteries of my father, Thomas Fleming

Label
Mysteries of my father
Title
Mysteries of my father
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Fleming
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An Irish-American coming of age story, this memoir shows what Teddy Fleming had to do to make himself a success to himself & what that cost him at home. A son comes of age in a fiercely political world "Thomas Fleming gives us an unforgettable story about an immigrant family-his family-as it struggles to find a place in the American century
  • "Inspired by the discovery of a ring once worn by his father during World War I, historian and novelist Fleming (The Officers' Wives) chronicles three generations of his Irish American family in early 20th-century Jersey City, NJ. The narrative alternates between the families of Fleming's father and mother, both of whom had lower-class Irish American beginnings. His father, Teddy, rose to prominence as a sheriff under the reign of corrupt political boss Frank Hague, while his mother, Kitty, raised two sons and remained devoted to her husband, even after their love deteriorated. By uniting these two strands of personal history, Fleming's story transcends traditional memoir and becomes a moving examination of the unique challenges faced by 20th-century Irish Americans as they struggled to integrate into American society. The constant rift between Catholics and Protestants, survival in the midst of crippling poverty, the significance of education, and the deep, persistent bonds of family are key themes here. Recommended for large public and academic collections.-Ben Bruton, Murray, KY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information." --Library Journal
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleming, Thomas J
Index
index present
LC call number
F144.J553
LC item number
F58 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fleming, Teddy
  • Fleming, Thomas J.
  • Hague, Frank
  • Politicians
  • Sheriffs
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • Jersey City (N.J.)
  • Jersey City (N.J.)
Label
Mysteries of my father, Thomas Fleming
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • You're in the Army now
  • The limits of love
  • Over there
  • Argonne
  • Home is the hero
  • The man in charge
  • The big win
  • Sweethearts
  • The birth of the blues
  • Leader
  • A message from the past
  • Two circles of love
  • Street angel, house devil
  • One true faith
  • I can't live with that man
  • All I've got
  • The guy in the glass
  • You're in the Navy now
  • Swabbie
  • What's philosophy?
  • Decline and fall
  • The bad old days
  • Heartbreak house
  • The last lesson
  • Hail and farewell
  • An uptown world
  • My rosary
  • The sporting life
  • The escape artist
  • Salesman's blues
  • To Europe with love
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 341 p.
Isbn
9780471655152
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
^^2004015426
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copies gift of Thomas Fleming ; with A.N.s. from the author to Dr. Gotlieb, and publication ephemera removed to ephemera file.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)56086671
  • (OCoLC)ocm56086671^
Label
Mysteries of my father, Thomas Fleming
Publication
Contents
  • You're in the Army now
  • The limits of love
  • Over there
  • Argonne
  • Home is the hero
  • The man in charge
  • The big win
  • Sweethearts
  • The birth of the blues
  • Leader
  • A message from the past
  • Two circles of love
  • Street angel, house devil
  • One true faith
  • I can't live with that man
  • All I've got
  • The guy in the glass
  • You're in the Navy now
  • Swabbie
  • What's philosophy?
  • Decline and fall
  • The bad old days
  • Heartbreak house
  • The last lesson
  • Hail and farewell
  • An uptown world
  • My rosary
  • The sporting life
  • The escape artist
  • Salesman's blues
  • To Europe with love
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 341 p.
Isbn
9780471655152
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
^^2004015426
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copies gift of Thomas Fleming ; with A.N.s. from the author to Dr. Gotlieb, and publication ephemera removed to ephemera file.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)56086671
  • (OCoLC)ocm56086671^

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