Vengeance Achieved

Recent research has proven that Al Capone did not willingly leave his hometown of Brooklyn. In fact, he was forced out by a local Irish gang called the White Hand (named in opposition to the “invading” Italian Black Hand). In 1899, the year Al Capone was born, Brooklyn was a heavily populated industrialized and manufacturing hub.Continue reading “Vengeance Achieved”

Black ’47 – Review

It is a rare moment indeed when a lie that has been passed as history can be righted. But that is exactly what Black ’47, directed by Lance Daly, has done. For 171 years a lie persisted, and even though it cannot be fully overcome, at least the healing may begin. What happened in IrelandContinue reading “Black ’47 – Review”

Dinny Meehan – Divide the Dawn

Dinny Meehan – Character in Divide the Dawn “Eyes green in the enveloped saloon light of amber and black. A child’s eyes. An ancient’s eyes. Sometimes I wonder if he ever really did exist, Dinny Meehan. I even doubt it at times, it was so long ago that all this passed. But there he is inContinue reading “Dinny Meehan – Divide the Dawn”

Mickey Kane – Divide the Dawn

Mickey Kane – Character in Divide the Dawn “Mickey is Dinny’s last surviving family member loyal to him. Tall and powerfully built with a big head of blond hair, he follows Dinny’s orders closely. Mickey Kane is Dinny’s blood. His mother’s blood, and many of us feel as though one day Mickey will replace The SwedeContinue reading “Mickey Kane – Divide the Dawn”

Bill Lovett – Divide the Dawn

Bill Lovett – Character in Divide the Dawn “Ya know, people talk. And they’re sayin’ one day the gang could be all Lovett’s. Can ya imagine the take fer us if ya was his righthand? Like the Romans we’d live! But that Bill Lovett’s a wild one.”~Mary Lonergan Bill Lovett (b. 1894), also known asContinue reading “Bill Lovett – Divide the Dawn”

Liam Garrity – Divide the Dawn

Liam Garrity – Character in Divide the Dawn “His uncle was Joe Garrity, the ILA recruiter who was killt after a melee in a saloon that was burnt to the ground in the Donnybrook in Red Hook, 1916, six months after the kid arrived.” “So he murders his uncle and gains status, interesting.” Exchange betweenContinue reading “Liam Garrity – Divide the Dawn”

Mam Garrity – Divide the Dawn

Mam Garrity – Character in Divide the Dawn “May trouble always be a stranger to ye. Take this Saint Christopher. Put it in yer pocket and touch it when ye please. Ye’ll be grand with it.” ~Mam Garrity Mam Garrity (b. 1878, County Clare, Ireland) is a mother caught between Ireland and New York whoContinue reading “Mam Garrity – Divide the Dawn”

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