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- DescriptionThe Kentucky Irish American began life in 1898 as one of many ethnic newspapers in America, but by its final years it attracted an avid national audience of many ethnicities. From 1925, the KIA was owned and edited by the Barry family of Louisville: by John J. Barry to 1950, and by his son Michael to its demise in 1968.This anthology focuses on the Mike Barry years -- a time of Cold War and Vietnam, of Kennedy, Nixon, McCarthy, Goldwater, and Happy Chandler. Under Mike's brilliant editorship, the KIA offered its readers a richly textured, pungent voice that combined humor with a constant push for social improvement in Kentucky and in the nation.Always the KIA was strong in its support of all things Irish, Catholic, and American. It was also an acerbic commentator on the absurdities of Kentucky politics. But the KIA was table -- and ticed -- for its strong positions on national and international issues.Red Smith once described the KIA as all the excuse any man needs for learning to read. Today's readers can w discover the pleasures of a livelier era in journalism.
- Author BiographyReverend Clyde F. Crews is professor of theology at Bellarmine College and the author of seven previous books.
- PublisherThe University Press of Kentucky
- Date of Publication30/07/1995
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationLexington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University Press of Kentucky
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight458 g
- Width145 mm
- Height223 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byClyde F. Crews
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