Read An Excerpt From Paradise Alley

The New York City draft riot was the worst civic disturbance America has ever experienced. Set off by the first military draft in our history, it raged up and down the length of Manhattan for five, terrifying days in July, 1863. Before it was over, it had come close to destroying the city, causing untold millions in property damage and leaving at least 119 people dead. The riot is the natural climax to my novel, for it was incited mostly by Irish-Americans, and suppressed by the same, and Paradise Alley is above all the story of the Irish in America—of Read More