Thursday, November 13, 2008

More Praise for Peter Quinn's BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE

Peter Quinn's novel Banished Children of Eve is praised in this week's Irish Voice: "As the year 1863 builds toward the draft riots in New York City, the characters in author Peter Quinn's celebrated historical novel (now in a recently released paperback reprinting) are drawn together in a maelstrom of conflict and violence. Mayhem erupts when the Union Conscription Act provides that all able-bodied males between the ages of 20 and 45 are liable for militaiy service, unless they pay the government $300 to be excused. Not surprisingly, this blatantly discriminatory, get out of the service if you can afford it legislation provoked nationwide disturbances that were most serious in New York City, where the mainly Irish mobs rioted for four days. Quinn's book ranks as one of the best historical novels of recent years, an unrivalled feat of scholarship and literary prowess." - Cahir O'Doherty

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