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May 15, 2012
Author:
BStevens

From Reviewer’s Bookwatch: The Midwest Book Review Margaret’s (Evans) Bookshelf Away from tyranny, people hope to find a new life in America, but often only found more hardship. “The Promise of America” is the first entry into Bill Stevens’ Fitzpatrick Saga. Telling of the clan’s entry into America and their harsh beginnings and crissi within […]

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Posted on:
January 13, 2012
Author:
BStevens

The Promise of America, in e-book form, is now on Amazon, listed under The Promise of  America by Bill Stevens. For $4.95, less than a fiver, it is full of sex, excitement, and romance in a true portrayal of the seamy side of Victorian New York.

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Susan W. Kostner

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October 10, 2011
Author:
BStevens

I just finished reading Bill’s book, “The Promise of America.” Awesome read. I cannot wait to start reading the sequel. The book held my interest; it was fascinating and lively. I highly recommend it

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roman-fleuve

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September 21, 2011
Author:
BStevens

A long novel, often in several volumes, that tells the story of an individual family across several generations. Thanks to Arlene Thomas for this definition. I now know that I’m writing a raoman-fleuve.

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Kate Kelly’s comments

Posted on:
September 21, 2011
Author:
BStevens

I love it! (The Promise of America) As soon as it arrived I read it all the way through without stopping and think it’s wonderful. I keep picking it up to re-read parts I especially liked, and enjoy it all over again… Your Belle Johansson/Deadwood story was an absolute delight- including Abby and Katie- the aged […]

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The Irish American News

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September 20, 2011
Author:
BStevens

My thanks to Cliff Carlson, who has added The Promise of America to his website at www.irishamericannews.com. Irish American News is based in Chicago and covers Ohio plus ten other Irish American newspapers.

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The Promise of America is now available at Infinity Publishing

Posted on:
September 6, 2011
Author:
RCJackman

The Promise of America is now available at Infinity Publishing. Click http://www.buybooksontheweb.com/product.aspx?ISBN=0-7414-6697-X to buy an ebook

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Excerpt

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August 23, 2011
Author:
RCJackman

Alderman Mick Donovan liked to think of himself as a genteel, urbane Irishman about town, but William Fitzpatrick quickly learned that they were fellow bottom-feeders in the cesspool that was Lower New York. Mick’s family lived uptown, his daughters attended fashionable Catholic schools, and the Donovans owned a pew at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. However, when […]

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Bob O’Connor Review

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August 21, 2011
Author:
RCJackman

Bob O’Connor, nationally recognized author, calls the Irish participation in the American Civil War “a source of pride for Irish Americans even today.

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Bill McNiff Review

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August 21, 2011
Author:
BStevens

The Promise of America is epic, a sweeping narrative of a time, place, and people who I knew little about. Although born and raised on the same island and came from the same stock. I never knew this was our history. My knowledge has been bracketed by Scorcese’s “Gangs of New York,” which I disliked […]

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