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I'll be home : the writings of Jim McGrath

Author: Jim McGrath; Darryl McGrath; Howard Healy
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York, [2019]
Series: Excelsior editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The winner of more awards than any editorial writer in the Times Union's history, Jim McGrath was both an Albany institution and a keen observer of the world beyond his beloved adopted city. When he died at age 56, the newspaper lost a writer who combined a passionate advocacy for society's most vulnerable people with a scathing disregard for the elite whose actions created an underclass in the United States. His  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jim McGrath
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim McGrath; Darryl McGrath; Howard Healy
ISBN: 9781438474229 1438474229
OCLC Number: 1048025211
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 202 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Excelsior editions.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by Darryl McGrath and Howard Healy.

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"The winner of more awards than any editorial writer in the Times Union's history, Jim McGrath was both an Albany institution and a keen observer of the world beyond his beloved adopted city. When he died at age 56, the newspaper lost a writer who combined a passionate advocacy for society's most vulnerable people with a scathing disregard for the elite whose actions created an underclass in the United States. His writing was often elegiac, but his take on his adopted home state of New York and his beloved Albany was variously bemused, witty, irreverent, and indignant. He could relate to the plight of the minimum-wage worker as easily as he could talk to a US senator, and he feared no one. His editorials and commentaries charted many of the most critical issues in New York and the country: the death penalty, civil liberties, gay rights, historic presidential campaigns, the economy, terrorism, and more--all with an incisiveness that remains relevant, if not more so, in the present political era. In addition to his editorials and op-eds, I'll Be Home contains essays, critiques, and other writings that have never before been published, as well as appraisals of his work and life by former colleagues Rex Smith, Fred LeBrun, Dan Lynch, and others. The book is both a tribute to a memorable newspaperman and an insider's perspective on politics and life through the lens of an editorial writer, a position that Jim described as 'a great seat at a really weird show'"--

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