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Author's Book Tells Why 4,000 Came to an Irish Doctor's Funeral in 1889

By Sam Cholke | March 16, 2015 6:03am
 Gillian O'Brien will read from
Gillian O'Brien will read from "Blood Runs Green" on Wednesday at the Seminary Cooperative Bookstore.
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HYDE PARK — Author Gillian O’Brien will be in Hyde Park on Wednesday to talk about an Irish doctor whose death drew 4,000 mourners to Michigan Avenue in 1889.

O’Brien will be at the Seminary Cooperative Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., at 6 p.m. to talk about his new book “Blood Runs Green: The Murder that Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago.”

The book tells the story of Dr. P.H. Cronin, whose brutal murder uncoiled a story of bungling cops, hotheaded journalists and Irish revolutionaries.

The event is free and open to the public.

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