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Author: Andrew M. Greeley
ISBN: 0812962192
Publisher Times Books (November 1973)
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by Andrew M. Greeley

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She's the most distressful country that ever yet was seen "They are hanging men and women for the wearing of the green. Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. I care not for the Thistle and I care not for the Rose. When the bleak winds round us whistle, neither down nor crimson shows, But like hope to him that's friendless, when no joy around is seen O'er our graves with love that's endless blooms our own immortal green. The Wearing of the Green," Irish revolutionary song. Publisher: Quadrangle Books.

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That Most Distressful Nation: The Taming of the American Irish. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, In. 1972. The American Catholic: A Social Portrait. New York: Basic Books, 1977. No Bigger Than Necessary. The Catholic Priest in the . Sociological Investigations. Washington: United States Catholic Conference, 1972. New York: New American Library, 1977. New York: The Seabury Press, 1977. Crisis in the Church: A Study of Religion in America. Chicago: The Thomas More Press, 1979. Classes, crises and coups: themes in the sociology of developing nations. Pp. 224. London: macgibbon and kee, 1971.

THAT MOST DISTRESSFUL NATION: THE TAMING OF THE AMERICAN IRISH By Andrew M. Greeley Quadrangle, 1972. A noted sociologist of Irish background argues that by the time ethnic pride became widespread in America, the Irish had already been absorbed into the larger society. Some will argue that the Irish have never been more powerful. All kinds of citizens, whose Celtic origins are problematic at best, will sport green emblems on the 17th of March.

Andrew M. Greeley (February 5, 1928 – May 29, 2013) was an American Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, journalist and popular novelist. That Most Distressful Nation: The Taming of the American Irish (1972). Sociological Investigations (1972). 1928-02-05)February 5, 1928. A Preliminary Reconnaissance (1974).

Stubborn, difficult, paradoxical, maddening, joyous, brilliant, poetic, visionary, melancholy, frustrating, bedevilling, and ingratiating - all these have been used to describe the Irish. And this unique survey of the Irish experience in America will elicit the same adjectives. For Andrew Greeley, an Irish priest and sociologist, is a man whose opinions often run against his contemporary grain. To the discussion of ethnicity in American life, he brings solid research, a fiercely independent and original mind, and an acerbic wit. His book is as entertaining as it is thought provoking. The Irish in America have achieved much for themselves as individuals - at the expense of becoming less Irish. In their effort to fit into American society they have become, as the author puts it, even more like Wasps than the Wasps. In showing how and why this is so, he shoots down several popular notions about the American Irish. What he has to say about them applies to greater or lesser degree to almost every ethnic group in the United States, where the hallowed idea of the 'melting pot' no longer evokes the same loyalties it used to. No one can remain neutral toward Andrew Greeley's contentions, and no one interested in American society can afford to neglect them.
This book is the most provocative book written about the American Irish in the past few decades. Fr. Andrew Greeley has taken the pulse and the heartbeat of the Irish and his perspective is one that has long been neglected, particularly by the Irish themselves. It make me revere Greeley's tenacity, his brilliance, and his unrelenting passion for a people who survived and thrived under inhumane and horrible politic, social, and moral circumstances, and who have yet to receive recognition for their courage, tenacity, and humanity.
As a student of the late Fr. Greeley at the U of Chicago in the 1960s, my opinion of his work is biased by my profound respect for the man. But his work has stood up well to the tests of time. I recall from his class that at a time when the proportion of Americans who identified as having Irish ancestry fell below 20% of the population, 85% of Foreign Service officers considered themselves to be Irish-Americans proving, as Fr. Greeley said, that there really is a road from the courthouse to the White House; it just takes several generations, and requires that people give up the things that made them who they are.