Saturday, September 5, 2009

On the Irish Waterfront: a Jesuit workers' priest and the Hollywood director Bud Schulberg

Check out this story of the waterfront by Fordham theologian and historian James Fisher, author On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie and the Soul of the Port of New York, a new release from Cornell University Press.
At the heart of the book are Jesuit labor priest Pete Corridan and the filmmaker Bud Schulberg, who saw in Corridan a spiritual mentor. Karl Malden's character in the legendary film is based on Corridan. For a video interview with Fisher and some glimpses of the waterfront as it used to be go to the book website.

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