James Fisher featured in America

In the November 2, 2009, issue of America, Terry Golway reviews On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York by James T. Fisher. Here’s an excerpt: “Fisher probably knows more about the waterfront than any living person who has not—as I assume he hasn’t, although one never knows—stood in line at a shape-up. Fisher has poured all that knowledge into a glorious book that ought to change how movie critics view Schulberg’s cinematic creation and how cultural historians interpret working-class culture in New York and New Jersey during the middle years of the 20th century.” Read the whole review here:
Shaping Up the Docks

America’s website also features a video starring Fisher: Waterfront Priests

James Fisher featured in America