A glossy, anecdotal picture of Father Flanagan and the genesis of and growth of Boys Town, Nebraska, all sprinkled with the...

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FATHER FLANAGAN OF BOYS TOWN

A glossy, anecdotal picture of Father Flanagan and the genesis of and growth of Boys Town, Nebraska, all sprinkled with the success stories of orphans, homeless boys and misfits restored to society by a creed of love. The background is filled in, of Father Flanagan's youth in Ireland, his early dedication to the priesthood, his struggle to finish his studies abroad while trying to fight tuberculosis. But his real story starts with his ordination and his hotel for destitute men which led to his work with young boys. How the modest project started in a rundown building, grew into the million dollar enterprise of today, with its own schools, magnificent sports facilities, outstanding boy choir. And although the authors try to introduce an element of conflict and struggle, Father Flanagan emerges only as a beloved, idealized figure. Written with warmth, humor, and marked popular appeal, this should sell widely and well.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1949