Author James MacGuire discusses his latest book, Real Lace Revisited: Inside the Hidden World of America’s Irish Aristocracy. Real Lace Revisited is an updating of Stephen Birmingham’s 1973 best seller, Real Lace, which focused on the rise of the first wealthy Irish families in America. Real Lace Revisited chronicles the religious, financial and social evolution of the First Irish Families’ world, its rise, peak, decline, fall, and, in some cases, transformative rebirth. Rather than a memoir, however, the book reads as an informed historical, non-fiction account of the upper-class Irish world as it grew and changed.
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James P. MacGuire was born in New York and educated at Johns Hopkins and Cambridge. He has worked, inter alia, at Time Inc., Macmillan, The Health Network, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. His poetry and fiction have been published in many national publications.