Against the Grain: The History of Buffalo's First Ward
A 2012 book by Timothy Bohen 

Against the Grain - Official Web site


Excerpts reprinted with permission:

The Fenian Invasion

Bishop John Timon

William “Fingy” Conners, Bishop James Quigley, and the Great Strike of 1899

The Sheehan Boys and Buffalo’s Tammany Hall

"Wild Bill” Donovan - World War I Hero

The Ward Gets Back Up: Jimmy Griffin

Michael Shea – The Improbable Entertainer

Jimmy Slattery

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