GPL Presents: The Original Dropkick Murphy with The Boston Globe’s Emily Sweeney
About This Event
Join the Greenfield Public Library, in collaboration with the Tewksbury Public Library, on Tuesday, June 27, at 7pm, for a discussion with Emily Sweeney about her new book Dropkick Murphy: A Legendary Life.
This book chronicles, for the first time, the unbelievable life of Dr. John “Dropkick” Murphy, a professional wrestler who put himself through medical school during the Great Depression. He opened Bellows Farm, a one-of-a-kind institution that served as both a facility where elite athletes could train as well as a secluded place where down-on-their-luck alcoholics could go to sober up discreetly.
Drawing on years of research and interviews, author Emily Sweeney goes behind the scenes to reveal the untold story of Murphy’s life, his farm, and the legendary events that unfolded there.
Emily Sweeney is a staff reporter at The Boston Globe and author of the books Boston Organized Crime and Gangland Boston.
Register for the Zoom link at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9216830667095/WN_ooXZyAMoT960zIM3GowYBw#/registration
NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 24 hours of the program.
This program, sponsored by the Corning Foundation, the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library, and the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, is free and open to the public.