include me on a trip throughout time and house. around the panorama of 2001 Denver, Colorado, eire within the mid-1800's and Brooklyn, manhattan within the early 1900's, to satisfy the "40 colors of Green".
Meet Michael Flynn, the frail, coughing three 12 months outdated boy fleeing the Famine, and the English, in County Leitrim, making his method as much as Amity highway from Brooklyn Harbor. stroll the streets as he and his father gather hawsers from the immigrant ships to promote for scrap. hearken to the sounds of the ships at the East River by means of his warehouse, the sounds of his horse-drawn wagon as he, now undefined, collects previous pots and pans from his associates to promote for scrap.
Watch the development of the Brooklyn Bridge with him as Michael Flynn rises from "Junk guy" to filthy rich scrap steel industrialist. Take a very good glance now at his evolution to a canny Irish businessman in best hat, pin-striped swimsuit and gold watch fob, "intimate" with senators and politicians of The Democratic Brooklyn Ring, similar of Tammany corridor, but both energetic and charitable within the Emerald Society, The St. Patrick's Society and The Knights of Columbus. listen the humanitarian determination he made through the nice melancholy, which in flip, made him a millionaire. Watch as he salvages something steel, from submarines, Brooklyn "L" strains, to the USS Huntington and plenty of different WWI destroyers, even deciding to buy, after which promoting, the USS Normandy, again to the army as scrap for revenue.
Told via his great-grand daughter, "40 colors of eco-friendly" recounts additionally the occasions past his loss of life at 88, how the now-stern Irishman, restricted to mattress with arthritis, strikes as much as Prospect Park, in Brooklyn's Park Slope, passing his international aluminum and metal window empire alongside to his sons and grandsons after WWI and WWII. Is the magic, expertise and entrepreneurship of the relatives patriarch effectively handed down in the course of the Flynn kinfolk, the "40 colours of Green"?
No stranger to terrorism, learn the shock finishing because the ever-agile Michael Flynn alters the future of the writer herself.