Author Chris Klein is discussing his acclaimed new book, Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero, at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Born in Boston's South End, Sullivan became a renowned heavyweight boxer but later had a fascinating life as a public personality, temperance advocate and sports writer. BITA's Travel & Culture Guide described Klein's book as "a masterful, engaging biography of America's first sports superstar."
The Irish Cultural Centre is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014 as the region's foremost Irish cultural venues. The 46 acre facility includes playing fields, walking trails, playgrounds, and its headquarters building houses an Irish pub, lecture rooms, a library and ballroom.
Find year round details on the Irish community in Massachusetts by visiting IrishMassachusetts.com.