KJ Keegan is a lifelong New Yorker, currently residing in Huntington, Long Island. Graduate of St. John's University, former accountant and entrepreneur. At present, is posing as an investigative historian and writer delving into regional and sectarian conflicts and the reasons behind them. A second generation Irish American, "(If you only knew) The Half of It" represents a first time foray into this field.
Published: September 11, 2014.
Nonfiction » History » European
Speculation ran rampant within the family as to whether or not my grandfather had been a member of the Irish Republication Brotherhood or ran guns to Ireland upon his arrival in New York. My mother refused to talk about it. She would only say, "If you only knew the half of it," alluding to Ireland's abuse over the centuries at the hands of the English. This story attempts to tell that half.