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Bud O'Brien

Location: United States

Member Since: April 2019

Last online: June 2019

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These are the novels, short stories, and essays of Bud O'Brien a  nickname given to him as a child growing up in Billerica, Massachusetts. Mr. O'Brien led a fairly ordinary life but blessed with great scholarship he was in a unique position to write about the far ranging topics of his works. He was a child of the Depression growing up in and around Lowell, Massachusetts. He was a star athlete at Lowell High School (class of 1948) and that led him to begin a sports writing career at the local daily at age 17. He continued in the newspaper field until his leadership role in a union movement led to termination and a landmark court case.

As his newspaper career was ending, Mr. O'Brien began at Merrimack College as a 30 year old full-time student. In 1964 he graduated with a BS in Business Administration as the class Valedictorian. Included in this collection of his works is his valedictory address. With a scholarship he went on to become a teaching fellow at Boston College where he eventually earned a PhD. in Economics. In 1968 Mr. O'Brien began his college teaching career at Merrimack College from there he went to the University of Maine, Siena College, Providence College, and Suffolk University.



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