John Thomas Everett: Plug Ugly Ball
THE IVY BOOKSHOP
Start: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 – 7:00pm
America’s pastime collides with a notorious 19th-century Baltimore street gang in John Thomas Everett’s debut novel.
Plug Ugly Ball is a story of murder, revenge, love and championship baseball. It chronicles the rise of two men, John English and James Morgan, rival chieftains of the notorious street gang known as the Plug Uglies. In 1850s Baltimore, these thugs struggle for respect and power, funded by politics and fueled by riot and mayhem. How do these brutal men become entangled with one of Baltimore’s most refined families, the Vonderhorsts? What is the secret underlying the hatred between English and Morgan? How does the violence in the city’s streets become the organized anarchy that was the Baltimore Orioles of the early 1890s? These questions are at the heart of a story that spans the city’s early years.
John Thomas Everett is a native Baltimorean, a businessman, a teacher and a life-long Orioles fan who grew up in the shadow of old Memorial Stadium. Having worked for 30 years in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Everett now teaches strategy at Loyola University’s Sellinger School of Business and Management. He also owns and operates Strategic Solutions Consulting, a firm that specializes in assisting growing businesses. He lives with his wife, Marge, in Phoenix, Maryland.
Baltimore, MD 21209