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Nine Irish lives : the fighters, thinkers, and artists who helped build America

Author: Mark Bailey; Edward Hemingway
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, ©2018 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Advance reading copyView all editions and formats
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"Through the battles they fought, the novels they wrote, and the people they touched, these nine men and women fled unthinkable hardship; they not only became American but also helped make our nation what it is today. Inspiring, intimate, and timely, Nine Irish Lives serves as a reminder of America's shared values as we debate issues of immigration and compassion today" -- Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bailey; Edward Hemingway
ISBN: 9781616205171 1616205172
OCLC Number: 1009659962
Description: xiv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: The revolutionary: Thomas Addis Emmet (1764-1827) / by Tom Hayden --
The caretaker: Margaret Haughery (1813-1882) / by Rosie O'Donnell --
The organizer: Mary "Mother" Jones (1837-1930) --
The soldier: Albert D.J. Cashier (1843-1915) / by Jill McDonough --
The muckraker: Samuel S. McClure (1857-1949) / by Michael Moore) --
The father: Father Edward J. Flanagan (1886-1948) / by Mark K. Shriver --
The director: Rex Ingram (1893-1950) / by Pierce Brosnan --
The author: Maeve Brennan (1917-1993) / by Kathleen Hill --
The peacemaker: Niall O'Dowd (1953-) / by Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Bailey ; illustrations by Edward Hemingway.

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"Readers interested in getting their Irish on will delight in this collection of essays detailing a variety of significant contributions by Irish immigrants to the history of the U.S." --Booklist Read more...

 
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