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Shanty Irish

Author : Jim Tully
ISBN : 1434415279
Genre : Fiction
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Jim Tully (1886-1947) was a vagabond, pugilist, and an American writer known as the most-hated man in Hollywood for his free-lance, an often unflattering, writings about celebrities. The New York World said "with its tales of brawls and battles, of drinking contests in the good old days in Ohio, Shanty Irish has all the imagery, the realism, the virile characterization of Beggars of Life."

The American Irish

Author : William V. Shannon
ISBN : 087023689X
Genre : Social Science
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This work is a history of the Irish in the United States. The aim of the author is to explore those areas in which the Irish have made a contribution to American culture, including politics, religion, literature, drama and such specialized activities as prizefighting and law enforcement.

A Boy From Atchee

Author : James Leroy McCoy
ISBN : 0915941015
Genre : Atchee (Colo.)
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Flim Flam Man

Author : Jennifer Vogel
ISBN : 0743217071
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the six-month period in which the author's father, a charismatic philanderer and counterfeiter, was on the run from the police, a time during which the author evaluated her tumultuous childhood, considered her future as the offspring of a criminal, and wondered if her father was alive. 25,000 first printing.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Irish History And Culture

Author : Sonja Massie
ISBN : 9781101198650
Genre : History
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that St. Patrick's Day is in March, JFK was our only Irish-Catholic President, and the IRA isn't necessarily a tax-deferred account. But when it comes to knowing about the history and culture of Ireland, you feel as Irish as a box of stale Lucky Charms. Don't give up on the luck of the Irish just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture' is here to help you learn all about the Emerald Isle, from the Celts to the present day. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Fascinating details on Celtic culture. -Blow-by-blow accounts of Ireland's struggle for freedom from British rule. -Exciting tales of great Irish heroes, like Brian Boru and Michael Collins. -Rich cultural traditions, from wedding to wakes. -Concise profiles of Irish icons in politics and the arts, from Daniel O'Connell to Oscar Wilde.

Irish Immigrants

Author : Timothy J. Paulson
ISBN : 9781438103587
Genre : Immigrants
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The United States is truly a nation of immigrants, or as the poet Walt Whitman once said, a nation of nations. Spanning the time from when the Europeans first came to the New World to the present day, the new Immigration to the United States set conveys the excitement of these stories to young people. Beginning with a brief preface to the set written by general editor Robert Asher that discusses some of the broad reasons why people came to the New World, both as explorers and settlers, each book's narrative highlights the themes, people, places, and events that were important to each immigrant group. In an engaging, informative manner, each volume describes what members of a particular group found when they arrived in the United States as well as where they settled. Historical information and background on the various communities present life as it was lived at the time they arrived. The books then trace the group's history and current status in the United States. Each volume includes photographs and illustrations such as passports and other artifacts of immigration, as well as quotes from original source materials. Box features highlight special topics or people, and each book is rounded out with a glossary, timeline, further reading list, and index.

Ireland S Most Wanted

Author : Brian Thomsen
ISBN : 9781597974424
Genre : Curiosities and wonders
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Faith and begorrah, OCytis a grand book, it is!"

Confessions Of A Shanty Irishman

Author : Michael Corrigan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112679233
Genre : Drama
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Confessions of a Shanty Irishman is a memoir of an Irish family, but it is also a portrait of American life. It includes some of the icons of film and music, Brando and Presley.

Watertown Remembered

Author : Ken Riedl
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Watertown Remembered Part of the Hometown Series of Publications of the Watertown Historical Society, Ken Riedl editor. Reformatted and republished in 2010 in eBook format CONTENTS: I The River II The Trees III The Indians IV The Settlers (Yankees, Irish, Welsh, Bohemians, French) V The Settlers (Germans) VI The Story of Education in Watertown VII Colorful Characters VIII A House, a “House Divided,” and Watertown’s “Finest” IX Music and Musicians, Books, Clubs and Newspapers X Industries, Crafts, Services XI Let Us Now Praise Famous Men; Bibliography In the year 1976, the nation's bicentennial year and the 140th year of Watertown's first settlement, an authentic history of Watertown, Wisconsin was published. Watertown Remembered is a rich composite of factual history seasoned with a charming array of anecdote and folklore. The capable blender and author of all this is E. C. Kiessling. Dr. Kiessling is a native son of Jefferson County and a long-time director of the Watertown Historical Society. He was a professor of history and English at Northwestern College for 46 years, and continues as a book reviewer for the Milwaukee Journal. Perhaps every community would like to boast of its heritage as worthy of written record, but from its river, which had somehow “overlooked something precious," through the amazing 48ers and others who came here by the thousands to make it the second biggest city in the state and the unforgettable characters who enlivened its past, to the solid, traditional town it is today, E. C. Kiessling has given us an especially vivid and indelible recollection for all to remember Watertown. Local history, Watertown, WI, Dodge County and Jefferson County.

Irish Crystal

Author : Andrew M. Greeley
ISBN : 1429918063
Genre : Fiction
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"There's evil people around, Dermot love. . . . I knew about them even before me dream. Really evil people. Won't we have to fight them!" This latest tale of Nuala Anne McGrail, the engagingly fey heroine of such irresistible books as Irish Cream and Irish Lace, begins with a foreboding dream of some terrible impending evil. Dermot Michael Coyne, Nuala's adoring husband and spear-carrier, knows better than to ignore his wife's second sight, but from whence does this nameless peril originate? From the Homeland Security goons determined to deport the Irish-born Nuala on the basis of nothing more than vague suspicions and accusations? From the spiteful neighbors campaigning against their family's beloved Irish wolfhounds? Or from the tangled dealings of the Currans, a prosperous clan of Irish-American aristocrats, with whom Nuala and Dermot have recently become acquainted? The true danger becomes shockingly apparent when a catastrophic car-bombing rocks the Chicago riverfront. Uncovering the twisted minds behind the bombing is not easy; Dermot and Nuala soon find themselves enmeshed in a complicated tapestry of lies and secrets. Nuala's preternatural instincts also lead her to a forgotten manuscript revealing the treachery and deceit behind a tragic chapter in Irish history: the saga of bold Robert Emmet and the failed uprisings of 1798 and 1803. Between the past and the present, our heroine and her devoted spouse have more than enough mysteries to contend with, but the two of them are bound to make the truth just as clear as . . . Irish Crystal. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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