Aug 17, 2019
Nine Irish Lives: The Thinkers, Fighters, and Artists Who Helped Build America
Posted by Mark Bailey

Through the battles they fought, the cases they argued, the novels they wrote, and the lives they touched, these nine Irish men and women not only became American, but helped make our nation what it is today In the spirit of David McCullough s Brave Companions, this anthology of popular American history presents the stories of nine incredible Irish immigrants as written bThrough the battles they fought, the cases they argued, the novels they wrote, and the lives they touched, these nine Irish men and women not only became American, but helped make our nation what it is today In the spirit of David McCullough s Brave Companions, this anthology of popular American history presents the stories of nine incredible Irish immigrants as written by nine contemporary Irish Americans Rosie O Donnell, for instance, the adoptive mother of five, tells the story of Margaret Haughery, known as Mother of the Orphans filmmaker and activist Michael Moore writes about the original muckraking journalist, Samuel McClure and celebrated actor Pierce Brosnan writes about silent film director Rex Ingram Some of the figures profiled are well known, others have stories that are less often told all are inspiring Compelling history mixed with moving and personal reflection, this collection of portraits is at once uniquely intimate and surprisingly immediate More than one in ten Americans claims Irish ancestry and, with its celebrity contributors, Nine Irish Lives will have strong appeal for those readers It is also, though, a timely portrait of shared humanity These are stories about immigrants and in the tales of revolutionaries and visionaries, caretakers and unsung heroes, Nine Irish Lives reminds us of the values and the people that have shaped America.

  • Title: Nine Irish Lives: The Thinkers, Fighters, and Artists Who Helped Build America
  • Author: Mark Bailey
  • ISBN: 9781616205171
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nine Irish Lives The Thinkers Fighters and Artists Who Helped Build America Through the battles they fought the cases they argued the novels they wrote and the lives they touched these nine Irish men and women not only became American but helped make our nation what it i

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    If you want to read about seemingly ordinary Irish immigrants who made extraordinary differences in the lives of many people by their actions and deeds, then this book will not disappoint you. The stories will leave you inspired by their accomplishments, dedication, and selfless service to their adopted homeland. I was especially impressed by the story of Private Albert J. Cashier, who spent three years of fighting for the 95th Regiment during the Civil War. Private Cashier was a courageous and [...]


    Pam Mooney

    Inspiring! Part of the American story and an example of how diversity built our country. I know everyone will find a story to relate to. For me it is Father Flanagan as I had no idea that his Jewish friends had so much to do with helping Boys Town come to be. Also, he embraced all races which makes sense but nice to read an example. All of the stories are beautifully written and capture the heart of each individual. A good read.



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