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The immortal Irishman : the Irish revolutionary who became an American hero / Timothy Egan.

Egan, Timothy (Author).

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  • 11 of 13 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"From the National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America. The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York--the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America. Meagher's rebirth in America included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade from New York in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War--Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg. Twice shot from his horse while leading charges, left for dead in the Virginia mud, Meagher's dream was that Irish-American troops, seasoned by war, would return to Ireland and liberate their homeland from British rule. The hero's last chapter, as territorial governor of Montana, was a romantic quest for a true home in the far frontier. His death has long been a mystery to which Egan brings haunting, colorful new evidence"--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 921 MEAGHER 2016 (Text) 33892100357095 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/01/2016 Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544272880
  • ISBN: 0544272889
  • Physical Description: xv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-352) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Last Day, July 1, 1867 -- Part I: To Be Irish in Ireland -- 1. Under the Bootheel -- 2. The Becoming -- 3. Poetry in Action -- 4. Pitchfork Paddies -- 5. The Meanest Beggar in the World -- Part II: To Be Irish in the Penal Colony -- 6. Island of the Damned -- 7. The Traitor of Tasmania -- 8. Flight -- Part III: To Be Irish in America -- 9. Home and Away -- 10. Identity -- 11. The Fever -- 12. War -- 13. First Blood -- 14. The Call, the Fall -- 15. Summer of Slaughter -- 16. Reasons to Live and Die -- 17. The Green and the Blues -- 18. A Brigade No More -- 19. A Second Banishment -- 20. New Ireland -- 21. The Remains of a Life -- 22. River Without End -- 23. Inquest for Ireland.
Summary, etc.:
"From the National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America. The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York--the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America. Meagher's rebirth in America included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade from New York in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War--Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg. Twice shot from his horse while leading charges, left for dead in the Virginia mud, Meagher's dream was that Irish-American troops, seasoned by war, would return to Ireland and liberate their homeland from British rule. The hero's last chapter, as territorial governor of Montana, was a romantic quest for a true home in the far frontier. His death has long been a mystery to which Egan brings haunting, colorful new evidence"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Meagher, Thomas Francis, 1823-1867
Generals > United States > Biography
United States. Army > Officers
United States. Army of the Potomac. Irish Brigade
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865
Heroes > United States > Biography
Irish Americans > Biography
Revolutionaries > Ireland > Biography
Prisoners > Australia > Tasmania > Biography.
Governors > Montana > Biography.
Meagher, Thomas Francis, 1823-1867
United States. Army
United States. Army of the Potomac. Irish Brigade
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Armed Forces > Officers
Generals
Governors
Heroes
Irish Americans
Prisoners.
Revolutionaries.
Ireland
Montana
Tasmania
United States
Genre: Biography.
History.
Summary: "From the National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America. The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York--the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America. Meagher's rebirth in America included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade from New York in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War--Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg. Twice shot from his horse while leading charges, left for dead in the Virginia mud, Meagher's dream was that Irish-American troops, seasoned by war, would return to Ireland and liberate their homeland from British rule. The hero's last chapter, as territorial governor of Montana, was a romantic quest for a true home in the far frontier. His death has long been a mystery to which Egan brings haunting, colorful new evidence"--

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