The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

By | December 17, 2017
The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero Author Timothy Egan
ISBN-10 0544944836
ISBN-13 9780544944831
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Mariner Books
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An old fashioned tale of tall talk high ideals and irresistible appeal You will not read a historical thriller like this all year Egan is amaster storyteller Boston Globe Egan has a gift for sweeping narrative and he has a journalists eye for the telltale detail This is masterly work New York Times Book Review In this exciting and illuminating work National Book Award winner Timothy Egan delivers a story both rollicking and haunting of one of the most famous Irish Americans of all time A dashing young orator during the Great Hunger of the 1840s Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony for life But two years later he was back from the dead and in New York instantly the most famous Irishman in America Meaghers rebirth included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War Afterward he tried to build a new Ireland in the wild west of Montanaa quixotic adventure that ended in the great mystery of his disappearance which Egan resolves convincingly at last This is marvelous stuff Thomas F Meagher strides onto Egan s beautifully wrought pages just as he livedpowerfully larger than life A fascinating account of an extraordinary life Daniel James Brown author of The Boys in the Boat Thomas Meaghers is an irresistible story irresistibly retold by the virtuosic Timothy Egan A gripping novelistic page turner Wall Street Journal

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