The Resource The immortal Irishman : the Irish revolutionary who became an American hero, Timothy Egan

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

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The immortal Irishman : the Irish revolutionary who became an American hero
Title
The immortal Irishman
Title remainder
the Irish revolutionary who became an American hero
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Egan
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Language
eng
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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individual biography
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Egan, Timothy
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.M4
LC item number
E34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Meagher, Thomas Francis
  • United States
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Heroes
  • Irish Americans
  • Revolutionaries
  • Prisoners
  • Governors
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / Europe / Ireland
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • HISTORY / Australia & New Zealand
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • United States
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The immortal Irishman : the Irish revolutionary who became an American hero, Timothy Egan
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Electronic book
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
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
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544272477
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C3968AB7-88E4-4C31-A36E-156D1A283647
System control number
  • (OCoLC)940518838
  • (TLC)erc0000412727
Label
The immortal Irishman : the Irish revolutionary who became an American hero, Timothy Egan
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544272477
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C3968AB7-88E4-4C31-A36E-156D1A283647
System control number
  • (OCoLC)940518838
  • (TLC)erc0000412727

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