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The Immortal Irishman

By Timothy Egan
  • ISBN Code: : 0544272471
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : History
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In the New York Times bestseller The Immortal Irishman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Timothy Egan illuminates the dawn of the great Irish American story, with all its twists and triumphs, through the life of one heroic man. 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. Meagher’s 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 Montana — a 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 lived — powerfully larger than life. A fascinating account of an extraordinary life.”—Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Facing the Mountain

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The twelve chapters in Phases of Irish History were delivered as lectures before public audiences in Dublin. These chapters make no pretense of forming an entire course of Irish history for any period. Their objective was to update and augment. These chapters presume the reader's acquaintance with some general presentation of Irish history. The author of this work Eoin MacNeill (1867 –1945), was an Irish scholar, Irish language enthusiast, Gaelic revivalist, nationalist, and politician. A key figure of the Gaelic revival, MacNeill was a co-founder of the Gaelic League to preserve the Irish language and culture. He has been described as "the father of the modern study of early Irish medieval history". Content includes: The Ancient Irish a Celtic People The Celtic Colonisation of Ireland and Britain The Pre-Celtic Inhabitants of Ireland The Five Fifths of Ireland Greek and Latin Writers on Pre-Christian Ireland Introduction of Christianity and Letters The Irish Kingdom in Scotland Ireland's Golden Age The Struggle with the Norsemen Medieval Irish Institutions The Norman Conquest The Irish Rally

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  • Total of Pages : 288
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By E. P. Thompson
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141934891
  • Total of Pages : 960
  • Category : History
  • Members : 884
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A book that revolutionised our understanding of English social history. E. P. Thompson shows how the English working class emerged through the degradations of the industrial revolution to create a culture and political consciousness of enormous vitality.

The Winemaker's Daughter

By Timothy Egan
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307429636
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 667
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Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times national correspondent Timothy Egan turns to fiction with The Winemaker's Daughter, a lyrical and gripping novel about the harsh realities and ecological challenges of turning water into wine. When Brunella Cartolano visits her father on the family vineyard in the basin of the Cascade Mountains, she's shocked by the devastation caused by a four-year drought. Passionate about the Pacific Northwest ecology, Brunella, a cultural impact analyst, is embroiled in a battle to save the Seattle waterfront from redevelopment and to preserve a fisherman's livelihood. But when a tragedy among fire-jumpers results from a failure of the water supply–her brother Niccolo is among those lost--Brunella finds herself with another mission: to find out who is sabotaging the area's water supply. Joining forces with a Native American Forest Ranger, she discovers deep rifts rooted in the region's complicated history, and tries to save her father's vineyard from drying up for good . . . even as violence and corruption erupt around her.

Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

By Martin Gardner
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486131629
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 944
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Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more.

The Yellow House

By Patricia Falvey
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  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Book Code : 9781599952673
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 304
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THE YELLOW HOUSE delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th Century. Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past. Determined to reclaim her ancestral home and reunite her family, Eileen begins working at the local mill, saving her money and holding fast to her dream. As war is declared on a local and global scale, Eileen cannot separate the politics from the very personal impact the conflict has had on her own life. She is soon torn between two men, each drawing her to one extreme. One is a charismatic and passionate political activist determined to win Irish independence from Great Britain at any cost, who appeals to her warrior's soul. The other is the wealthy and handsome black sheep of the pacifist family who owns the mill where she works, and whose persistent attention becomes impossible for her to ignore.

MarxÕs Ecology

By John Bellamy Foster
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 1583670114
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 871
  • Pdf File: marxÕs-ecology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Progress requires the conquest of nature. Or does it? This startling new account overturns conventional interpretations of Marx and in the process outlines a more rational approach to the current environmental crisis. Marx, it is often assumed, cared only about industrial growth and the development of economic forces. John Bellamy Foster examines Marx's neglected writings on capitalist agriculture and soil ecology, philosophical naturalism, and evolutionary theory. He shows that Marx, known as a powerful critic of capitalist society, was also deeply concerned with the changing human relationship to nature. Marx's Ecology covers many other thinkers, including Epicurus, Charles Darwin, Thomas Malthus, Ludwig Feuerbach, P. J. Proudhon, and William Paley. By reconstructing a materialist conception of nature and society, Marx's Ecology challenges the spiritualism prevalent in the modern Green movement, pointing toward a method that offers more lasting and sustainable solutions to the ecological crisis.

The Worst Hard Time

By Timothy Egan
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547347774
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Members : 751
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In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan’s National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows. The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. Brilliantly capturing the terrifying drama of catastrophe, he does equal justice to the human characters who become his heroes, “the stoic, long-suffering men and women whose lives he opens up with urgency and respect” (New York Times). In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, The Worst Hard Time is “arguably the best nonfiction book yet” (Austin Statesman Journal) on the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful reminder about the dangers of trifling with nature. This e-book includes a sample chapter of THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN.

Rethinking the Irish Diaspora

By Johanne Devlin Trew,Michael Pierse
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319407848
  • Total of Pages : 299
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 672
  • Pdf File: rethinking-the-irish-diaspora.pdf

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This book provides scholarly perspectives on a range of timely concerns in Irish diaspora studies. It offers a focal point for fresh interchanges and theoretical insights on questions of identity, Irishness, historiography and the academy’s role in all of these. In doing so, it chimes with the significant public debates on Irish and Irish emigrant identities that have emerged from Ireland’s The Gathering initiative (2013) and that continue to reverberate throughout the Decade of Centenaries (2012-2023) in Ireland, North and South. In ten chapters of new research on key areas of concern in this field, the book sustains a conversation centred on three core questions: what is diaspora in the Irish context and who does it include/exclude? What is the view of Ireland and Northern Ireland from the diaspora? How can new perspectives in the academy engage with a more rigorous and probing theorisation of these concerns? This thought-provoking work will appeal to students and scholars of history, geography, literature, sociology, tourism studies and Irish studies.

Irish Wisdom Preserved in Bible and Pyramids

By Conor MacDari
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1789128323
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : History
  • Members : 464
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The solution of the mystery of the pyramids of Egypt has been a problem which has not only puzzled mankind in general during the ages of the past, but which has as well mystified the minds of scholars and thinkers even to this our present day. In Irish Wisdom Preserved in Bible and Pyramids, which was first published in 1923, author Conor MacDari begins with the origin of the Great Pyramid and continues to explain the reasons for its existence, its message and significance. He then traces history from the time of the ancient Phoenicians through the Roman era, illustrating the part the Irish race took in these important times.

Killing Lincoln

By Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Book Code : 1429996870
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 846
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A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly The iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased. In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt. Featuring some of history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.

The Big Burn

By Timothy Egan
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547416865
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Members : 783
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National Book Award–winner Timothy Egan turns his historian's eye to the largest-ever forest fire in America and offers an epic, cautionary tale for our time. On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men to fight the fires, but no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Egan recreates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, and the larger story of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot, that follows is equally resonant. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by every citizen. Even as TR's national forests were smoldering they were saved: The heroism shown by his rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service in ways we can still witness today. This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.