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Footprints Across America

Author : Michael McMonagle
ISBN : 9781909895287
Genre : Travel
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Inspired by the adventures of a hardy nineteenth-century Irish emigrant to America, Micí Mac Gabhann, who detailed his exploits in the Irish language book Rotha Mór an tSaoil, Michael McMonagle undertakes an epic journey to retrace his steps. Following his journey from New York to the Klondike Gold Rush, he traverses the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains of Montana, and the vast Alaskan wilderness. As he compares the America that Micí encountered in the late nineteenth century with that of the twenty-first century, the author provides a unique perspective on a very different America. Footprints Across America weaves the two journeys together and highlights the strong links between both eras. We are brought to historic places like Butte and Dawson City, mining ghost towns, Native American reservations, ranch houses and isolated Alaskan villages. We are dragged up mountains and down rivers. In these out-of-the-way places, the voices of cowboys, shamans, exotic dancers, soldiers, chancers, miners and Native Americans emerge to paint an insightful picture of life in America today, while the author also paints a compelling picture of the life of an immigrant caught up in the excitement of the Gold Rush.
Category: Travel

Journey To The Far West

Author : Steven Sears
ISBN : 9781483588025
Genre : Fiction
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This is a journey book that spans from Ireland to the Far West in the United States. The Far West is tribal territory west of the the Mississippi. The main characters Eagle Hand, Git and Jack travel by foot and canoe though the eastern United States buying rifles along the way. They live off the land and sleep under the stars. They stay at a Pawnee village as guests of the war chief.They go on a Pawnee buffalo hunt. Jack takes the first steamship up the Missouri to Fort Union a trading fort on the Missouri. Eagle Hand and Git travel with a mule train to the trapper rendezvous in Pierre's Hole. They fight in the battle of Pierre's Hole. Eagle Hand and Git travel through dangerous tribal territory to reach the Mandan village where they will stay for the next book called Evening of the Mandan.
Category: Fiction

Ruth S Journey

Author : Donald McCaig
ISBN : 9781451643558
Genre : Fiction
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“Exquisitely imagined, deeply researched . . . brings to the foreground the most enigmatic and fascinating figure in Gone with the Wind. This is a brave work of literary empathy by a writer at the height of his powers, who demonstrates a magisterial understanding of the period, its clashing cultures, and its heartbreaking crises. ” —Geraldine Brooks, author of March The only authorized prequel to Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind—the unforgettable story of Mammy. On a Caribbean island consumed by the flames of revolution, an infant girl falls under the care of two French émigrés, Henri and Solange Fournier, who take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah. What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth’s life as shaped first by her strong-willed mistress, and then by Solange’s daughter Ellen and Gerald O’Hara, the rough Irishman Ellen chooses to marry; the Butler family of Charleston and their unexpected connection to Mammy Ruth; and finally Scarlett O’Hara—the irrepressible Southern belle Mammy raises from birth. As we witness the lives of three generations of women, gifted storyteller Donald McCaig reveals a nuanced portrait of Mammy, at once a proud woman and a captive, a strict disciplinarian who has never experienced freedom herself. Through it all, Mammy endures, a rock in the river of time. Set against the backdrop of the South from the 1820s until the dawn of the Civil War, here is a remarkable story of fortitude, heartbreak, and indomitable will—and a tale that will forever illuminate your reading of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.
Category: Fiction

Journey To Spirit Valley

Author : Bob Ryan
ISBN : 9781434347336
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A chance meeting with legendary Mountain Man, Jim Bridger at age 14 changed Jeffery's life. At age 16, he ran away from home to escape his drunken abusive father and fulfill a dream to become a Mountain Man. He was ill prepared for this life and would have died if not for Crow Medicine, a Shoshone his age who became his best, and only, friend. Young Fergus Kilcooley lost his mother and father in a Comanche a raid on the family homestead on the Brazos in Texas. His 16-year-old sister, Blair, was taken prisoner prompting the angry Irishman to set out to find her, bring her home, and kill as many Indians as possible in the process. Destiny brought them all together and Sprit valley became the perfect place to cure the hate in Fergus, the shame of Blair, and the loneliness in Jeffery.

Pubs Of Ireland West Cork

Author : M. D. Healy
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A virtual West Cork pub crawl, and no hangover! The Pubs of Ireland West Cork eBook is a "coffee table" style photo book containing color photos of beautiful authentic traditional Irish pubs in West Cork, Ireland, great for viewing on all tablet reader devices. All brand new West Cork Irish pub photos and top Irish family name West Cork pubs inside! The photo book contains over 40 different West Cork pub photos and includes a witty Foreword, The Irish Pub, by Irish author, musician, entertainer, and Irish TV personality, Shay Healy. May you be blessed with an opportunity to travel to Ireland to visit some of these fine Irish public houses and experience the unique ambience and pleasures that each pub offers. Five percent of the book sales' royalties support selected Irish youth programs in Ireland.

Life S Journey Of An Immigrant

Author : Charles D. Chambers
ISBN : 1449098908
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As an immigrant and a newcomer to the United States, he started as an inspector in a plant run by the Ford Motor Company in the Chicago area manufacturing jet engines during the Korean war. He eventually became a citizen and continued in industry until he retired in 1985 as Vice President of a company based in Bridgeport Connecticut. It could only happen in America.
Category: Biography & Autobiography