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Daughter Of Derry

Author : Margie Bernard
ISBN : 1440120005
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When seeking attention to overlooked injustices, you must do something bold. Or just sit down. Brigid Sheils Makowski chose to sit, and it worked. In 1970, her week-long sit-in with her five children at the British Consulate in Philadelphia ended media silence about British Army killing unarmed civilians in Belfast. That political protest is one of many recounted by this Bogside-born Derry woman whose father fought in the original IRA against British colonization and its partition of Ireland. At eighteen, she went to Philadelphia to marry Polish-American Leo Makowski. She recounts adjustment to his family, his country, and her increased politicization during Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s movement to abolish segregation. Brigid participated in the 1968 Derry Civil Rights March catalyst for renewed efforts to achieve a united Ireland rigorously resisted by both British and Irish governments. A year later, she persuaded Leo to move to Shannon where she served twenty-five-years as an elected Town Commissioner. A founder of the Irish Republican Socialist Party, her resignation when new leadership changed political objectives resulted in death threats. This remarkable woman's story is for those seeking to unravel past and present complexities of Irish politics.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Scots Breed And Susquehanna

Author : Hubertis M. Cummings
ISBN : 9780822975588
Genre : History
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Hubertis M. Cummings vividly relates the tale of the sturdy and indomitable Scotch-Irish settlers in Pennsylvania. Hardened from their ancient battles against tyranny and injustice in their native “bonnie Scotland,” they struggled to establish a new home in America along and beyond the Susquehanna River. Their passionate love of freedom and will to survive helped them make a life for themselves in a hostile frontier. Their deep faith and spirit would thrive in this region, as they helped to forge the identity and destiny a young nation.
Category: History

Song Of Silver Lake Vol 2

Author : Rod Mills
ISBN : 9781483672427
Genre : Fiction
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Synopsis Song of Silver Lake, vol. 2, book 2 Fiddle Girl Demonstrating a giftedness in violin, Grace discussed with her Harvard educated friend, blind Derry London, the feasibility of attending an elite institution like Julliard School of Music in New York. Derry promised to make a few phone calls, which put her in contact with Mr. Carlton Astor, founder of Astor Plastics in Seattle, also a member of the Julliard board of regents. To Derry's surprise, Mr. Astor seemed more interested in the blind woman's 7 year old niece, Ruth, than he was in Grace, the prospective Julliard student. He even insisted on flying to Silver Lake in his private aircraft to take Derry and Ruth to dinner. What could possibly be Carlton Astor's interest in little Ruth? While Derry researched Julliard School of Music, Grace was invited to tour with the McCoy family, a local amateur bluegrass group. The Real McCoy's annually closed up their Silver Lake mechanics shop to make a month long circuit to county fairs across several states. Grace, first chair in her high school orchestra, but a novice to the Bluegrass fiddle, was shocked when Pop McCoy entered her in the Lexington, Kentucky Bluegrass competition. Loyalties between the fiddle girl and The Real McCoy's were tested as bizarre events unfolded during this month long trip.
Category: Fiction

Engineering Communism

Author : Steven T. Usdin
ISBN : 0300127952
Genre : History
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Engineering Communism is the fascinating story of Joel Barr and Alfred Sarant, dedicated Communists and members of the Rosenberg spy ring, who stole information from the United States during World War II that proved crucial to building the first advanced weapons systems in the USSR. On the brink of arrest, they escaped with KGB’s help and eluded American intelligence for decades. Drawing on extensive interviews with Barr and new archival evidence, Steve Usdin explains why Barr and Sarant became spies, how they obtained military secrets, and how FBI blunders led to their escape. He chronicles their pioneering role in the Soviet computer industry, including their success in convincing Nikita Khrushchev to build a secret Silicon Valley. The book is rich with details of Barr’s and Sarant’s intriguing andexciting personal lives, their families, as well as their integration into Russian society. Engineering Communism follows the two spies through Sarant’s death and Barr’s unbelievable return to the United States.
Category: History

Lady Valiant

Author : Suzanne Robinson
ISBN : 9780307791177
Genre : Fiction
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Determined to pay back Mary Queen of Scots for her kindness, Thea Hunt journeys to Scotland to warn the queen not to enter into a treacherous marriage but finds herself chased down by a golden-haired highwayman.
Category: Fiction

The Shadow Child

Author : Judith Lennox
ISBN : 9781472224095
Genre : Fiction
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July 1914, the eve of the First World War, and fourteen-year-old Alix Gregory is holidaying in France with the wealthy Lanchbury family. She is looking after two-year-old Charlie Lanchbury when he disappears during a family picnic and is never seen again. Once a happy, carefree girl, Alix is blamed for the tragedy and cannot escape from the resulting disintegration of the family. The war ends and Alix tries to pick up the threads of her life. Through her marriage and the birth of her son, Rory, she finds happiness, and through her meeting with the brothers Derry and Jonathan Fox, she finds love. Yet, living in her ancient and beautiful home, Owlscote, she is haunted by the loss of her baby cousin. As the years pass, and as the world descends into the horrors of war once more, the question remains: will Charlie Lanchbury ever be found?
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