The Life And Struggles Of An Irish Boy In America An Autobiography by David S. Lawlor

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ISBN 101430472391
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Featuring original work from noted Irish-American personalities, including Pete Hamill, Mary Higgins Clark, Malachy McCourt, and Maeve Binchy, it paints a vivid picture of the Irish-American experience of the past years in selections whose themes are taken from the most important institutions of Irish life.4/5.

About the Author. Kerby Miller America's preeminent historian of Irish immigration, is the author of Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America.

He is the Middlebush Professor of History at the University of by: 4. The Irish in America was created, in part, as a companion to the PBS documentary series of the same name that was first aired in January Journalist Terry Golway's text provides a solid backbone to the book: she tells the usual story of Irish involvement in American politics and also sheds light on contributions that the Irish have made to American industry and by: 6.

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An Irish immigrant who turns his back on America after greed causes him to kill a man in the ring, Sean is seeking what he thinks is a peaceful paradise (including a romance with a spirited woman played by Maureen O’Hara) but is forced to confront comical versions of some of the harsher realities of rural Irish life.

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It examines their life, their struggles living in tenement houses in the ghettos to their successes in politics and their cultural heritage rediscovered.

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But what MacLaverty (whose earlier book Grace Notes was short-listed for the Booker Prize) brings to each of these eleven stories is an intense feel for Irish life and humanity.

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