Biography and Memoirs
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The life of this little evacuee couldn’t be more different from those other unlucky children his own age, who had been left behind in a state of dreamy delirium on the battered streets of London.” Buy e-Book Here
SynopsisBy SEAN BRENNAN
For 19 years, from 1946 to 1964, Thomas Brennan each year sewed matching Easter outfits for his wife and their 11 children. The family, who lived on the Near West Side and then Oak Park, became quite famous, receiving letters from around the world.
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A 1960s American folk music legend weaves stories of a
girlhood on “the singing streets” of Ireland, marriage in Scotland, and arrival in America buy the book!
What’s more enjoyable than hearing the tales of an Irishman with a pint of brew in one hand and a good book in the other?.
Edward Daly's memoirs, Mister, Are You a Priest?, offer a moving, first-person narrative of what it was like for a young man who aspired to the priesthood to grow up on the border of midcentury Northern Ireland. Buy the Book!
In We Have a Good Time...Don't We? Maeve Higgins, comedian and lady, smashes the brittle veneer on the creme brulee of life and hands around spoons, so we can all taste the delicious absurdity that lies beneath.Buy the Book!
SynopsisA fresh contemporary edition of one of the most dramatic accounts of the Irish War of Independence ever written. Buy the Book!
SynopsisThe untold story of Diarmuid Lynch, one of the key architects of the 1916 Rising and the last man to leave the GPO. Buy the Book!
Echoes In The Gangway: A Catholic Boy's Trek Through The Fifties Memories Of My Family And St. Leo Parish
The Fifties brought good times to Auburn Gresham on Chicago’s South Side. The thriving business district around 79th & Halsted pulsed with activity. Enter the Murphy family, eight strong and growing. Off go four kids to St. Leo Catholic grammar school, where the Sisters of Providence teach them Religion from the Baltimore Catechism. Buy the Book!
St. Patrick is perhaps the most venerated saint of the modern age, whose feast day is marked each year by massive celebrations across the world, from Dublin to New York and Sydney to Rio de Janeiro.
An in-depth biography of the world's first international celebrity business mogul: Sir Thomas Lipton, the founder of Lipton Tea and a self-made man, who revived the competition for the America's Cup.
Green Suede Shoes remembers three decades of a lost New York, and celebrates the music and song in which it now lives.
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Jim Corbett and I originally hail from Limerick City. I have recently written a book about my grandfather and his adventures during the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War, entitled Not while I have Ammo. During the Irish Civil War between the 15th and the 20th July 1922, the Republican-held Strand Barracks in Limerick, on what is now Clancy’s Strand, came under constant ferocious attacks from Free State troops.
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Though the home was dysfunctional and all the children suffered at the hands of their parents, Kenneth and Patrick were singled out for horrific abuse at the hands of their mother.
by Brian Igoe
He was born in Dublin in 1737, the son of an ironmonger. He was Secretary of the Dublin branch of the United Irishmen which with Wolfe Tone he helped found and whom he then went on to represent in America after they were outlawed in 1792. He played a central part in the mismanaged French ‘invasion’ at Kilala Bay in 1798. He was the lynchpin in the events which led to the Peace of Amiens between England and France in October, 1801. He was sentenced to death by the English, but never executed, a fact which may well havedenied him the martyrdom and fame which came to others like Wolfe Tone and Robert Emmett. He was a Brigadier General in the French Republican Army, and received both salary and pension as such until the day he died, August 24th.,1803, in Bordeaux. His name was Napper Tandy.