Timothy Egan’s The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero  Summary

Timothy Egan’s The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero Summary


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This is a Summary of Timothy Egan’s The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American HeroFrom the National Book Award–winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America.The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York — the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the ...

The Immortal Irishman
Score: 4.5
From 104 Ratings

The Immortal Irishman


  • Author: Timothy Egan
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: United States
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"An old-fashioned tale of tall talk, high ideals,and irresistible appeal . . . You will not read a historical thriller like this all year . . . [Egan] is a master storyteller." —Boston Globe “Egan has a gift for sweeping narrative . . . and he has a journalist’s eye for the telltale detail . . . This is masterly work.” — New York Times Book Review   In this exciting and illuminating work, National Book Award winner Timothy Egan delivers a story, both rollicking and haunting, of one of the most famous Irish Americans of all time. 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...

The Immortal Irishman
Score: 4.5
From 19 Ratings

The Immortal Irishman


  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544272477


The Immortal Irishman Book Description :

"An old-fashioned tale of tall talk, high ideals,and irresistible appeal . . . You will not read a historical thriller like this all year . . . [Egan] is a master storyteller." —Boston Globe “Egan has a gift for sweeping narrative . . . and he has a journalist’s eye for the telltale detail . . . This is masterly work.” — New York Times Book Review In this exciting and illuminating work, National Book Award winner Timothy Egan delivers a story, both rollicking and haunting, of one of the most famous Irish Americans of all time. 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 w...

The Immortal Irishman

The Immortal Irishman


  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0544272889


The Immortal Irishman Book Description :

The epic story of an Irish rebel turned American hero who shaped history on a global scale, including as a fighter for slaves' freedom in all the iconic battles of the American Civil War...

A Pilgrimage to Eternity
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

A Pilgrimage to Eternity


  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735225244


A Pilgrimage to Eternity Book Description :

From "the world's greatest tour guide," a deeply-researched, captivating journey through the rich history of Christianity and the winding paths of the French and Italian countryside that will feed mind, body, and soul (New York Times). "What a wondrous work! This beautifully written and totally clear-eyed account of his pilgrimage will have you wondering whether we should all embark on such a journey, either of the body, the soul or, as in Egan's case, both." --Cokie Roberts "Egan draws us in, making us feel frozen in the snow-covered Alps, joyful in valleys of trees with low-hanging fruit, skeptical of the relics of embalmed saints and hopeful for the healing of his encrusted toes, so worn and weathered from their walk."--The Washington Post Moved b...

The Worst Hard Time
Score: 4
From 145 Ratings

The Worst Hard Time


  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2006-09-01
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0547347774


The Worst Hard Time Book Description :

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 Tim...

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher


  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012-10-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547840604


Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher Book Description :

“A vivid exploration of one man's lifelong obsession with an idea . . . Egan’s spirited biography might just bring [Curtis] the recognition that eluded him in life.” — Washington Post Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But when he was thirty-two years old, in 1900, he gave it all up to pursue his Great Idea: to capture on film the continent’s original inhabitants before the old ways disappeared. Curtis spent the next three decades documenting the stories and rituals of more than eighty North American tribes. It took tremendous perseverance — ten years...

The Irish General

The Irish General


  • Author : Paul R. Wylie
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2011-12-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806184005


The Irish General Book Description :

Irish patriot, Civil War general, frontier governor—Thomas Francis Meagher played key roles in three major historical arenas. Today he is hailed as a hero by some, condemned as a drunkard by others. Paul R. Wylie now offers a definitive biography of this nineteenth-century figure who has long remained an enigma. The Irish General first recalls Meagher’s life from his boyhood and leadership of Young Ireland in the revolution of 1848, to his exile in Tasmania and escape to New York, where he found fame as an orator and as editor of the Irish News. He served in the Civil War—viewing the Union Army as training for a future Irish revolutionary force—and rose to the rank of brigadier general leading the famous Irish Brigade. Wylie traces Meagher’...

Thomas Francis Meagher and the Irish Brigade in the Civil War

Thomas Francis Meagher and the Irish Brigade in the Civil War


  • Author : Daniel M. Callaghan
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2012-11-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476603254


Thomas Francis Meagher and the Irish Brigade in the Civil War Book Description :

When President Lincoln issued his 1861 call to arms, the 63rd, 69th and 88th New York Volunteers were among the first to step forward. Comprised primarily of first and second generation Irish immigrants, these three regiments were later joined by the 28th Massachusetts and the 116th Pennsylvania. Suffering heavy casualties, this Irish Brigade, commanded by Thomas Francis Meagher, was one of the most famous fighting groups of the Civil War. This work provides a balanced, historically factual picture of the Irish Brigade and its commander, focusing on their role in the Seven Days’ battles and at Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Primary sources range from veterans’ memoirs published just after the war to letters and memoirs published...

The Big Burn
Score: 4
From 50 Ratings

The Big Burn


  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2009-10-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0547416865


The Big Burn Book Description :

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...

Inside the GPO 1916

Inside the GPO 1916


  • Author : Joe Good
  • Publisher : The O'Brien Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847177490


Inside the GPO 1916 Book Description :

A first-hand account of the 1916 Rising and its aftermath brings alive the historic events that ushered in the beginnings of an independent Irish state. A Londoner and a member of the Irish Volunteers, Joe Good guarded the approach across O'Connell Bridge as the rebels took the centre of Dublin. He joined the garrison in the GPO, and describes at first hand the events of insurrection: the confusion, the heroism, and the tragedy of Easter Week. After the Rising, Joe Good worked as an organiser for the Volunteers. He was a close associate of Michael Collins and his portrait of Collins provides fresh insight into his character, his competitiveness, and how he related to his men. In 1918 Good was one of a handpicked team sent to London to assassinate mem...

The Greatest Brigade
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Greatest Brigade


  • Author : Thomas J. Craughwell
  • Publisher : Fair Winds Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610580632


The Greatest Brigade Book Description :

"The Greatest Brigade is an exciting journey through the major battles of the Civil War alongside the members of the famed Irish Brigade. Well researched, compellingly written, filled with fascinating illustrations, and with a story that holds the reader with a 'bulldog grip,' Thomas Craughwell has written a regimental history that deserves to be on every Civil War lover’s bookshelf."—Jason Emerson, author of The Madness of Mary Lincoln and Lincoln the Inventor Faugh a Ballagh! Clear the Way! This is the story of a band of heroes that covered the Yankee retreat at Bull Run, drove the Confederates from the Sunken Road at Antietam, and made charge after charge up Marye's Heights at Fredericksburg. The gallantry of the Irish Brigade won them the adm...