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The Immortal Irishman : the Irish revolutionary who became an American hero / Timothy Egan.

Egan, Timothy, author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780544272880
  • ISBN: 0544272889
  • Physical Description: xv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-352) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Last Day, July 1, 1867 -- Part I: To be Irish in Ireland -- 1. Under the Bootheel -- 2. The Becoming -- 3. Poetry in Action -- 4. Pitchfork paddies -- 5. The meanest beggar in the world -- Part II: To be Irish in the Penal Colony -- 6. Island of the Damned -- 7. The Traitor of Tasmania -- 8. Flight -- Part III: To be Irish in America -- 9. Home and Away -- 10. Identity -- 11. The fever -- 12. War -- 13. First blood -- 14. The call, the fall -- 15. Summer of slaughter -- 16. Reasons to live and die -- 17. The green and the blues -- 18. A brigade no more -- 19. A second banishment -- 20. New Ireland -- 21. The remains of a life -- 22. River without end -- 23. Inquest for Ireland.
Summary, etc.: "From 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 dawn of the great Irish immigration to America. Meagher's rebirth in America included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade from New York in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War--Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg. Twice shot from his horse while leading charges, left for dead in the Virginia mud, Meagher's dream was that Irish-American troops, seasoned by war, would return to Ireland and liberate their homeland from British rule. The hero's last chapter, as territorial governor of Montana, was a romantic quest for a true home in the far frontier. His death has long been a mystery to which Egan brings haunting, colorful new evidence"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Meagher, Thomas Francis, 1823-1867.
Generals > United States > Biography.
United States. Army > Officers > Biography.
United States. Army of the Potomac. Irish Brigade.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Biography.
Heroes > United States > Biography.
Irish Americans > Biography.
Revolutionaries > Ireland > Biography.
Prisoners > Australia > Tasmania > Biography.
Governors > Montana > Biography.
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877).
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century.
HISTORY / Europe / Ireland.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY).
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers.
HISTORY / Australia & New Zealand.
Genre: Biographies.

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