Irish Seattle

Author: John F. Keane
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738548784
Size: 59.58 MB
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Irish Seattle. The Puget Sound area has been greatly influenced by the Irish, and while many of the names and events are familiar, until now, their Irish connections were rarely acknowledged. Judge Thomas Burke, "The Man who Built Seattle," had Irish parents. So did Washington's second governor, John Harte McGraw. John Collins, who left Ireland at the tender age of 10 to seek his fame and fortune, became Seattle's fourth mayor. "The Mercer Girls" included Irish women who came west to Seattle. This fascinating retrospective pays tribute to the first- and second-generation Irish who lived in the Puget Sound region over the past 150 years and who contributed to Seattle's growth. In more than 200 photographs and illustrations, this book chronicles the contributions of the Irish to an area whose landscape and climate reminded them of home.

The Immortal Irishman

Author: Timothy Egan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544272471
Size: 49.13 MB
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The Immortal Irishman. "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 was “back from the dead” and in New York, instantly the most famous Irishman in America. Meagher’s rebirth included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. Afterward, he tried to build a new Ireland in the wild west of Montana—a quixotic adventure that ended in the great mystery of his disappearance, which Egan resolves convincingly at last. “This is marvelous stuff. Thomas F. Meagher strides onto Egan's beautifully wrought pages just as he lived—powerfully larger than life. A fascinating account of an extraordinary life.” — Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat “Thomas Meagher’s is an irresistible story, irresistibly retold by the virtuosic Timothy Egan . . . A gripping, novelistic page-turner.” — Wall Street Journal

Insiders Guide To Seattle

Author: Shelley Seale
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762767316
Size: 19.56 MB
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Insiders Guide To Seattle. A first edition, Insiders' Guide to Seattle is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this thriving city in the Pacific Northwest. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Seattle and its surrounding environs.

The Irish Question

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The Irish Question.

Seattle Con Pianta Ediz Inglese

Author: Becky Ohlsen
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1740598342
Size: 47.81 MB
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Seattle Con Pianta Ediz Inglese. SUPERANNO The only guide to Seattle that covers Seattle's hip Georgetown neighborhood. Also includes an Insightful Excursions chapter that covers the San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula, Snoqualmie Valley, and Mt. Rainier National Park.

Obama S Irish Roots

Author: Gabriel Murray
Publisher: Youcanprint
ISBN: 8867517228
Size: 19.96 MB
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Obama S Irish Roots. When Irish author and filmamaker, Gabriel Murray, found the lost family tomb of Bishop John Kearney, President Obama’s great-uncle, in an ancient Cathedral in Ireland in March 2009, he set off an international media frenzy. The discovery was likened to the plot of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code in the international press and the hundreds of sites, which appeared on Google covering the find. Anne Dunham, Obama’s mother, was the grand daughter of Mary Ann Kearney who was a direct descendant of the Bishop in the Kilkenny tomb. This widened the search for Obama’s Irish roots, which originated in Shinrone, Moneygall in Ofally and Cashel in Tipparary. They went even further back to the ancient Kingdom of Thomond where Obama’s roots had had links to the High Kings of Ireland, martyrs and biblical scholars.

Lovers And Other Strangers Series Boxed Set Seattle

Author: LC Giroux
Publisher: L.C. Giroux
ISBN:
Size: 42.72 MB
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Lovers And Other Strangers Series Boxed Set Seattle. Psst… I’ve got a secret and I want to share it. If you join my reader’s group I’ll send you Pay Back, the second book in my Lovers and Other Strangers series, and the Lovers and Other Strangers series: The Short Stories free. To sign up all you have to do is go to my website! You can find all of my books listed there along with longer excerpts. Hope to see you soon! Two CEOs and a Superhero. That is what this boxed set contains along with some women strong enough to take them on and give them a run for their money. There is a bonus CEO in the short story, Cupid Must Be Irish. I like men. I especially like men that are strong enough to admit they are wrong, occasionally - hey they’re still men, were you expecting miracles? If this is the first Lovers and Other Strangers set you are reading, Welcome! May I suggest picking up the previous boxed sets, Boston Stories and Salvation N.M. You can enjoy these stories regardless but getting the other stories, it feels like a big family reunion. Oh, The superhero’s day job is as a Vice-Principal, don’t be fooled.