Shanty Irish

Author: Jim Tully
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 9781434415271
Size: 13,29 MB
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Jim Tully (1886-1947) was a vagabond, pugilist, and an American writer known as the most-hated man in Hollywood for his free-lance, an often unflattering, writings about celebrities. The New York World said "with its tales of brawls and battles, of drinking contests in the good old days in Ohio, Shanty Irish has all the imagery, the realism, the virile characterization of Beggars of Life."

Flim Flam Man

Author: Jennifer Vogel
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743217071
Size: 17,29 MB
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Traces the six-month period in which the author's father, a charismatic philanderer and counterfeiter, was on the run from the police, a time during which the author evaluated her tumultuous childhood, considered her future as the offspring of a criminal, and wondered if her father was alive. 25,000 first printing.

Confessions Of A Shanty Irishman

Author: Michael Corrigan
Editor: Publishamerica Incorporated
Size: 12,20 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Confessions of a Shanty Irishman is a memoir of an Irish family, but it is also a portrait of American life. It includes some of the icons of film and music, Brando and Presley.

Focus Irish Traditional Music

Author: Sean Williams
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 100005019X
Size: 11,83 MB
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Focus: Irish Traditional Music, Second Edition introduces the instrumental and vocal musics of Ireland, its diaspora in North America, and its Celtic neighbors while exploring the essential values underlying these rich musical cultures and placing them in broader historical and social context. With both the undergraduate and graduate student in mind, the text weaves together past and present, bringing together important ideas about Irish music from a variety of sources and presenting them, in three parts, within interdisciplinary lenses of history, film, politics, poetry, and art: I. Irish Music in Place and Time provides an overview of the island’s musical history and its relationship to current performance practice. II. Music Traditions Abroad and at Home contrasts the instrumental and vocal musics of the "Celtic Nations" (Scotland, Wales, Brittany, etc.) and the United States with those of Ireland. III. Focusing In: Vocal Music in Irish-Gaelic and English identifies the great songs of Ireland’s two main languages and explores the globalization of Irish music. New to this edition are discussions of those contemporary issues reflective of Ireland’s dramatic political and cultural shifts in the decade since first publication, issues concerning equity and inclusion, white nationalism, the Irish Traveller community, hip hop and punk, and more. Pedagogical features—such as discussion questions, a glossary, a timeline of key dates, and expanded references, as well as an online soundtrack—ensure that readers of Focus: Irish Traditional Music, Second Edition will be able to grasp Ireland's important social and cultural contexts and apply that understanding to traditional and contemporary vocal and instrumental music today.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Irish History And Culture

Author: Sonja Massie
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101198656
Size: 19,73 MB
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that St. Patrick's Day is in March, JFK was our only Irish-Catholic President, and the IRA isn't necessarily a tax-deferred account. But when it comes to knowing about the history and culture of Ireland, you feel as Irish as a box of stale Lucky Charms. Don't give up on the luck of the Irish just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture' is here to help you learn all about the Emerald Isle, from the Celts to the present day. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Fascinating details on Celtic culture. -Blow-by-blow accounts of Ireland's struggle for freedom from British rule. -Exciting tales of great Irish heroes, like Brian Boru and Michael Collins. -Rich cultural traditions, from wedding to wakes. -Concise profiles of Irish icons in politics and the arts, from Daniel O'Connell to Oscar Wilde.

Irish Immigrants

Author: Timothy J. Paulson
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438103581
Size: 20,87 MB
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The United States is truly a nation of immigrants, or as the poet Walt Whitman once said, a nation of nations. Spanning the time from when the Europeans first came to the New World to the present day, the new Immigration to the United States set conveys the excitement of these stories to young people. Beginning with a brief preface to the set written by general editor Robert Asher that discusses some of the broad reasons why people came to the New World, both as explorers and settlers, each book's narrative highlights the themes, people, places, and events that were important to each immigrant group. In an engaging, informative manner, each volume describes what members of a particular group found when they arrived in the United States as well as where they settled. Historical information and background on the various communities present life as it was lived at the time they arrived. The books then trace the group's history and current status in the United States. Each volume includes photographs and illustrations such as passports and other artifacts of immigration, as well as quotes from original source materials. Box features highlight special topics or people, and each book is rounded out with a glossary, timeline, further reading list, and index.

Ireland S Most Wanted

Author: Brian Thomsen
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597974420
Size: 14,94 MB
Format: PDF
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Faith and begorrah, OCytis a grand book, it is!"

Watertown Remembered

Author: Ken Riedl
Editor: Ken Riedl
Size: 20,41 MB
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Watertown Remembered Part of the Hometown Series of Publications of the Watertown Historical Society, Ken Riedl editor. Reformatted and republished in 2010 in eBook format CONTENTS: I The River II The Trees III The Indians IV The Settlers (Yankees, Irish, Welsh, Bohemians, French) V The Settlers (Germans) VI The Story of Education in Watertown VII Colorful Characters VIII A House, a “House Divided,” and Watertown’s “Finest” IX Music and Musicians, Books, Clubs and Newspapers X Industries, Crafts, Services XI Let Us Now Praise Famous Men; Bibliography In the year 1976, the nation's bicentennial year and the 140th year of Watertown's first settlement, an authentic history of Watertown, Wisconsin was published. Watertown Remembered is a rich composite of factual history seasoned with a charming array of anecdote and folklore. The capable blender and author of all this is E. C. Kiessling. Dr. Kiessling is a native son of Jefferson County and a long-time director of the Watertown Historical Society. He was a professor of history and English at Northwestern College for 46 years, and continues as a book reviewer for the Milwaukee Journal. Perhaps every community would like to boast of its heritage as worthy of written record, but from its river, which had somehow “overlooked something precious," through the amazing 48ers and others who came here by the thousands to make it the second biggest city in the state and the unforgettable characters who enlivened its past, to the solid, traditional town it is today, E. C. Kiessling has given us an especially vivid and indelible recollection for all to remember Watertown. Local history, Watertown, WI, Dodge County and Jefferson County.

Irish Crystal

Author: Andrew M. Greeley
Editor: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429918060
Size: 13,90 MB
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"There's evil people around, Dermot love. . . . I knew about them even before me dream. Really evil people. Won't we have to fight them!" This latest tale of Nuala Anne McGrail, the engagingly fey heroine of such irresistible books as Irish Cream and Irish Lace, begins with a foreboding dream of some terrible impending evil. Dermot Michael Coyne, Nuala's adoring husband and spear-carrier, knows better than to ignore his wife's second sight, but from whence does this nameless peril originate? From the Homeland Security goons determined to deport the Irish-born Nuala on the basis of nothing more than vague suspicions and accusations? From the spiteful neighbors campaigning against their family's beloved Irish wolfhounds? Or from the tangled dealings of the Currans, a prosperous clan of Irish-American aristocrats, with whom Nuala and Dermot have recently become acquainted? The true danger becomes shockingly apparent when a catastrophic car-bombing rocks the Chicago riverfront. Uncovering the twisted minds behind the bombing is not easy; Dermot and Nuala soon find themselves enmeshed in a complicated tapestry of lies and secrets. Nuala's preternatural instincts also lead her to a forgotten manuscript revealing the treachery and deceit behind a tragic chapter in Irish history: the saga of bold Robert Emmet and the failed uprisings of 1798 and 1803. Between the past and the present, our heroine and her devoted spouse have more than enough mysteries to contend with, but the two of them are bound to make the truth just as clear as . . . Irish Crystal. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dictionary Of American Regional English P Sk

Author: Frederic Gomes Cassidy
Editor: Belknap Press
ISBN: 9780674008847
Size: 20,67 MB
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A compendium of words, phrases, and local meanings has been culled from years of research, using thousands of interviews with representative American communities