From the Nationwide E book Award-winning and best-selling creator Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the crucial fascinating and colourful Irishmen in Nineteenth-century America. The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is informed via the inconceivable life of 1 man. A dashing younger orator in the course of the Nice Famine of the 1840s, by which one million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed rebellion in opposition to British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian jail colony. He escaped and 6 months later was heralded within the streets of New York – the revolutionary hero, again from the useless, on the daybreak of the good Irish immigration to America. Meagher’s rebirth in America included his main the newly shaped Irish Brigade from New York in lots of the fiercest battles of the Civil Struggle – Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg. Twice shot from his horse whereas main fees, left for useless within the Virginia mud, Meagher’s dream was that Irish-American troops, seasoned by battle, would return to Eire and liberate their homeland from British rule. The hero’s final chapter, as territorial governor of Montana, was a romantic quest for a real house within the far frontier. His demise has lengthy been a thriller to which Egan brings haunting, colourful new proof.
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