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Title:
May the road rise to meet you : everything you need to know about Irish American history
Author:
Padden, Michael.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Plume, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xvii, 332 pages : map, genealogical table ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780452278530
Format :
Book

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Central Library E184.I6 P34 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

When one speaks of "the Irish" in America, many images come to mind -- beautiful music and stirring legends passed down through the ages, a sense of humor that never fails to bring a laugh, and a stubborn tenacity combined with a legendary passion for life which has spawned the phrases "the fighting Irish" and "getting your Irish up". But where did these ideas originate, and what is the true history behind the stereotypes?

In a lively, accessible question-and-answer format, "May the Road Rise to Meet You" covers everything from the Irishman who discovered America (no, Christopher Columbus was not Irish) to contemporary Irish-Americans making their mark in the world. Readers will get a fascinating portrait of the entire Irish-American experience, covering history, politics, the arts, sports, religion, and much more! A perfect book for sons and daughters of the auld sod.


Author Notes

Robert Sullivan made the 2015 Aotearoa Maori book awards finalists in the Creative Writing category with his title Puna Wai Korero, which he co-authored Reina Whaitiri.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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