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Irish Rebel: John Devoy and America's Fight for Ireland's Freedom

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In 1871, John Devoy, a young Irishman fighting for Irish independence, came to the United States in exile. Yet even while across the ocean, this Fenian greatly influenced Irish affairs. Terry Golway's assiduously researched biography of Devoy chronicles a lifetime of activism in which he garnered tremendous financial and moral support for the cause in Ireland. Devoy was in ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published February 15th 1988 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1988)
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Amy
Mar 06, 2008 Amy is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Am using this book for my research that I'd doing about my Great-Great Granduncle Jerome J. Collins who was the founder of the Clan na Gael in America. John Devoy later went on to lead the Clan na Gael while Jerome was still sought after for his advice on Clan activities and so forth.
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Oct 19, 2015 Barbara Warny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not what I'm used to reading, but great detailed history and characters.
Kathy  Petersen
To my surprise I'd not heard of this Irish rebel, yet he spent all his long life enlisting America on Ireland's behalf. Golway portrays his life with admiration but also reality.
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