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The Exile

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Thomas Francis Meagher -- " Meagher of the Sword" -- was already an Irish revolutionary legend when he arrived in New York in 1851. He studied law, married a wealthy New York woman, engaged in Tammany politics, and commanded the Irish Brigade at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville.

The war took its toll on Meagher's soul and spirit and by its end he was ruined fi
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Forge Books (first published December 1st 2003)
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May 15, 2009 Susan rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: History buffs
I love Wheeler's western history novels. He usually has such great character development. This one was a bit of a let down. I just skimmed a lot of it and skipped the detailed description of the Civil War.
One of those interesting half biography/half novel books.
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Richard S. (Shaw) Wheeler was born in Milwaukee in 1935 and grew up in nearby Wauwatosa.
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