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The Exile

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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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Nov 13, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: westerns
I see I am not the only one that was disappointed. I really have a problem with these type of novels, trying to discern how much is/was real and how much is pure fiction. I did learn a lot about the Irish but not quite enough about their hardships that caused them to migrate to the U.S. The Irish Brigade was new to me - hope that was true. The whole time in Montana was covered in just a few chapters and evidently General Meagher just disappeared ?
May 06, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  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.
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One of those interesting half biography/half novel books.
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There are other authors with this name. One writes Marine Corps history. Another, Civil War history. Another writes in the political sciences.

Richard S. (Shaw) Wheeler was born in Milwaukee in 1935 and grew up in nearby Wauwatosa.
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