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Thomas Francis Meagher: The Making of an Irish American

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Romantic Young Irelander, republican revolutionary, father of the Irish tricolour and political exile, Thomas Francis Meagher became a citizen of the United States and a leading ethnic spokesman in his adopted republic. The first commanding general of the famed Irish Brigade during the American Civil War and post-war de-facto governor of Montana Territory until his mysteri ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Irish Academic Press
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This really wasn't what I was expecting. With the cover picture and the location this book was shelved in library, I was expecting this to focus more on Meagher's experiences in the American Civil War. In reality this book focuses more on his role as an Irish revolutionary. ...more
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Hearne was born in Montreal, Canada, of Jamaican parents and attended Jamaica College in Kingston. After serving in the RAF during the Second World War, he read English and Philosophy at Edinburgh University. He trained as a teacher at London University and from 1950 to 1952 taught in a Jamaican school. He also worked as a journalist. He then travelled in Europe for some years (part of the time wi ...more

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