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The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan
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it was amazing
bookshelves: nonfiction

This story gives insight into the plight of displaced and migrant people-no matter their country of origin. It is a relevant read in our current political climate.

Although both well written and researched, the story is emotionally taxing. The book contains graphic descriptions of the Irish people unnecessarily starving under English rule during the potato famine, the inhumane treatment of British political prisoners in Tasmania, and the desperate conditions endured by soldiers of the American Civil War.

However, if you have the stomach for it, you WILL learn more about the history of the Irish people in America

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Reading Progress

October 7, 2019 – Started Reading
October 7, 2019 – Shelved
October 7, 2019 – Shelved as: nonfiction
October 31, 2019 – Finished Reading

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