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How the Irish Won the West
     

How the Irish Won the West

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by Myles Dungan
 

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Here is the full story of the Irish immigrants and their decedents whose hard work helped make the West what it is today. Learn about the Irish members of the Donner party, forced to consume human flesh to survive the winter; mountain men like Thomas Fitzpatrick, who discovered the South Pass through the Rockies; Ellen “Nellie” Cashman, who ran boarding

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Here is the full story of the Irish immigrants and their decedents whose hard work helped make the West what it is today. Learn about the Irish members of the Donner party, forced to consume human flesh to survive the winter; mountain men like Thomas Fitzpatrick, who discovered the South Pass through the Rockies; Ellen “Nellie” Cashman, who ran boarding houses and bought and sold claims in Alaska, Arizona, and Nevada; and Maggie Hall, who became known as the “whore with a heart of gold.” A fascinating and entertaining look at the history of the American West, this book will surprise many and make every Irish American proud.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848405127
Publisher:
DUFOUR
Publication date:
09/06/2016
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
416

Meet the Author

Myles Dungan is a radio broadcaster and the author of several books, including The Stealing of the Irish Crown Jewels and How the Irish Won the West. He lives in Ireland.

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How the Irish Won the West 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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