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Not From The Wind

Not From The Wind

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by Colman Rushe
     
 

Have you ever wondered about the ordinary lives of your Irish ancestors - these people who did not shape written history but who shaped you? How did the tenant-farmers, labourers, fishermen and others survive to raise their families while coping with poverty, famine, war and oppression as well as personal tragedy? When tracing the histories of his own and his wife&

Overview

Have you ever wondered about the ordinary lives of your Irish ancestors - these people who did not shape written history but who shaped you? How did the tenant-farmers, labourers, fishermen and others survive to raise their families while coping with poverty, famine, war and oppression as well as personal tragedy? When tracing the histories of his own and his wife's families, the author encounters men and women who persevered and others who suffered tragedy. Some would remain in Ireland while others would be scattered around the world by emigration and go on to build new lives and families abroad. This very readable book also outlines the early history of the Irish people and gives a flavour of the their daily lives. We encounter some stories of great tragedy, poverty and hardship but also uplifting tales of perseverance, courage, survival and triumph of spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045698009
Publisher:
Colman Rushe
Publication date:
02/14/2014
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
983,143
File size:
184 KB

Meet the Author

Born in 1950, Colman Rushe grew up in the west of Ireland where he was encouraged to read voraciously by his parents. Having spent his working life in Ireland, he took early retirement from a career in banking and moved with his wife to live on the south coast of Spain. He spends his time writing, reading, walking, playing music, researching family history and eating tapas with his wife. He caught the writing bug when compiling a family history and then attended a creative writing course at the Irish Writers' Centre in Dublin. He has since written two novels and is now researching a non-fiction work.

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Not From The Wind 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
True historical account of author's family tree research. Not what I expected. AD