The Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Of

The Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Of

by Colin Murphy

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The Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Of by Colin Murphy

Stories of adventure & acheivement Inventors, gold-diggers, military leaders, spies, rabble-rousers, soldiers, courtesans, ace pilots, detectives, athletes, and heroes. Irish people have left their mark on virtually every corner of the globe. This fascinating book tells the stories of the Irish who are justly celebrated in their adopted homelands, but virtually unknown in Ireland. William Melville from Kerry, the First Head of MI5, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty from Cork, who rescued 4,000 Jews and Allied Servicemen from the Nazis, James Hoban from Kilkenny who designed The White House, Jennie Hodgers from Louth who served three years in Union Army during the American Civil War, George McElroy from Dublin who became one of World war I's outstanding aerial aces, and many more

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ISBN-13: 9781847171634
Publisher: O'Brien Press, Limited, The
Publication date: 10/26/2009
Pages: 411
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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