The Irish American Chronicle is the definitive illustrated book of the Irish American experience. Part of the acclaimed Legacy Chronicle series of books from Publications International, Ltd., the Irish American Chronicle presents the story of Irish influence in every aspect of American life. The 448-page book shares an in-depth account of how the Irish helped change America, shaping America s music, politics, literature, and slang.
The Irish American Chronicle begins with an absorbing history of Ireland and chronicles the Irish in America from the Revolutionary War to the present. Hundreds of Irish Americans are profiled, from presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan to automaker Henry T. Ford, activist Mother Jones, and writer Anna Quindlen. In words and pictures, the Irish American Chronicle relates the complete Irish American experience, including these topics:
The Irish Democratic Party s rise to power, beginning with the story of Honest John Kelly and Tammany Hall.
Irish American movie stars such as Buster Keaton, Maureen O Hara, James Cagney, and Grace Kelly.
The men of the Civil War s Irish Brigade and World War I s Fighting 69th.
The proud tradition of Notre Dame football.
Riverdance, Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes, and the works of Eugene O Neill and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The handsome hardcover volume includes more than 1,000 photos and a detailed timeline of events in Irish American history. Celebrated Irish American actress Maureen O'Hara wrote the foreword, and renowned Irish writer Peter Quinn wrote the preface.
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