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The Scotch-Irish in America By John Walker Dinsmore
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John Walker Dinsmore's The Scotch-Irish in America describes Colonial life of the Scotch-Irish through the experience of Ulstermen in Washington County, Pennsylvania.
An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Volume 2 An Account Of The English Colony In New South Wales, From Its First Settlement In 1788, To August 1801: With Remarks On The Dispositions, Customs, Manners, Etc. Of The Native Inhabitants Of That By Philip Gidley King
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Colonel David Collins (3 March 1756 – 24 March 1810) was a... More > British Irish administrator of Britain's first Australian colonies.In the first European settlement of Australia in 1788, Collins was the founding Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of New South Wales. In 1803 he led the expedition to found the first, short-lived, British settlement in what was later to become the Colony of Victoria. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Collins_(lieutenant_governor)< Less
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Reconstructing William Allen 1711-1799 (Revised) By Douglas Allen
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Reconstructing William Allen 1711-1799 is a combination history, biography, and genealogy of this immigrant from Northern Ireland who came to America in 1729. It explores not only the facts of his... More > life, but places them within the context of the historical events of his time. It also attempts to build a picture of the communities within which he lived. In order to provide as broad a picture as possible, the book includes a social history of the Scots-Irish people, who spent a century or so in Northern Ireland before coming to America en masse during the 18th century. Also included: appendices with research notes, bibliography, and index. 518 pages, hardback.< Less
Dracula By Bram Stoker
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Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from... More > Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. The novel touches on themes such as the role of women in Victorian culture, sexual conventions, immigration, colonialism, and post-colonialism. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations.< Less
Sullivan’s War By Andy Clancy
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Defending Gibraltar from the might of the Spanish and French forces will stretch Sergeant Tom Sullivan to his limits. But if anyone can withstand the siege from land and sea throughout 1781 it is the... More > Irish veteran of the American War of Independence. Outnumbered and outflanked, his band of brothers from the Light Company of the 39th Regiment of Foot, with Tom at their helm, fight for their lives as well as their country. Sullivan’s War, just like this beleaguered 18th century British colony, is no place for the faint hearted. But bravery brings its rewards as Sergeant Sullivan soon catches the eye of British high command as well as Gibraltar's tavern owner, Lara. With love comes hate, and old feuds die hard amidst the chaos of siege warfare. Sullivan’s War is a thrilling historical adventure in the months leading up to the infamous Grand Attack.< Less
Driven, A Brief History of Driving the Savages Out By Brent White
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When my great grandfather moved into the Kansas Territory, he went where wise men dared not tread –Comanche Territory. What the Comanche did not know was that at the vanguard of white men... More > moving across the United States came a breed of man just as tough, and dangerous, and savage as the Comanche: the Scots-Irish. When they came to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s, Benjamin Franklin commented that they were the last savages in Europe. They moved along the Wilderness Road of Appalachia, settling in the backcountry, because several colonies offered them religious freedom if they would form a buffer between the savage aborigines and the colonies North America. In the first 100 years of American settlement, civilization advanced only 50 miles from the coast, and it was believed that whites would never settle west of the Appalachians. Then came the Scots- Irish, and within another 100 years, white settlement reached the Pacific Ocean.< Less
One Moment from Heaven By Georgiana Andersen
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In the mid-nineteenth century, Maggie O’Fallon’s parents fled the Irish Potato Famine for the gold fields of New Zealand. But when the hardships of frontier life leave Maggie orphaned at... More > the age of thirteen, she finds herself at the mercy of the Catholic Church. She is forced into an orphanage, where for years she endures loneliness and abuse until circumstances leave her no choice but to flee. Maggie now must find her way in an unforgiving world. She will have to overcome her fears and self-doubt, and find the strength to resist those who seek to corrupt and destroy her. Maggie must decide who she can trust, when it seems that those whom society deem to be the most unworthy may be the only ones who can help her. As Maggie comes of age in an era of lawlessness she must negotiate many dangers as she tries to survive. When she finds herself drawn to a dangerous frontiersman, Maggie faces a difficult decision. Could he be the greatest threat of all, or the unlikely means to her salvation?< Less
One Moment from Heaven By Georgiana Andersen
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In the mid-nineteenth century, Maggie O’Fallon’s parents fled the Irish Potato Famine for the gold fields of New Zealand. But when the hardships of frontier life leave Maggie orphaned at... More > the age of thirteen, she finds herself at the mercy of the Catholic Church. She is forced into an orphanage, where for years she endures loneliness and abuse until circumstances leave her no choice but to flee. Maggie now must find her way in an unforgiving world. She will have to overcome her fears and self-doubt, and find the strength to resist those who seek to corrupt and destroy her. Maggie must decide who she can trust, when it seems that those whom society deem to be the most unworthy may be the only ones who can help her. As Maggie comes of age in an era of lawlessness she must negotiate many dangers as she tries to survive. When she finds herself drawn to a dangerous frontiersman, Maggie faces a difficult decision. Could he be the greatest threat of all, or the unlikely means to her salvation?< Less

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