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Cultural Landscapes: A Haley and Willi Novel By Larry M. Rosen
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Life hasn't been kind to Haley. In his early 30’s, a database developer, and once a covert CIA operative, he has an alter ego who emerges when violence threatens. A half Irish, half Jewish... More > orphan, he retreated to a workaholic existence after his wife died in an accident. Then Haley met Montana-born Episcopalian, Willi Mayers, a master at verbal jousting, able to eat enormous quantities of food without gaining weight. As they develop a Cultural Landscapes System for the National Park Service, a cryptic note appears with the message 3912. More notes appear, and Haley’s formerly submissive alter ego becomes aggressive. In Montana, Haley tries to effect a rapprochement between Willi and her father, only to return home to face a personal tragedy that frees his alter ego to take vengeance on a merciless killer. His future with Willi at stake, Haley must confront a violent adversary from his past, while deciphering the true meaning and intent of the notes.< Less
The Days That Went Before Us: Stories & Accounts of Lowell's Early Irish By David D. McKean
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THE DAYS THAT WENT BEFORE US recounts the lives of the early Irish who settled in Lowell, Massachusetts in the first part of the nineteenth century. It's the story of how a community of immigrants... More > overcame adversity and by the turn of the twentieth century evolved into the city's leading political, religious, and social force. They did all this while attempting to maintain their cultural identity. From the arrival of Lowell's first Irish immigrant, Hugh Cummiskey, in 1822 to today's celebrations of St. Patrick's Day, the Irish have maintained a cultural presence for almost two hundred years. Using the most current research and primary source documents, their story is carried on for others to share.< Less
The Wild Irish Boy, Works of Charles Robert Maturin, Vol. 2 By Charles Robert Maturin
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The Wild Irish Boy (1808) was Charles Robert Maturin’s second novel. Set in Ireland and England, the story follows the adventures of Ormsby Bethel, a young Irishman of uncertain ancestry, as he... More > navigates through the temptations of high life, the intrigues of swindlers, gamblers, and fast women, and his own uncertainties about his place in the societies of both countries. Combining features of the silver fork novel, coming-of-age story, and to some degree (in scenes of Irish life) the national novel, The Wild Irish Boy is an entertaining tale full of unexpected twists and turns, extravagant scenes of fashionable excess, misguided and dangerous passions, and long-held secrets with dire consequences: riches and ruin, both moral and financial. Among the colorful characters is the too-fascinating Lady Montrevor, cultured, ingenious, and enigmatic, who adds a dimension of excitement and intrigue that contributes to making The Wild Irish Boy a novel rich with conflicting social and moral viewpoints.< Less
Society and Culture Undergraduate Research Forum, Spring 2009 By SSU Anthropology Club
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An anthology of research conducted by Sonoma State University undergraduate students in the School of Social Sciences.
Society and Culture Undergraduate Research Forum, Spring 2009 By SSU Anthropology Club
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An anthology of research conducted by Sonoma State University undergraduate students in the School of Social Sciences.
Twenty Irish Love Poems & a Grecian Lament Written in the English Language by a Persian Poetess By Alaleh Mohajerani
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As its Neruda-inspired title would suggest, Alaleh Mohajerani's debut poetry collection, Twenty Irish Love Poems & a Grecian Lament (Written in the English Language by a Persian Poetess) is, at... More > its core, an homage to the transnational romantic relationships of the 21st century. Set against a globalized romantic backdrop, Mohajerani, herself a global nomad with a third culture upbringing, moves fluidly between California, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Greece, but without ever losing touch with the inimitable poetry of her native Iran.< Less
Eagles of the Rainbow: An Awesome Hybrid A Colorful Heritage: Cherokee-Irish-German-Filipino-American Living 'Unity in Diversity' Volume I By Joanne Galliher & Joanne Galliher
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‘A pen mightier than prejudice’. Joanne’s ‘East Meets West’ ancestors – Cherokee, Irish, German, Filipino and American – learn and live the essence of... More > ‘Unity in Diversity’.They leave their descendants a legacy where there is no racial, religious, age, gender or socio-economic prejudices. They conclude that there is profound ‘Wisdom from Wounding’. They are made better (not bitter) about their centuries of suffrage, at the hands of many conquerors. This tale tantalizes the mind, heart and spirit with myriads of feelings, values and traditions. It is definitely for the reader who is: an unconditional lover of humanity, an adventurer, a seeker of profound wisdom, a realist yet idealist, a believer in eternal love and loyalty, a Nature-lover and a Mother Earth conservationist. It is written for those who appreciate traditions such as: Harvest Ceremony, Manhood Quest, St. Patrick’s Day, October Fest, Christmas, ‘First Footing’ and other cultural traditions.< Less
The Revival of Irish Literature Addresses by Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, K.C.M.G, Dr. George Sigerson, and Dr. Douglas Hyde By Charles Gavan, Sir Duffy
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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: Douglas Hyde (Irish: Dubhghlas de hÍde; 17 January 1860... More > – 12 July 1949), known as An Craoibhín Aoibhinn (lit. "The Pleasant Little Branch"), was an Irish academic, linguist, and scholar of the Irish language (Gaeilge) who served as the first President of Ireland from 1938-45. He was a leading figure in the Gaelic revival, and first president of the Gaelic League, one of the most influential cultural organisations in Ireland at the time.Hyde was born at Longford House in Castlerea, County Roscommon, while his mother, Elizabeth née Oldfield (1834–1886) was on a short visit there. His father, Arthur Hyde, whose family were originally from Castlehyde, Fermoy, County Cork, was Church of Ireland rector of Kilmactranny, County Sligo from 1852 to 1867, and it was here that Hyde spent his early years. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Hyde< Less
(b)LACK By SYDNI MCCLAIN et al.
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A play based on black poverty, police brutality and overcoming the " Norm" as African Americans.
SEARCHING FOR LADY LUCK By Katherine Viswanadhan
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A story based on Irish and English culture of a man who is in search of his 'Lady Luck'. The book could became a Film or TV Series, as it is well scripted and very original and funny. This book will... More > make you smile, and laugh.< Less

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