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The Potato Famine By Michael P. Morin
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THE DYING I'm a watcher Without a life I watch the thumb press Down on my neighbors vein Watch the liquid dream Drive her insane Such a happy-hyper Few hours of ecstasy & a tired week in bed The... More > dying march through The hall grasping for Identity lost in the trench Of a drug-induced mass grave The living drive past outside On their way to work Ride the bus to the Daily destination move Their piece across the board Of some eternal game Created by a lazy God With nothing better to do Than watch the living The dying They are all the same< Less
From Ireland's Sad Famine to Gettysburg Field By Neil Murphy
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Liam Flannery, a young Irish farmer, loses his wife and child in the horrors of the Irish potato famine and sets sail for a new life in America. But America is experiencing its own trials and Liam... More > soon finds himself amongst gun smugglers, whiskey peddlers and 'Indians' with their own very personal agendas, before finding himself at the Battle of Gettysburg.< Less
From Ireland's Sad Famine to Gettysburg Field By Neil Murphy
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Liam Flannery, a young Irish farmer, loses his wife and child in the horrors of the Irish potato famine and sets sail for a new life in America. But America is experiencing its own trials and Liam... More > soon ends up amongst gun smugglers, whiskey peddlers and 'Indians' with their own very personal agendas, before finding himself fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg.< Less
Spoiled Ground By Peter Tassi
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The devatsting Irish Potato Famine resulted in a reduction of the population of Ireland of almost 25% in just 7 years. This story of Margaret O'Leary begins during the famine.
Spoiled Ground By Peter Tassi
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The devatsting Irish Potato Famine resulted in a reduction of the population of Ireland of almost 25% in just 7 years. This story of Margaret O'Leary begins during the famine.
The Blue Dress: The Story of Courageous Riders of the Orphan Train By Norma Lang
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The Great Potato Famine of 1845-49 devastated Ireland ruining the country’s main source of food. As the staple of their diet withered, thousands of Irish died of starvation, while others wasted... More > away to a shadow of what they once had been. This story follows a broken family that feared failed crops on their small farm. Selling all they could, they departed by sailing ship to what they hoped would be a“land of plenty,” America. A challenging situation necessitates that Ellen and Dillon be temporarily placed in an orphanage. Just as the children are feeling settled, overcrowded conditions cause them to be transported by train, far from their father and Irish traditions. The Orphan Train Movement was a social experiment that moved children from crowded cities in the Eastern United States to foster homes. The trains ran between 1854-1929 relocating many children to farms across the country.< Less
Towards the Workhouse Door By Arthur McKeown
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The Kelly family live in County Armagh in the north of Ireland. When the Famine kills their potatoes they have to leave their farm. What will happen to them? Find out more here.
Towards the Workhouse Door By Arthur McKeown
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The Kelly family live in County Armagh in the north of Ireland. When the Famine kills their potatoes they have to leave their farm. What will happen to them? Find out more here.
Potteries People Wallace and Carter By Alma Wallace
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Details the ancestors of Wallace and Carter in Stoke on Trent (The Potteries). The author lives in Australia and research showed that 5 times great grandmother Wallace who was from Stoke on Trent... More > was transported to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1831. She was 41 years old and left her family forever. A maternal branch of the Carter family (Heath) originated in Ireland and went to live in England during the potato famine. Another maternal branch (Harwood) were from Sunderland working at St Anthony's Pottery in Monkwearmouth. They travelled from Sunderland to Stoke on Trent to work in the pottery industry. They had 20 children.< Less
American Doctor By Mary Michele McCarville
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John Edward McCarville, is from an Irish farming family of eight born in Moorland, Iowa in 1926. Stricken with asthma he traveled to Arizona alone at the age of 17 years. After a draft and discharge... More > from the Army, he graduated in medicine from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1951. He set up general practice in 1953 next to an old-fashioned soda fountain pharmacy in Phoenix, Arizona. He ran a successful practice in family medicine for years before the advent of managed care. He warned the nation of the dangers of plastic bags, became an avid pilot and was Flight Surgeon for the Arizona Army National Guard. Still in practice today, he is one of the few First Class FAA Medical Examiners in the state of Arizona. This book describes his Irish heritage, but also details his experiences and the history of medical care, medicare,universal healthcare , insurance, technology and the market force dynamics of the healthcare industry from the depression era until present day.< Less