The Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Of
STORIES OF ADVENTURE & ACHIEVEMENT
INVENTORS, GOLD-DIGGERS, MILITARY LEADERS, SPIES, RABBLE-ROUSERS, SOLDIERS, COURTESANS, ACE PILOTS DETECTIVES, ATHLETES, 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 - as a man
George McElroy from Dublin who became one of World war I’s outstanding aerial aces
And many more …
- 2009 Colin Murphy
- Book Quality:
- The O'Brien Press
- Date of Addition:
- Biographies and Memoirs, Nonfiction,
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- This is a copyrighted book.
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