Nine Irish Lives by Mark Bailey audiobook

Nine Irish Lives: The Thinkers, Fighters, and Artists Who Helped Build America

Edited by Mark Bailey
Read by Alana Kerr Collins  and Alan Smyth

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio 9781616205171
8.10 Hours Unabridged
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In the spirit of David McCullough’s Brave Companions, this anthology of popular American history presents the stories of nine incredible Irish immigrants as written by nine contemporary Irish-Americans. Rosie O’Donnell, for instance, the adoptive mother of five, tells the story of Margaret Haughery, known as “Mother of the Orphans”; filmmaker and activist Michael Moore writes about the original muckraking journalist, Samuel McClure; and celebrated actor Pierce Brosnan writes about silent film director Rex Ingram. Some of the figures profiled are well known, others have stories that are less often told; all are inspiring. Compelling history mixed with moving and personal reflection, this collection of portraits is at once uniquely intimate and surprisingly immediate. More than one in ten Americans claims Irish ancestry and, with its celebrity contributors, Nine Irish Lives will have strong appeal for those listeners. It is also, though, a timely portrait of shared humanity. These are stories about immigrants—and in the tales of revolutionaries and visionaries, caretakers and unsung heroes, Nine Irish Lives reminds us of the values and the people that have shaped America.

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In the spirit of David McCullough’s Brave Companions, this anthology of popular American history presents the stories of nine incredible Irish immigrants as written by nine contemporary Irish-Americans.

Rosie O’Donnell, for instance, the adoptive mother of five, tells the story of Margaret Haughery, known as “Mother of the Orphans”; filmmaker and activist Michael Moore writes about the original muckraking journalist, Samuel McClure; and celebrated actor Pierce Brosnan writes about silent film director Rex Ingram. Some of the figures profiled are well known, others have stories that are less often told; all are inspiring. Compelling history mixed with moving and personal reflection, this collection of portraits is at once uniquely intimate and surprisingly immediate.

More than one in ten Americans claims Irish ancestry and, with its celebrity contributors, Nine Irish Lives will have strong appeal for those listeners. It is also, though, a timely portrait of shared humanity. These are stories about immigrants—and in the tales of revolutionaries and visionaries, caretakers and unsung heroes, Nine Irish Lives reminds us of the values and the people that have shaped America.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If anything captures this Irish spirit, it’s Mark Bailey’s wonderfully eclectic Nine Irish Lives. A marvelous symphony from a variety of well-known voices.” Colum McCann, New York Times bestselling author
“A string of illuminating prose meditations about an unsung club of sustainable heroes with St. Patrick on their side. Much forgotten history is brought to life in this riveting narrative. Highly recommended!” Douglas Brinkley, CNN Presidential historian and New York Times bestselling author
“As the saying goes, the best stories belong to those who can tell them. And these are well told, by some of our best storytellers.” Timothy Egan, New York Times bestselling author

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English