Wherever Green Is Worn: The Story Of The Irish Diaspora

By: Tim Pat Coogan

$82.95
 
 
ISBN
9780091750299
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
512
Dimensions
157 x 239mm

Out of Print

Description
Information
The total population of Ireland is only five million - some 800,000 of whom describe themselves as British! - yet there are seventy million people on the planet entitled to call themselves Irish.

This book tells their story. It is based on first-hand research in North and South America, Africa, the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Apart from contemporary interviews with significant figures from today's diaspora it also explores how the Great Scattering occurred, through war, famine and dispossession. How a stricken people produced the movers and shakers, the dreamers of dreams who climbed to the world's highest pinnacles of politics and the arts. It does full justice to the horrors which lay behind some of the emigration, but concentrates also on the extraordinary and positive experience of Irish people throughout the world.

Along with the brawlers and battlers, heroic soldiers, the passionate labour leaders, American presidents, Australian Prime Ministers, the founders of Latin American nations and the creators of Riverdance and U2, the Irish gave the world a caring tradition. Some died by the wayside, some successfully pitched their tents near the stars.

All come to life in this vivid historical and contemporary portrait.
ISBN:
9780091750299
Publication Date:
06 / 10 / 2000
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
157 x 239mm

You might also like