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Ireland in 1920 was one country within the British Empire, Sergeant Patrick Joseph Collins of The Royal Irish Constabulary, a native of County Cork, is the Sergeant in charge of a Small isolated Police Barracks in Sixmilecross County Tyrone. Buy E-Book Here

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Prologue: A young man attends the funeral of actor Jim Brevin. Many are startled by the young man’s resemblance to the deceased – as far as everyone knows, Jim never had a son.
Part 1: Jim Brevin is born in 1898 to a middle-class Dublin family. He is a headstrong, independent child who has a poor relationship with his father. At Christmas, Jim and his family attend a pantomime and Jim is captivated by the magic of theatre. Buy Book Here

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America gained her freedom in a nine-year-war by fighting three-dozen battles from Georgia to Canada, and hundreds of engagements on the high seas, occurring along the coastlines of North America, the Caribbean, the British Isles, and Western Europe. Buy the Book!

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 Before the dawn of written history, horsemen from the steppes of Russia swept across the European continent settling initially in Germany's Hartz Mountains. Buy the Book
  Following their their conversion by priests from the British Isles to the Druid religion and laws, the Celts overran a swath of Europe from the British Isles southeast to Turkey, which they ruled for a thousand years.
    In addition to bringing iron to the continent, the Celts invented steel, the spoked wheel with its iron tire, and the iron plow, which enabled European nomads to settle in communities.
    In 387 BC, they defeated the Roman Army and invaded the eternal city. This epic battle dramatically changed the course of history. The Celts are truly the Founders of Europe.
    This is their story.

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The grandson of Big John Meehan from Sligo, Mary Ellen McLaughlin-Keane from Galway, Bridget Munnelly from Mayo, and Matthew Smith from Cavan ended up with the least recognized Irish name of them all. I can’t begin to tell you how many times, I’ve been asked, “Smith, huh! English … right?” When I meet up with my ancestor Mac an Gabhann—the one who anglicized our family name to Smith—he and I are going to have words. Even my wife, Elizabeth McCarthy McGinty Smith, would’ve retained her maiden name if such a thing were fashionable when we were wed.
  Before I continue on to the little I’ve accomplished in life, there are a few items from my family history that need emphasizing. The Smith homestead in Beagh Upper, Parish of Upper Killenkere, was “situate” within 200 yards of where General Phil Sheridan was born. And since, my uncles have stated that their grandmother was a Sheridan, well … you do the math. If you have an issue with that, there’s no sense going into the story Big John Meehan told of my Galway-born grandmother being related to a member of Columbus’s crew.
    When I began writing narrative-history, I didn’t plan to write the complete Irish-American Story, it just happened, or it will happen when later this year I add, The Revolutionary War Irish to the series.

    An interest in the Druids and ancient Celts formed into a book when I learned the Celts invaded Rome in circa 500 BCE. This was followed by The Life and Times of Liam O’Donnell: which began as a tale of growing up Irish-Catholic in Philadelphia, then grew to an epic, including the major battles and events of WWII. Since the Liam book needed a companion, I wrote its sequel, Rory O’Donnell and the Kennedys to add the Korean War, Civil Rights, and Vietnam. The Last of the Fenians began as a whimsical tale about the Irish Republican Brotherhood stealing the Titanic’s sister ship; until, I stumbled across the fact that the first-formed Irish Division (the 10th)  fought in Gallipoli. The book then took off on a path of its own through WWI, the Anglo-Irish War, The Treaty, Ulster, ending with Michael Collins’ assassination in the Irish Civil War. As an aside, both my father and my Grandfather Smith were in Ireland during that period. Now I couldn’t let my likely cousin, Phil Sheridan, off easily, therefore; he became one of the main characters in The Civil War’s Valiant Irish. That’s when I realized I wasn’t just writing individual books, but the complete series about Irish-American accomplishments.

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This well-researched story begins in Ireland, in the decade following the Great Famine, setting the stage for why hundreds of thousands emigrated to don the Union blue or the Confederate grey.Buy the Book

Covering Irish-born, Irish-Americans, and Scot-Irish who participated in some 40-campaigns, battles, and major events, The Civil War’s Valiant Irish takes the reader not only onto the battlefield; but also behind the scenes into the likely thoughts and actions of those who served, illuminating people and events often overlooked by conventional historians—a unique approach to America’s most devastating war.

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The grandson of Big John Meehan from Sligo, Mary Ellen McLaughlin-Keane from Galway, Bridget Munnelly from Mayo, and Matthew Smith from Cavan ended up with the least recognized Irish name of them all. I can’t begin to tell you how many times, I’ve been asked, “Smith, huh! English … right?” When I meet up with my ancestor Mac an Gabhann—the one who anglicized our family name to Smith—he and I are going to have words. Even my wife, Elizabeth McCarthy McGinty Smith, would’ve retained her maiden name if such a thing were fashionable when we were wed.
  Before I continue on to the little I’ve accomplished in life, there are a few items from my family history that need emphasizing. The Smith homestead in Beagh Upper, Parish of Upper Killenkere, was “situate” within 200 yards of where General Phil Sheridan was born. And since, my uncles have stated that their grandmother was a Sheridan, well … you do the math. If you have an issue with that, there’s no sense going into the story Big John Meehan told of my Galway-born grandmother being related to a member of Columbus’s crew.
    When I began writing narrative-history, I didn’t plan to write the complete Irish-American Story, it just happened, or it will happen when later this year I add, The Revolutionary War Irish to the series.

    An interest in the Druids and ancient Celts formed into a book when I learned the Celts invaded Rome in circa 500 BCE. This was followed by The Life and Times of Liam O’Donnell: which began as a tale of growing up Irish-Catholic in Philadelphia, then grew to an epic, including the major battles and events of WWII. Since the Liam book needed a companion, I wrote its sequel, Rory O’Donnell and the Kennedys to add the Korean War, Civil Rights, and Vietnam. The Last of the Fenians began as a whimsical tale about the Irish Republican Brotherhood stealing the Titanic’s sister ship; until, I stumbled across the fact that the first-formed Irish Division (the 10th)  fought in Gallipoli. The book then took off on a path of its own through WWI, the Anglo-Irish War, The Treaty, Ulster, ending with Michael Collins’ assassination in the Irish Civil War. As an aside, both my father and my Grandfather Smith were in Ireland during that period. Now I couldn’t let my likely cousin, Phil Sheridan, off easily, therefore; he became one of the main characters in The Civil War’s Valiant Irish. That’s when I realized I wasn’t just writing individual books, but the complete series about Irish-American accomplishments.


 

 

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Although a novel, this is a powerful history for it's an all inclusive look at America emerging victorious from WWII only to leave future generations with the current mess resulting from decisions made and actions taken during the period covered by this book. Buy the Book


 Set in 1912 during the Irish migration, on the hauntingly beautiful Great Blasket Island off the coast of Ireland, the gilded age of New York City and the streets of San Francisco, Dancing In The Heather is the story of Aeylish O’Kelly, a poor island girl who risks her life to save David Summerland, a wealthy playboy from San Francisco, when his boat capsizes in the wild Atlantic Ocean.    Buy Book Here!

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Like so many young girls growing up in the poverty-stricken West of Ireland in the 1930’s Roisin Keavney loves her family, but dreams of a wealthy husband and a better life. Buy Book Here

 

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Enter these pages to discover a singular and fabled Ireland of the 1800’s, a mystic Ireland that may have been; a land of Poets and Crafts folk, Lovers and Rebels, Heroes and Dreamers. There you will encounter events and characters that may not be as they seem. Buy Book Here

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Ian Padraic harbors a scandalous secret. To avenge the death of his best friend in a Belfast raid, Ian joins the Provisional IRA which he conceals for 30 years. He meets investigative reporter Eileen Donohue and friendship blossoms into a love affair. Buy Book Here

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Combining the spirit of Kingsley Amis’s Lucky Jim with a bawdy evisceration of hypocrisy in old-school Catholic education, The Brothers’ Lot is a comic satire that tells the story of the Brothers of Godly Coercion School for Young Boys of Meager Means, Buy Book Here

 
  This intriguing story follows Quinn Parker as he searches his family roots and discovers letters, written in Irish Gaelic, that reveal a long hidden family scandal. As Quinn travels to Ireland to find out more, his journey becomes very interesting -- and then tragic. Buy it here!

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Bartholomew “Bat” Lynch is an Irish immigrant who comes to America with his older sister, Mary, during Prohibition. Bat is a rover, a philosopher and, in many ways, a child who never grows up. Buy the Book!

Osaka Heat Wins Romance and Multicultural Fiction Book Awards
Osaka Heat is the Gold Medal Winner in the Romance category and Silver Medal winner in the Multicultural Fiction category for Independent Publisher's eLit Awards. The eLit Awards celebrate the ever-growing market of electronic publishing; the program is committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital works.  Buy the e-Book!

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An ancient gold rush, and loyalty faces off against greed. Circa 2200 BCE: Changes rocking the Continent reach Eire with the dawning Bronze Age. Marauders invade the island seeking copper and gold.

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Sevoflurane is the amazing story of the dedicated team that brought Sevoflurane, the most used global inhalation anesthetic to the world, despite the odds.

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Back to his familiar mischief is the obstreperous creature that romped so riotously through The Pig Did It, the bestselling first novel in Joseph Caldwell’s Pig Trilogy. Buy the Book!

But in Mr. Caldwell’s entertaining porcine sequel, The Pig Comes to Dinner, the porker has some more serious business to attend to.

All of the charming characters of the previous book are present again in this delightful new story. Kitty McCloud, now married to Kieran Sweeney, her former rival in one of their district’s oldest blood feuds, has bought an ancient Irish castle with the profits from her popular revisions of classic novels like Jane Eyre. Kitty’s American cousin, Aaron McCloud, has arrived with his new wife, the former Lolly McKeever, to redeliver to Kitty and Kieran their wedding gift of the troublesome pig, who is not at all welcome at the castle.

But over their lighthearted discord hangs a weightier problem—Kitty’s new home is inhabited by two comely ghosts from out of the castle’s troubled past. How this haunting couple is dealt with serves only to embellish the allure and humor of Mr. Caldwell’s uniquely theatrical storytelling.

 

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A playwright and novelist whose books include The Pig Did It, The Pig Comes to Dinner, and The Pig Goes to Hog Heaven, Joseph Caldwell has been awarded the Rome Prize for Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York City and is working on various post-Pig writing projects. 

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In 1790, Lavinia, a seven-year-old Irish orphan with no memory of her past, arrives on a tobacco plantation where she is put to work as an indentured servant with the kitchen house slaves.

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Heather Terrell's engaging and provocative new novel Brigid of Kildare tells the absorbing story of Saint Brigid and the discovery of the oldest illuminated manuscript in the annals of the Church-- a manuscript that conatins an astonishing secret history.

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Edyth, wife of King Harold of England, disappeared forever on the day of the great Battle of Hastings in 1066, taking with her the legitimate heirs to the thrones of England and Wales. This is the story of that amazing woman, who loved and married the King of Wales and then the man who would be King of England, only to witness his historic defeat by the light of Halley's Comet.

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The perils of royal succession and a choice between love and glory form the dominant themes of Llywelyn's lively sequel to Lion of Ireland. The previous novel described the rise of High King Brian Boru, who became known as the "Charlemagne of Ireland" after he managed to briefly unite the tribes of the Emerald Isle at the end of the 10th century. 

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In the tenth century, the Norsemen assault the minor relatively peaceful Irish Clan. They pilfer, rape, and randomly kill without a second thought. Observing the cruel attack in shock is a young lad, Brian mac Cennedi. He vows that one day there will be vengeance for the wanton death and destruction that the marauders brought to his clan.

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Veteran historical author Morgan Llywelyn retells the colorful life story of revered Irish monastic saint Brendan the Navigator in the form of a personal journal, written by an elderly Brendan, interspersed with third-person glimpses of the Great Voyage he undertook with 14 monks to find the fabled earthly paradise of the Western Sea, the Isles of Blest.

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The Irish Century series is the story of the Irish people's epic struggle for independence through the tumultuous course of the twentieth century. Morgan Llywelynís magisterial multi-novel chronicle of that story began with 1916, which was followed by 1921, 1949, and 1972. It now concludes with 1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace. 1999 brings the story from 1972 to the disarmament talks and beginnings of reconciliation among the Irish at the end of the twentieth century. 

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Llywelyn has given the volumes in her Irish Century series, which chronicles the significant periods and events in Ireland's resistance to and independence from British rule, titles corresponding to momentous years; the first series installment, 1916 (1998), was followed by 1921 (2001) and 1949 (2003). The author's chief success in these volumes lies in her ability to create characters from a previous time who possess contemporary vibrancy and viability. Readers who have been following the sequence will appreciate the continued familial connections from one novel to the next, and this latest one sees explosive issues in Northern Ireland culminating in 1972 on Bloody Sunday in Derry.

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During the period covered in Llywelyn's third magisterial novel (after 1916 and 1921) in her Irish Century series, from the island's division into the primarily Catholic Free State and the mostly Protestant Northern Ireland in the early 1920s to the creation of the Irish Republic in 1949, the outside world changes much while Ireland changes painfully little.

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Llywelyn's second novel in the series she inaugurated with 1916 (1998) furthers her investigation of Irish history by focusing on Ireland's struggle for freedom from Britain. This volume begins in 1917 in the aftermath of the Easter Rising and carries through to the civil war and the establishment of the Republic of Ireland.

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The task of transforming the events of the 1916 Irish Rebellion into coherent fiction would terrify most writers. Llywelyn (The Lion of Ireland; Red Branch), however, has produced a thunderous, informative read that rises to the challenge.

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Reminiscent of The Devil in the White City, The Godfather, and The Last Hurrah, The Chairman: A Novel of Big City Politics, part historical fiction, part big city ward politics manifesto, is the debut novel of commentator and award-winning short fiction writer Mark M. Quinn.  While the urban political machine may be on its last legs, Quinn examines how it ran so effectively for so long.

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Quinn Parker, a retired attorney, begins a family history project to learn about family that his Grandfather, Jeremiah Desmond, may have left behind in Ireland when he fled during the Famine. Quinn's mother sparks his interest in one of their last conversations before she passes away that there were other Desmond family members that did not leave Ireland during the famine years. Quinn's innocent appearing family history project takes a turn he would regret when he discovers a packet of old, yellowed letters written in Gaelic and stored in his mother's basement.

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