SynopsisHannah’s Shame is the inspirational story of one boy’s Irish childhood spent in poverty because of the neglect of the Church of Ireland, of his lifelong search for who he is and of his fight for justice.
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Colin Broderick grew up in Northern Ireland during the period of heightened tension and violence known as the Troubles. Spoken with stern finality, "That's that" became the refrain of Colin's childhood. Buy the Book!
Unsung Hero is the true story of Kevin Fulton, who as a boy dreamed of serving the British army, despite the growing tensions between the Crown and his own Catholic community in Northern Ireland. But shortly after achieving his miliatry ambition, it was precisely this status as a loyal subject from a hostile region that led Fulton to be recruited by the intelligence service.
On April 20, 1949, O'Hara subjected his mother to a dangerous and difficult night of labor; when the baby finally came out of the womb, his nose bled unabated until his father rushed into the room, whereupon the bleeding ceased immediately. Although a relative casually remarked that the young boy shared the same birthday as Adolf Hitler, O'Hara's mother quickly remarked that her son would redeem the day and bring nothing but good into the world.
The setting of Far From the Land is rural Ireland in the 1950s. Thomas Rice has written a memoir about a way of life that no longer exists: no running water, no toilets, no electricity, and little access to education, jobs or basic health care. Early on the story plunges into a culture haunted by recent memories of famines and still showing some of the scars from The Great Hunger of the 1840s.
Indie rock raconteur Chris Campion-one of the few patients ever to escape from Bellevue's locked ward-recalls his band's tumultuous ride, his plummet into addiction, and the strange road back to sobriety.