Wounds

A Memoir of War and Love
Author: Fergal Keane
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008189259
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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A family story of a murder, blood and betrayal that tore an Irish town apart and causes men to be silent still. After nearly three decades reporting conflict from all over the world for the BBC, Fergal Keane has gone home to Ireland to tell a story that lies at the root of his fascination with war. It is a family story of war and love, and how the ghosts of the past return to shape the present. Wounds is a powerful memoir about Irish people who found themselves caught up in the revolution that followed the 1916 Rising, and in the pitiless violence of civil war in north Kerry after the British left in 1922. It is the story of Keane's grandmother Hanna Purtill, her brother Mick and his friend Con Brosnan, and how they and their neighbours took up guns to fight the British Empire and create an independent Ireland. And it is the story of another Irishman, Tobias O'Sullivan, who fought against them as a policeman because he believed it was his duty to uphold the law of his country. Many thousands of people took part in the War of Independence and the Civil War that followed. Whatever side they chose, all were changed in some way by the costs of violence. Keane uses the experiences of his ancestral homeland in north Kerry to examine why people will kill for a cause and how the act of killing reverberates through the generations.

Wounds: A Memoir of War and Love


Author: Fergal Keane
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008189269
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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A family story of blood and memory and the haunting power of the past. 2018 WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER EWART-BIGGS MEMORIAL PRIZE 2017 WINNER OF THE NON-FICTION IRISH BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Surgical Memoirs of the War of the Rebellion


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Surgery, Military
Page: N.A
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Surgical Memoirs of the War of the Rebellion: I. Analysis of four hundred and thirty-nine recorded amputations in the contiguity of the lower extremity. By Stephen Smith, M.D. II. Investigations upon the nature, causes, and treatment of hospital gangrene, as it prevailed in the Confederate armies, 1861-1865. By Joseph Jones, M.D. ... Ed. by Prof. Frank Hastings Hamilton. 1871


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Surgery, Military
Page: N.A
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Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department of the United States


Author: Henry Lee,Robert Edward Lee
Publisher: London : [s.n.]
ISBN: N.A
Category: Southern States
Page: 620
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Surgical Memoirs of the War of the Rebellion: Analysis of four hundred and thirty-nine recorded amputations in the contiguity of the lower extremity


Author: Frank Hastings Hamilton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Surgery, Military
Page: N.A
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The Memoirs of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier


Author: Fray Servando Teresa de Mier
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199938997
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 9335
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On December 12, 1794, Fray Servando Teresa de Mier preached a sermon in Mexico City that led to his arrest by the Inquisition. He was exiled to Spain--only to escape and spend ten years traveling throughout Europe, as none other than a French priest. So began the grand adventure of Fray Servando's life, and of this gripping memoir. Here is an invitation hard for any reader to resist: a glimpse of the European "Age of Enlightenment" through the eyes of a fugitive Mexican friar. In this memoir, one sees a portrait of manners and morals that is a far cry from the "civilized" spirit that the Empire wanted to impose on its Colonies. This book takes a look at history from an upside down perspective, asking this question: who were the real savages, the colonizers themselves, or the supposed "savages" they were struggling to convert? After ten years, Fray Servando finally returned home to an independent Mexico, where he served the new government before his death. Heretic and rebel, fugitive and visionary, character in a novel and father of his country--Fray Servando Teresa de Mier was all of these things. Translated into English for the first time, this memoir truly captures the passionate spirit of a fantastic man.

William Tecumseh Sherman: Memoirs of W. T. Sherman (The Library of America)


Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 1598531239
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 1136
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Hailed as prophet of modern war and condemned as a harbinger of modern barbarism, William Tecumseh Sherman is the most controversial general of the American Civil War. “War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it,” he wrote in fury to the Confederate mayor of Atlanta, and his memoir is filled with dozens of such wartime exchanges. With the propulsive energy and intelligence that marked his campaigns, Sherman describes striking incidents and anecdotes and collects dozens of his incisive and often outspoken wartime orders and reports. This complex self-portrait of an innovative and relentless American warrior provides firsthand accounts of the war’s crucial events—Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, the Atlanta campaign, the marches through Georgia and the Carolinas.

The Complete Works of Shakspere. With a Memoir


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 12
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Memoirs of the Cardinal de Retz

Containing the Particulars of His Own Life, with the Most Secret Transactions of the French Court and the Civil Wars : Translated from the French
Author: Jean François Paul de Gondi de Retz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: France
Page: N.A
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