The Fighting Irish: The Story of the Extraordinary Irish Soldier (Hardcover)

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TIM NEWARK has written seventeen previous works of military history and other nonfiction, includingHighlander: The History of the Legendary Highland Soldier. He has contributed book reviews to theFinancial Times, Time Out, and the Daily Telegraph and has worked as a scriptwriter and consultant for seven television documentary series for the History Channel and BBC Worldwide.

"Tells the story of the Irish fighting man with wit, clarity, and scholarship." —Andrew Roberts, author of The Storm of War

For hundreds of years, Irish soldiers have sought their destiny abroad. Wherever they've traveled, whichever side of the battlefield they've stood, the tales of their exploits have never been forgotten.

Leaving his birthplace, the Irish soldier has traveled with hope, often seeking to bring a liberating revolution to his fellow countrymen. In search of adventure the Fighting Irish have been found in all corners of the world. Some sailed to America and joined in frontier fighting, others demonstrated their loyalty to their adopted homeland in the bloody combats of the American Civil War, as well as campaigns against the British Empire in Canada and South Africa. The Irish soldier can also be found in the thick of war during the twentieth century—facing slaughter at the Somme, desperate last-stands in the Congo—and, more recently, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In The Fighting Irish, Tim Newark tells their tales in the dramatic words of the soldiers themselves, gathered from diaries, letters, journals, and interviews with veterans in Ireland and across the world.

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ISBN 9781250018823
Genre HISTORY / Military / General
Format Hardcover
Pages 274
Publisher Date 2013-03-05 00:00:00.0
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.04 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Story of the Extraordinary Irish Soldier
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Newark, Tim
Country of Origin United States
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