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The Immortal Irishman

by Timothy Egan

The Immortal Irishman is the epic story of Thomas Francis Meagher, an Irish rebel turned American hero. The author details Meagher’s leadership during Irish uprisings, service with the Irish Brigade in the Civil War, and achievements as the territorial governor of Montana. His death has long been a mystery to which Egan brings haunting, colorful new evidence.

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