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The Famine Ships free pdf Between 1846 and 1851, more than one-million people--the potato famine emigrants--sailed from Ireland to America. Now, 150 years later, The Famine Ships tells of the courage and determination of those who crossed the Atlantic in leaky, overcrowded sailing ships and made new lives for themselves, among them the child Henry Ford and the twenty-six-year-old Patrick Kennedy, great-grandfather of John F. Kennedy. Edward Laxton conducted five years of research in Ireland and interviewed the emigrants' descents in the U.S. Portraits of people, ships, and towns, as well as facsimile passenger lists and tickets, are among the fascinating memorabilia in "The Famine Ships."

About Edward Laxton

Edward Laxton is of Irish descent. He was the news editor of England's D"aily Express" and" Daily Mirror" for nearly thirty years. "The Famine Ships" is his second book. He lives in England.

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Author : Edward Laxton
Publisher : St. Martins Press-3pl
Data Published : 01 September 2000
ISBN : 0805058443
EAN : 9780805058444
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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