STORIES OF ADVENTURE & ACHIEVEMENT
INVENTORS, GOLD-DIGGERS, MILITARY LEADERS, SPIES, RABBLE-ROUSERS, SOLDIERS, COURTESANS, ACE PILOTS DETECTIVES, ATHLETES, HEROES
Irish people have left their mark on virtually every corner of the globe. This fascinating book tells the stories of the Irish who are justly celebrated in their adopted homelands, but virtually unknown in Ireland.
William Melville from Kerry, the First Head of MI5
Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty from Cork, who rescued 4,000 Jews and Allied Servicemen from the Nazis
James Hoban from Kilkenny who designed The White House
Jennie Hodgers from Louth who served three years in Union Army during the American Civil War - as a man
George McElroy from Dublin who became one of World war I's outstanding aerial aces
And many more ...
Colin Murphy is the author of The Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Of and co-author of the bestselling `Feckin' collection (The O'Brien Press). His debut historical novel Boycott (Brandon) was published in 2012 to great acclaim.