The Resource The graves are walking : the great famine and the saga of the Irish people, John Kelly, (eaudio)

The graves are walking : the great famine and the saga of the Irish people, John Kelly, (eaudio)

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The graves are walking : the great famine and the saga of the Irish people
Title
The graves are walking
Title remainder
the great famine and the saga of the Irish people
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John Kelly
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Language
eng
Summary
It started in 1845 and lasted six years. Before it was over, more than one million men, women, and children starved to death and another million fled the country. Measured in terms of mortality, the Great Irish Potato Famine was one of the worst disasters in the nineteenth century-it claimed twice as many lives as the American Civil War. A perfect storm of bacterial infection, political greed, and religious intolerance sparked this catastrophe. But even more extraordinary than its scope were its political underpinnings, and The Graves Are Walking provides fresh material and analysis on the role that nineteenth-century evangelical Protestantism played in shaping British policies and on Britain's attempt to use the famine to reshape Irish society and character. Perhaps most important, this is ultimately a story of triumph over perceived destiny: for fifty million Americans of Irish heritage, the saga of a broken people fleeing crushing starvation and remaking themselves in a new land is an inspiring story of exoneration. Based on extensive research and written with novelistic flair, The Graves Are Walking draws a portrait that is both intimate and panoramic, that captures the drama of individual lives caught up in an unimaginable tragedy, while imparting a new understanding of the famine's causes and consequences
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Midwest
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Kelly, John
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other
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Narrated by Gerard Doyle
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  • Doyle, Gerard
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adult
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The graves are walking : the great famine and the saga of the Irish people, John Kelly, (eaudio)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (840 min.))
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781452627878
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
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MWT11413584
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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11413584
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MWT11413584
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The graves are walking : the great famine and the saga of the Irish people, John Kelly, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (840 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781452627878
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11413584
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11413584
System control number
MWT11413584
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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