Download e-book for iPad: All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, by Kathryn Miles

By Kathryn Miles

ISBN-10: 1451610130

ISBN-13: 9781451610130

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All status The amazing tale of the Jeanie Johnston, the mythical Irish Famine send recounts the trips of this recognized send, her heroic team, and the immigrants who have been ferried among eire and North the US. Spurred by way of a posh internet of motivations—shame, familial legal responsibility, and occasionally even greed—more than 1000000 humans tried to escape the Irish famine. a couple of hundred thousand of them might die aboard one of many 5 thousand aptly named “coffin ships.” yet within the face of terrible losses, a small send named the Jeanie Johnston never misplaced a passenger. Shipwright John Munn, neighborhood chief Nicholas Donovan, Captain James Attridge, Dr. Richard Blennerhassett, and the efforts of a extraordinary staff allowed millions of individuals to discover defense and fortune during the usa and Canada.

Why did those contributors be successful while such a lot of others failed? What triggered them to behave, while such a lot of humans most well liked to do nothing—or worse? utilizing newspaper bills, infrequent archival files, and her personal event crusing as an apprentice aboard the lately re-created Jeanie Johnston, Kathryn Miles tells the tale of those striking humans and the progressive milieu within which they set sail. the story of every person is outstanding in and of itself; learn jointly, their tales paint a different portrait of bravery within the face of a brand new international order. Theirs is a narrative of ingenuity or even defiance, person who recounts a fight to be triumphant, to shake the mantle of oppression and guilt, to suffer within the face of unbelievable complication. On a couple of get together, stewards of the send will be accused of performing out of self-interest or greed. however, what those men—and their ship—accomplished over the process 11 voyages to North the USA was once the stuff of legend.

Interwoven of their story is the tale of Nicholas Reilly, a toddler boy born at the ship’s maiden voyage. The Reilly kin climbed aboard the Jeanie Johnston in seek of the yank Dream. whereas they'd locate a few model of that dream, it'll no longer be with out a struggle—one that might deposit Nicholas right into a deeply arguable second in American historical past. in contrast backdrop, Miles weaves an exhilarating, intimate narrative, chronicling the delivery of a striking Irish-American kinfolk within the face of 1 of the planet’s maximum human rights atrocities.

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