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Waterbury Irish

Author : Janet Maher
ISBN : 9781625852663
Genre : Literary Collections
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The hard work of nineteenth-century Irish immigrants in Waterbury helped place the city on the map as the Brass Capital of the World. In the early years of immigration, Irish Catholics held Mass in secret, but eventually beautiful churches were built, attracting the most revered clergy in Connecticut. Soon Irish and Irish Americans established themselves as city leaders and professionals in the community. Dr. Charles A. Monagan was a founding member of St. Mary’s Hospital, while his son John later became mayor. Some achieved fame through their excellence in sports, such as Roger Connor, who held a long-standing record for career home runs until it was broken by Babe Ruth. Detailed research and oral histories from living descendants bring to light the remarkable Waterbury Irish legacy.

A Brief History Of Waterbury

Author : Edith Reynolds
ISBN : 9781625842602
Genre : Travel
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In 1681, just twenty-eight humble log cabins built around a marshy green made up what is today Waterbury, Connecticut. The town flourished, and by 1850, its brass- and button-making industries welcomed the Industrial Revolution. When the call came for the Civil War and World Wars I and II, Waterbury gave generously: buttons, to adorn United States military uniforms; and young soldiers, to fight for freedom and become heroes. A Brief History of Waterbury details the ebb and flow of this Connecticut town, the climb to its height, the struggles through adversity and scandal and the glory of modern-day triumphs. In this endlessly intriguing account, authors Edith Reynolds and John Murray uncover the true reaches of Waterbury's dynamic spirit.

Wicked Waterbury

Author : Edith Reynolds
ISBN : WISC:89096709894
Genre : History
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At the turn of the twentieth century, a trend of crime and corruption began in Waterbury that would forever tarnish Connecticut's "Brass City."

Bill O Reilly S Legends And Lies The Patriots

Author : David Fisher
ISBN : 9781627797887
Genre : History
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The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historical docudrama Legends and Lies: The Patriots, an exciting and eye-opening look at the Revolutionary War through the lives of its leaders The American Revolution was neither inevitable nor a unanimous cause. It pitted neighbors against each other, as loyalists and colonial rebels faced off for their lives and futures. These were the times that tried men's souls: no one was on stable ground and few could be trusted. Through the fascinating tales of the first Americans, Legends and Lies: The Patriots reveals the contentious arguments that turned friends into foes and the country into a warzone. From the riots over a child's murder that led to the Boston Massacre to the suspicious return of Ben Franklin, the "First American;" from the Continental Army's first victory under George Washington's leadership to the little known southern Guerilla campaign of "Swamp Fox" Francis Marion, and the celebration of America's first Christmas, The Patriots recreates the amazing combination of resourcefulness, perseverance, strategy, and luck that led to this country's creation. Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that brings this important history to vivid life, and told in the same fast-paced, immersive narrative as the first Legends and Lies, The Patriots is an irresistible, adventure-packed journey back into one of the most storied moments of our nation's rich history.

Hiroko S American Kitchen

Author : Hiroko Shimbo
ISBN : 9781449409784
Genre : Cooking
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125 new recipes that highlight the best of Japanese cuisine, but in new, simpler ways.

The Power Of Call

Author : Martha Carswell Pennington
ISBN : 0940753030
Genre : Education
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the field of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) written by specialists in specific areas of electronic media. It is designed to be an accessible treatment of CALL for educators and would also make a suitable textbook for a course on CALL. The book includes nine chapters, each written by an authority in the area of the chapter content. The material is divided into three sections: Background, Technology and Language Skills.

Vanishing Ireland

Author : James Fennell
ISBN : WISC:89093172419
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A unique collection of portraits and interviews introduce the people and customs that shaped the cultural identity of the Irish nation Taking readers back to an Ireland virtually unrecognizable to today's generation, this collection of stunning photographs and evocative interviews documents the dying ways and traditions of Irish life. Through their own words and memories, 64 men and women transport readers to a time when people lived off the land and the sea, music and storytelling were essential parts of life, and a person was defined by their trade. Divided into five parts?Children of the Field, Children of the Music, Children of the Horse, Children of the Trade, and Children of the Water?this collection brings together the stories of those who lived through Ireland's formative years. We hear of children harassed by the Black and Tans, céilís in kitchens, the rigors of working in the fields, the wonder of electricity, and the devastation of emigration. From coalminers to saddlers, farmers to fishermen, along with horse dealers, publicans, housemaids, and musicians, these remarkably poignant interviews and photographs, in their simplicity and honesty, will make readers laugh and cry but, above all, will provide a valuable chronicle that connects the 21st century Irish to a rapidly disappearing world.

Zip Code Directory

Author : Arrow Publications
ISBN : 0913450855
Genre : Zip codes
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Area code directory by state, city and area code number ; detailed zip code maps of principal cities ; special mail services & UPS ; alphabetical list of all cities & towns ; latest postal rates--domestic & foreign ; convenient weights and measures ; metric conversion charts.

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