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Footprints Across America free pdf Inspired by the adventures of a hardy nineteenth-century Irish emigrant to America, Mici Mac Gabhann, who detailed his exploits in the Irish language book Rotha Mor an tSaoil, Michael McMonagle undertakes an epic journey to retrace his steps. Following his journey from New York to the Klondike Gold Rush, he traverses the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains of Montana, and the vast Alaskan wilderness. As he compares the America that Mici encountered in the late nineteenth century with that of the twenty-first century, the author provides a unique perspective on a very different America. Footprints Across America weaves the two journeys together and highlights the strong links between both eras. We are brought to historic places like Butte and Dawson City, mining ghost towns, Native American reservations, ranch houses and isolated Alaskan villages. We are dragged up mountains and down rivers. In these out-of-the-way places, the voices of cowboys, shamans, exotic dancers, soldiers, chancers, miners and Native Americans emerge to paint an insightful picture of life in America today, while the author also paints a compelling picture of the life of an immigrant caught up in the excitement of the Gold Rush. Michael McMonagle is an entertaining, easy-going and humorous travel companion who has an empathetic ear for the people he encounters and an observant eye for the natural world. In Footprints Across America he reveals the diverse and fascinating nature of America, then and now.

About Michael McMonagle

Michael McMonagle was born in 1953. A graduate of University College Dublin and University of Dundee, he has worked in community development and as a manager of children's services within the Health Service Executive. He is currently a director of the Lifestart Foundation and chairperson of Tir Boghaine Teo. His interests include sea kayaking, cycling, hiking, wildlife, trees and conservation. He lives with his family in Mountcharles, County Donegal. His previous travel book is called Walking the Back Roads: A Journey from Donegal to Clonmacnoise (Appletress Press, 2008).

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Author : Michael McMonagle
Publisher : Orpen Press
Data Published : 13 November 2013
ISBN : 1909895288
EAN : 9781909895287
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 220 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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