Keegan Murphy [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Sheila Straus
eBook Category: Historical Fiction
eBook Description: In 1919 Irish patriots mount a last desperate struggle for independence against their British overlords. As with all such struggles, the participants each have their own dreams and needs. Geoff Somervell-Turner takes wealth, privilege, and dominion for granted. He's the conqueror and quick to rage when crossed. Tynan O'Neill's soul smolders with a passion for freedom. He will wrest back control of his country if it costs his life. Alissa Hamilton is loved by both men, but she is determined to carve out her own life in the chaos swirling around her. Who will win? And at what cost?
eBook Publisher: The Fiction Works, Published: http://www.fictionworks.com, 2004
Fictionwise Release Date: July 2004
2 Reader Ratings:
"Ms. Straus lets you peek through the curtain of time to see what it is truly like to live in an unstable era where life and love become all the more precious because one never knows how long it can be enjoyed."--Tara Manderino, Sime~Gen Reviews
For over seven hundred years the British controlled the political, economic and social life of Ireland, and for as many years the Irish resisted British domination, fighting intensely at times and passively resisting at others.
Keegan Murphy takes place during the last two years of that struggle, the period known as the Irish War for Independence. The characters and the events in their daily lives are fictional; however, I have tried to present accurately the facts of the war.
Historians generally agree that between 1919-1921 no more than 15,000 Irish forces armed with shotguns, rifles, revolvers, and pitch forks fought in guerrilla fashion against 43,000 well-equipped British soldiers, including 7000 of the infamous Black and Tans. The Irish odds hadn't changed in seven hundred years.