The Famine Ships: Irish Exodus to America, 1846-51

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Tells the story of the courage of those who crossed the Atlantic in overcrowded sailing ships and made new lives for themselves, among them William Ford, father of Henry Ford and twenty six year old Patrick Kennedy, great-grandfather of John F. Kennedy.

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Edward Laxton is of Irish descent. He was the news editor of England's Daily Express and Daily Mirror for nearly thirty years. The Famine Ships is his second book. He lives in England.

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England's attempts to subdue its island neighbor are a sorry tale at best, but no invasion or repression could have done the incredible damage of the 1846 potato blight. For five years thereafter, the crop failure forced the Irish to flee their land in any way they could. Scott recites the horrific saga of their trials and travels, often in tones of underlying fury, yet mostly with a compassionate voice that underscores the terrible occasions described in Laxton's somewhat dry words. The work is episodic, random and, at times, repetitive, but Scott's sensibility and ability to bring to life the stilted tone of the era make this a worthwhile listening experience. S.B.S. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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