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    A Road Less Travelled: Tales of the Irish Missionaries (Paperback) By (author) Aidan Clerkin, By (author) Brendan Clerkin, Contributions by Tom Arnold, Contributions by John O Shea, Contributions by S. M. A. Sean Healy, Contributions by Justin Kilcullen, Contributions by Sean Brady, Contributions by Archbishop Alan Harper, Contributions by Denis O Brien

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    DescriptionIrish missionaries have left enduring and valuable legacies in fields as diverse as medicine, education, politics, ecology, and sport. In the course of their work, they face enormous challenges. They must adapt to the harsh environments of jungles, deserts, or city slum; wrestle with obscure languages; and offer respite to the victims of war, famine, or tribal violence. Some have paid a high price at the hands of bandits, hostile regimes, or tropical diseases. These men and women have had unique adventures, misadventures, and truly extraordinary experiences. This book provides vivid personal accounts of the most memorable experiences in their adopted homes. The stories they tell are amusing, informative, and in some cases harrowing - but always engrossing.

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    A Road Less Travelled
    Tales of the Irish Missionaries
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aidan Clerkin, By (author) Brendan Clerkin, Contributions by Tom Arnold, Contributions by John O Shea, Contributions by S. M. A. Sean Healy, Contributions by Justin Kilcullen, Contributions by Sean Brady, Contributions by Archbishop Alan Harper, Contributions by Denis O Brien
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9781846823176
    ISBN 10: 184682317X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BISAC V2.8: REL010000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: HRCX7
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CATHOL
    BISAC V2.8: REL045000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000, REL015000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBR
    DC22: 266.023
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: BV2240.I73 R63 2011
    BISAC region code:
    DC22: 266.0234
    DC23: 266.0234
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/LIFEAS
    Thema V1.0: QRM, NHTB, NHD, QRVS4
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, map
    Four Courts Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Four Courts Press Ltd
    Publication date
    20 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Aidan Clerkin was born in Co. Donegal. He works as an educational researcher at St Patrick's College, Dublin. Brendan Clerkin is a Chartered Accountant and Tax Consultant. His first book, No Hurry in Africa, detailed his experiences while volunteering in Kenya.