Wherever Green Is Worn: The Story of the Irish Diaspora

Wherever Green Is Worn: The Story of the Irish Diaspora


By (author) Tim Pat Coogan


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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 768 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 51mm | 1,247g
  • Publication date: 18 October 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1403960143
  • ISBN 13: 9781403960146
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,831,314

Product description

The population of Ireland is five million, but 70 million call themselves Irish. Here is their story in all its richness and complexity. Tim Pat Coogan traveled around the world where green is indeed worn to talk to the people who weaved the tale of "a dream born in a herdsman's shed and the secret scriptures of the poor." Along with American presidents, best-selling authors and Riverdancers, Ireland gave the world a caring tradition borne by missionaries and teachers who spread a message of hope and the panorama of their life abroad comes alive in this magisterial work.

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Author information

Tim Pat Coogan is one of the best known journalists and historians in Ireland. Author, broadcaster, and former editor of the Irish Press, he has written several books, and two definitive works just published by Palgrave, "The Troubles "and "The IRA. "

Review quote

"A journey into our own psyche...Tim Pat Coogan has dug, Heaney-like, into the past while opening doors to faraway places."--Frank McCourt, author of "Angela's Ashes" "Rich in characterization and detail--not to mention the Coogan wit--this is an invaluable reference volume that belongs on the bookshelf of every Celtophile."--"Publishers Weekly"