A Passionate Girl

A Passionate Girl

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Beautiful, rebellious Bess Fitzmaurice is mesmerized by Dan McCaffrey, an American involved in the Fenian revolt against British tyranny when he appears in her family's house on May Eve 1865. Bess and her brother Michael get Dan to a ship and sail to America. But in America in 1865 Bess discovers among the Irish Fenians that money, power and patriotism are entangled in bewildering demoralizing ways. The Fenian invasion of Canada, and their goal to hold the English colony hostage for a Free Ireland, becomes a pawn in the power struggle between Washington and New York. When the American government double - crosses the Irish movement, forcing thousands of ex-Irish Civil War veterans to retreat back to the United States, acrimony engulfs the movement, resulting in Bess' brother Michael's murder. In despair, Bess quits the Fenians, finding love in the arms of former Union General Jonathan Stapleton. But their idyll is soon invaded by Dan McCaffrey, who forces her to choose between him and her new lovershow more

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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 163.6 x 242.3 x 42.9mm | 707.62g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0765306441
  • 9780765306449

About Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is the author of more than 40 books of fiction and history. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., the son of a powerful local politician, who gave him a lifelong interest in politics and history. He is the only writer in the seventy year history of the Book of the Month Club to win main selections in both fiction and nonfiction. His 1981 novel, "The Officers' Wives," won international acclaim, selling more than 2,000,000 copies." Liberty! The American Revolution" was listed as one of the eight best books of 1997 by the History Book Club.Fleming has made the Revolution his special field. Three of his books have won best-book-of-the-year citations from the American Revolution Round Table of New York. He has also demonstrated a sweeping grasp of the entire course of American history in West Point: "The Men and Times of the U.S. Military Academy, The New Dealers' War" and other books. Fleming is a senior scholar on the board of the National Center for the American Revolution. He is also a fellow of the Society of American Historians. He often appears as a commentator on PBS, the History Channel and A&E. He lives in New York.show more

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