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Wherever Green Is Worn

The Story of the Irish Diaspora

Tim Pat Coogan

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

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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“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

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  • Tim Pat Coogan

  • 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.
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    Wherever Green Is Worn

    The Story of the Irish Diaspora

    Tim Pat Coogan

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