A memoir of roots and rebellion in easter rising michael patrick macdonald tells the story of how he escaped old colony housing project, and learned to live again. Up to 20 books are listed, in descending order of popularity. Michael patrick macdonald born march 9, 1966 is an irishamerican activist against crime. The irish republican brotherhood, a descendent of the fenians, organized a rebellion on easter sunday, 1916. This was a difficult book to read, but am interested in my irish heritage and this was a very important book to learn about the easter rising and what a terrible part of history it was. The easter rising was a rebellion in dublin, ireland at easter in 1916. He is currently writing the screenplay of all souls for director ron shelton. What are the best books to read on the easter rising, the. Michael patrick macdonald in all souls, michael patrick macdonald told the story of the loss of four of his siblings to the violence, poverty and gangsterism of irish south boston. A powerfully redemptive story of escape from the irish.
Although easter rising was an interesting tour through the underground punk and indie scene permeating boston throughout the late 70s and early 80s, i have to say and this is going to sound horrible, there was an element of authenticity missing that macdonald captured so beautifully in his first book. In addition, he speaks of meeting older family members. A memoir of roots and rebellion paperback march 3, 2008 by michael patrick macdonald author. Kids will receive one out of four possible books including classics like. He has given over 300 campus lectures as his works are frequent first year experience selections at colleges and universities throughout the country. It was done to protest against british rule in ireland.
A very difference perspective on the rising with a strong human interest. Desperate to avoid the normal life of crime and drugs that surrounds him, michael crosses the bridge into the bigger world and reinvents himself in the burgeoning. It was carried out by members of the irish republican brotherhood and members of the irish citizens army. Jul 08, 2011 lenins article on the rising appears in o dudley edwards and f pyle eds, 1916. Ireland s easter rising of 1916 is one of the handful of modern historical events that instantly created its own mythology and changed millions of lives forever. His other books covered the rising but this one is a good companion book to his other books as it goes into detail of what happened during those fateful days. He also evidently created punk rock so they could find redemption, or so reads easter rising by michael patrick macdonald. In both ulster and catholic ireland militias were formed.
The old saying is that god invented whiskey to keep the irish from ruling the world. Behind the arches book online at best prices in india on. The easter rising and the blood sacrifice the irish. A longtime mcdonalds executive, easterbrook rose to become the companys president and ceo in march 2015.
The authors father took part in the easter rising and was one of the witnesses consulted for the book. Simple yet affecting followup to macdonalds raw debut memoir, all souls. That said, my favourite firsthand accounts about the period are as following. Author michael patrick macdonald discusses his book, easter rising, on october 3, 2006 as part of northeastern university libraries meet.
Macdonalds first book told of the loss of the authors four siblings to the violence, poverty, and. He more than lives up to my high expectations with his lyrical, moving, funny easter rising. Reading beyond the mcdonalds headlines by tom gallagher, ceo of dairy management inc. Mcdonalds is giving away books with happy meals again eater. Mcdonalds teamed up with publisher harper collins and nonprofit organization reading is fundamental for the book giveaway. Book michael patrick macdonald for speaking, events and. The previous book detailed in broad brushstrokes a difficult life growing up in the old colony housing project of prideful, irishcatholic south boston. Apr 09, 2018 im all for firsthand accounts, though they require some degree of knowledge of what is being discussed to full profit.
Mary lou mcdonald from south dublin and saying, dont you dare come down here and tell us. This second memoir assumes youve read all souls and know the basics of his experiences growing up with a single mother, on welfare, in a south boston neighborhood overtaken by crime, drugs, and youth suicidesso he doesnt go into detail about these things or indulge in any selfpity. Closequarter combat in the easter rising collins press 14. List of books and articles about easter rising online. Ms mcdonald, who led sinn feins easter rising commemoration, said those working on the front line put their lives at risk.
In easter rising he tells the story of how he got out. An irish american coming up from under by michael patrick macdonald 834 ratings, 3. Introduced by margaret maccurtain liberties press, dublin. In 2016, when the party timed its dublin ard fheis to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the easter rising, the event fell 12 days before polling day in the stormont election, leading to a. A memoir of roots and rebellion by michael patrick macdonald. Michael patrick macdonald helped launch bostons successful gunbuyback program and founded the south boston vigil group.
Easter rising tells the tale of michaels own youthful travels through the boston and new york music scene, and, in the second half of the book, how macdonald discovered his true self, an americanirishman born and raised in south boston, yet drawn to mother ireland. Boris johnson praises irelands easter rising commemorations 1916 leaders debunk the real man myth headed by dr lumsden and dr ella webb, st johns ambulance members, both men and women. Im all for firsthand accounts, though they require some degree of knowledge of what is being discussed to full profit. Simple yet affecting followup to macdonalds raw debut memoir, all souls 1999. This is a far more personal book than all souls, his first book, describing in vivid detail the brilliantly creative methods mr. An irish american coming up from under continues macdonalds personal story. Mar 03, 2005 a great writer tim pat coogan writes well about the easter rising of 1916 and discusses what went on in during the easter rising. A family story from southie and the acclaimed easter rising. An irish american coming up from under by michael patrick macdonald houghton mifflin, 248 pp. The revolutionary movement faced many problems from the beginning, including splintered leadership, disorganized support, opposition from moderate supporters of home rule, and prepared retaliation from the british. In easter rising, michael patrick macdonald delves deeper into memories of his southie childhood which he introduced in all souls. Easter rising simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mcdonalds recently generated headlines for the announcement that it is removing chocolate milk and cheeseburgers from its happy meal menu boards in the u. Opinion the sisterhood of the easter rising the new york.
Jan, 2015 mcdonalds teamed up with publisher harper collins and nonprofit organization reading is fundamental for the book giveaway. In the midst of world war i, the easter rising took place in dublin and throughout ireland in april, 1916. It started on april 24, 1916 and ended on april 29, 1916. It tells of his path out of southie, and the history of the 1980s punk subculture, punk ideologies, and postpunk music scenes. The 100th anniversary of the easter rising will climax in. Michael patrick macdonald is the author of the new york times bestselling memoir, all souls. Ireland prepares to mark easter rising centenary amid fears. A family story from southie told the story of the loss of four of his siblings to the violence, poverty. Michael patrick macdonald born march 9, 1966 is an irishamerican activist against crime and violence and author of his memoir, all souls. He was one of the seven leaders of the easter rising of 1916, a signatory of the proclamation of the irish republic and commandant of the 2nd battalion. Here are the times mcdonalds will be open during easter.
Press release for easter rising published by houghton mifflin. Michael patrick macdonald talks about his new book, all souls, and changing times in south boston. In all souls, macdonald told the heartbreaking story of the tragic deaths of four of his siblings and his familys suffering amidst a culture of. It is a story in two parts the first details growing up in. It contains the letters and statements of the leaders who were executed after the 1916 rising. He was one of the seven leaders of the easter rising of 1916, a signatory of the proclamation of the irish republic and commandant. Desperate to avoid the normal life of crime and drugs that surrounds him, michael crosses the bridge into the bigger world and reinvents himself in the burgeoning punk rock movement downtown. His second book, the highly acclaimed memoir easter rising, was published in 2006, and will be available in paperback from houghton mifflin in march, 2008.
A great writer tim pat coogan writes well about the easter rising of 1916 and discusses what went on in during the easter rising. Books about mcdonald family what should i read next. Steve easterbrook, englishborn business executive and accountant best known for reinvigorating mcdonalds corporation. Bbc to block mary lou mcdonalds ard fheis speech the irish.
The poems of pearse and the defiant statement by james connolly to his court martial are often quoted but i have always had a special gra for tom clarke. Contains unusual photographs from easter week 1916. Defying all the odds 1600 men, women and children went out on 24 april, easter monday, 1916 to fight for an independent ireland. Lenins article on the rising appears in o dudley edwards and f pyle eds, 1916. He helped to start bostons gunbuyback program, and founded the south boston vigil group, which works with survivor families and young people in bostons antiviolence movement. The poems of pearse and the defiant statement by james connolly to his court martial are often quoted but i. A guide to dublin in 1916 1916 rebellion walking tour. In easter rising michael patrick macdonald tells the story of how he escaped old colony housing project, and. Gerry adams on what must never be forgotten about easter 1916 rising.
The intention of their leaders, including patrick pearse and james connolly, was to end british rule in ireland and establish an independent thirtytwo county irish republic. The party held the event online because of the coronavirus restrictions. Book overview in all souls, michael patrick macdonald told the story of the loss of four of his siblings to the violence, poverty, and gangsterism of irish south boston. If youre heading to the royal easter show, skip the fried bollocksonastick and get this on the way home instead. Sep 27, 2006 easter rising tells the tale of michaels own youthful travels through the boston and new york music scene, and, in the second half of the book, how macdonald discovered his true self, an americanirishman born and raised in south boston, yet drawn to mother ireland. Easter rising by michael patrick macdonald about the book about the author a conversation with michael patrick macdonald advance praise for easter rising praise for all souls easter rising play list 2006 tour for michael patrick macdonald macdonald courageously continues to break southies silence in this tale of a. Macdonald used to cope, and ultimately survive, a series of unimaginable family tragedies. Easter rising tells the tale of michaels own youthful travels through the boston and new york music scene, and, in the second half of the book, how macdonald. On easter monday, between 1,000 and 1,500 irish volunteers and members of the irish citizen army seized the general post office and other key locations in dublin.1378 1250 297 916 800 1162 1438 1364 1616 261 744 303 1392 1449 383 361 961 810 1222 986 1545 97 1248 767 400 1375 1601 1394 57 1466 1589 1382 124 1078 157 285 364 620 650 944 1263 577 179 1239 178 392