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Oh Danny Boy

Author: Rhys Bowen
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'Delightful... as ever, Bowen does a splendid job of capturing the flavour of early twentieth-century New York and bringing to life its warm and human inhabitants.' Publishers Weekly Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is contemplating giving up PI work for something a little less... exciting. Molly has had quite enough excitement recently, thank you very much. Especially from the handsome but deceptive NYPD captain Daniel Sullivan. She wants him out of her life for good. But when Daniel is accused of accepting bribes and lands himself in the Tombs, the notorious city jail, he begs Molly to help prove he was framed. After everything they've been through together, how can she turn him down? As Molly finds herself drawn further into Daniel's case, Molly begins to fear that his trouble is related to one of his investigations: catching a serial killer who is targeting prostitutes, known to the locals as the East Side Ripper . . . 'An evocative trip through Old New York... in the company of Irish immigrant Molly Murphy, a spirited and appealing guide.' SJ Rozan, author of Winter and Night 'Irish humour and gritty determination... with charm and optimism.' Anne Perry 'Molly grows ever more engaging against a vibrant background of New York's dark side at the turn of the century.' Kirkus Reviews


Oh Danny Boy

Author: Jerry Jerome
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Luc and Dan, two high school students at a Denver boys’ school, meet in the late 1970’s during the glitz and glitter of the disco era, and despite society’s censure of gay love, they, with the help of Luc’s ex-marine aunt, become enamored with each other. Oh, Danny Boy vividly describes their passion as it evolves into an intense love for each other while they become mature young men. This story of their lives is set in Colorado, New Orleans, and Hawaii, as well as San Francisco, where Luc struggles to resolve his doubts about his devotion to their relationship. Can he return to Dan and commit himself to the monogamous union Dan wants while they both complete college to become successful professionals, Luc a banker, Dan a famous lawyer? Neither can foresee the impact his decision and a looming pandemic will have on their lives.


Oh Danny Boy

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This pot of gold could hold more than they bargained for...Grand. Just grand. Clara Donovan's failure to keep her brother from going off the rails--again--is a public spectacle. Including a handsome stranger who puts down his guitar case to help her talk Seamus down from Farthing's tallest bridge.Everything about Danny Brady reminds Clara how many times she swore she'll never again be that pathetic, weak woman who got taken in by a good-looking man. Especially when, the next day, she walks into a new coffee shop in her little Irish town and discovers Danny's secret.Danny didn't lie--technically--about his coffee shop chain. He's just tired of women going after him for his wealth. Clara is a graceful, fiercely loyal, non-Irish Irish damsel in distress, a combination that tugs at his heart. A heart that's spent its share of time in pieces.Danny has never hesitated to go after what he wants, but melting Clara's defenses will take more than hot tea and charm. He'll have to prove he's made of stronger stuff--even when her past threatens to tear her carefully reconstructed world to shreds.


Danny Boy

Author: Malachy McCourt
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Everyone can hum this haunting Irish ballad that inevitably brings a tear to the eye. The most requested Irish song, it has been recorded by a variety of performers ranging from Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Kate Smith to the Pogues. The complete story of this moving tune has been shrouded in mystery until now. Where did "Danny Boy" originate, who actually wrote the lyrics, and is it even Irish? Acclaimed novelist, actor, memoirist, screenwriter, playwright, and raconteur, Malachy McCourt, turns his Irish eye to the song's complex history and myths in an eloquent ode to this classic. He traces the evolution of the music, which is one of more than 100 songs composed to the very same tune, including the familiar "Londonderry Air," and explores the enduring mystique of "Danny Boy" in an unforgettable tribute that brilliantly weaves history with folklore.


Danny Boy

Author: Henry Hack
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When veteran New York police officer Harry Cassidy violates his oath of office by allowing a despised bartender on his beat to die a cruel death, he must battle an internal investigation and his inner demons as he seeks redemption for betraying his shield. Complicating Harry's situation is a developing love affair with his chief inquisitor from Internal Affairs, Sergeant Susan Goldman, who fights her own emotional turmoil as she decides between her career ambitions and her love for Harry. After being wounded in a gunfight, Harry's fate is in the hands of Susan as she agonizes over her decision to betray him, or love him forever.


American History in Song

Author: Diane Holloway
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Songwriters dramatically captured the details of how Americans lived, thought and changed in the first half of the twentieth century. This book examines 1033 songs about WWI and WWII wars, presidents, Women’s Suffrage, Prohibition, the Great Depression, immigration, minority stereotypes, new modes of transportation, inventions, and the changing roles of men and women. America invited immigrants and went to war to ensure democracy but within its borders, lyrics display intolerant attitudes toward women, blacks, and ethnic groups. Songs covered labor strikes, communism, lynchings, women voting and working, love, sex, airships, radio, telephones, the lure of movies and new movie star role models, drugs, smoking, and the atom bomb.History books cannot match the humor, poignancy, poetry and thrill of lyrics in describing the essence of American life as we moved from a rural white male dominated society toward an urban democracy that finally included women and minorities.


Danny Boy

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Focusing on Danny, a 19 year-old junkie and thief, this debut novel explores the hellish drug and crime infested underworld of contemporary urban life.


I Heard My Country Calling

Author: James Webb
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In this brilliantly received memoir, former senator James Webb has outdone himself. It is rare in America that one individual is recognized for the highest levels of combat valor, as a respected member of the literary and journalistic world, and as a blunt-spoken leader in national politics. In this extraordinary memoir, Webb writes vividly about the early years that shaped such a remarkable personal journey. Webb’s mother grew up in the poverty-stricken cotton fields of East Arkansas. His father and lifetime hero was the first in many generations of Webbs, whose roots are in Appalachia, to finish high school. He flew bombers in World War II and cargo planes in the Berlin Airlift, graduated from college in middle age, and became an expert in the nation’s most advanced weaponry. Webb’s account of his childhood is a tremendous American saga as the family endures the constant moves and challenges of the rarely examined post–World War II military, with a stern but emotionally invested father, a loving mother who had borne four children by the age of twenty-four, a granite-like grandmother who held the family together during his father’s frequent deployments, and a rich assortment of aunts, siblings, and cousins. Webb tells of his four years at Annapolis in a voice that is painfully honest but in the end triumphant. His description of Vietnam’s most brutal battlefields breaks new literary ground. One of the most highly decorated combat Marines of that war, he is a respected expert on the history and conduct of the war. Webb’s novelist’s eyes and ears invest this work with remarkable power, whether he is describing the resiliency that grew from constant relocations during his childhood, the longing for his absent father, his poignant good-bye to his parents as he leaves for Vietnam, his role as a twenty-three-year-old lieutenant through months of constant combat, or his election to the Senate, where he was a leader on national defense, foreign policy, and economic fairness. This is a life that could happen only in America.


Random House Treasury of Year Round Poems

Author: Patricia Klein
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Celebrate each season of the year with this collection of more than 100 poems commemorating a broad scope of holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Cinco de Mayo, and Valentine's Day, as well as birthdays, anniversaries, the seasons, and the general passage of time. • Featuring 100-plus favorites from e.e. cummings, Emily Dickinson, Robert Herrick, Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, and more • Jacketed hardcover gift edition with a ribbon page marker From the Hardcover edition.


Danny Boy Stories 120 Letters

Author: D. C. Lee
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Is white-collar crime victimless? Often, it becomes a very deadly game when the powerful become greedy. This is the story of two young beginning reporters trying to survive in 1959. Together, they fight heroically, wade into the murky waters of widespread official fraud, corruption, murder, and engage in a new war against domestic abuse and violence! On his 19th birthday, Toby Miller has already experienced a lifetime of tragedy. There are always consequences to actions, and destiny has a difficult road for this engineering hopeful turned journalist, and his beautiful partner. Mob danger lurks around every corner, and professional challenges are a daily occurrence in a pressure-packed environment. Steering through the daily pitfalls of a new career and the dangers created by a deadly criminal enterprise, make Danny Boy Stories--120 Letters an exciting romantic adventure.