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Author Harris, Stephen L.
Title Duffy's war : Fr. Francis Duffy, Wild Bill Donovan, and the Irish fighting 69th in World War I / Stephen L. Harris.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2006]
Edition First edition.

Author Harris, Stephen L.
Subject Duffy, Francis Patrick, 1871-1932.
Donovan, William J. (William Joseph), 1883-1959.
New York (State). National Guard. Infantry Regiment, 69th -- History.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Irish American.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American.
Irish American soldiers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Military chaplains -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 435 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-421) and index.
Summary The legendary "Fighting 69th" took part in five major engagements during World War I. This highly decorated unit was inspired by its chaplain, the famous Father Francis Duffy and commanded by "Wild Bill" Donovan. This book recounts in detail the full story of this famous outfit in World War I. The author illustrates the fascinating histories of early twentieth-century New York City and the Irish experience in America.--[book jacket].
Contents Prologue : "The war was the making of me" -- "Give me a man's job" -- "Shall we fight for England?" -- "Rainbow--there's the name for the division" -- "Did you ever go into an Irishman's shanty?" -- "Good-bye Broadway, hello France!" -- "It's a huge regiment now" -- "The people I like best are the Wild Irish" -- "A willing, bright, strong, clean lot" -- "Not a gloomy man in town" -- "Most pitiful and unsightly bunch of men I have ever seen" -- "We are all volunteers in this war" -- "In the wood they call the rouge bouquet" -- "Quiet sectors are not necessarily quiet" -- "From a Canny Scot to a Bold Irishman" -- It will be a happy day" -- "The last joy ride any of us'll ever get" -- "All you want now is guts and bayonets!" -- "I guess I have been born to be hanged" -- "We sure hated to see him get killed" -- "I have been very happy in command of the regiment" -- "Not a fight, but a promenade" -- "Over the river a thousand yawning dead" -- "You expected to have the pleasure of burying me" -- "We looked down from the last crest above Sedan" -- Epilogue : "We want him. We need him. He has earned it."
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781597973380 (electronic bk.)
1597973386 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 759524641
Additional Format Print version: Harris, Stephen L. Duffy's war. 1st ed. Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2006 1574886517 (DLC) 2006004222 (OCoLC)63692700

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