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Atlantic and transatlantic

sketches afloat and ashore. By Captain Mackinnon.
  • 332 Pages
  • 4.52 MB
  • English
Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michigan Library
American history, History, History - U.S., History: American, USA, United States - General, History / United States / Ge
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8509371M
ISBN 101425533167
ISBN 139781425533168

Atlantic and transatlantic: sketches afloat and ashore by Mackinnon, L. (Lauchlan Bellingham), Publication date Topics Voyages and travels Book from the collections of University of California Language English.

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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, June McCann’s stunning sixth novel is a brilliant tribute to his loamy, lyrical and complicated Irish homeland, and an ode to the ties that, across time and space, bind Ireland and book begins with three transatlantic crossings, each a novella within a novel: Frederick Douglas’s visit to Ireland; the flight of British aviators /5().

About TransAtlantic. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS In the National Book Award–winning Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann thrilled readers with a marvelous high-wire act of fiction that The New York Times Book Review called “an emotional tour de force.”.

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Two aviators - Alcock and Brown - set course for a nonstop flight across the Atlantic to County Galway in a converted bomber. The second transatlantic encounter is set in Dublin and.

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