The Resource Saint patrick's battalion, James Alexander Thom, (electronic resource)

Saint patrick's battalion, James Alexander Thom, (electronic resource)

Label
Saint patrick's battalion
Title
Saint patrick's battalion
Statement of responsibility
James Alexander Thom
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A stirring fictional account of the amazing real-life story of John Riley, an Irishman who led his men to desert the American military during the Mexican-American War, as seen through the eyes of two memorable narrators.It is June 1845, and Paddy Quinn is a camp boy for the American army-which, by order of President Polk, is bound for Mexico. A young man with journalistic aspirations, Paddy writes letters for illiterate soldiers and learns that, like him, many are Irish, including the enigmatic John Riley. Riley rattles camp hierarchy when he rails against the brutal treatment of Irish soldiers, but he soon goes further, sneaking away at night to switch sides. Riley is not alone. Fed up with mistreatment and drawn by a Catholic bond, Irish, German, and other soldiers join Mexico. Led by Riley, a corps of Irishman called the San Patricios-in English, St. Patrick's Battalion-fights for the enemy in the war's major campaigns. But when they are captured, their resolve is tested in the extreme-as are Paddy's loyalties, to his country and to the man he most admires.Alternating between Paddy's account and that of Augustin Juvero, a Mexican soldier, nationally bestselling author James Alexander Thom constructs an enlightening novel about war, duty, and loyalty, and draws intriguing parallels to our current conflict in Iraq in his most powerful and relevant novel since Follow the River
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by William Dufris
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Saint patrick's battalion, James Alexander Thom, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT10755941
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 streaming audio file (10hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400123032
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10755941
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10755941
System control number
  • (Sirsi) MWT10755941
  • MWT10755941
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
Tape width
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