It May Be Forever: An Irish Rebel on the American Frontier
It May Be Forever is a nineteenth century tale of adventure and tragedy, based upon the real-life story of Michael Quinn. To escape the grinding poverty of Irelands Great Famine, Michael and his family flee to England, where at age eight, Michael becomes a child laborer in a textile mill. As he grows older and more aware of British prejudice and discrimination, he is motivated to enlist with the Fenian rebels, a group determined to free Ireland from British colonial rule. Chronic unemployment, however, drives him to America, and defeat on the battlefield lands him on the untamed plains of the Wild West.
Faced with unaccustomed opportunity, Michael quickly abandons the fight against oppression and turns away from family and friends. Dreams of achieving a great fortune lead him to support the dispossession of Native Americans of their lands and livelihood. But after the massacre at Wounded Knee, demons of conscience rise up in terrible nightmares, and only a Lakota holy man offers the hope of redemption.
It May Be Forever is a cautionary tale, which shows how the many small decisions of life can create the most unintended consequences, and how easily a man of strong convictions may become that which he hates.
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Review: It May Be Forever: An Irish Rebel on the American FrontierUser Review - Sheila - Goodreads
This book was a very quick read. Not that it was short, but it was SO well written with very descriptive chapters that it was an easy read. I felt like I was in the story and I knew the characters. I ... Read full review
Chapter Four Famine Again
Chapter Six The Crossing
Chapter Seven American Fenian
Chapter Eight O Canada
Chapter Nine Taking Leave
Chapter Ten Becoming a Bullwhacker
Chapter Twelve Moving Up
Chapter Fifteen Making Business
Chapter Seventeen Off to the Gold Fields
Chapter Eighteen Moving to the River
Chapter Nineteen Where the Buffalo Roamed
Chapter TwentyOne Demons of the Night
Chapter TwentyTwo Strikes the Ree
Chapter TwentyThree Frontier No More
Chapter TwentyFour Facing Changes
Chapter Thirteen Hell on Wheels
Chapter Fourteen The Break
Chapter TwentySix Jamess Message