The Times I've Known

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Xlibris Corporation, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
He was born right at the beginning of the "swinging" 1960s in London, England. His family strive to make ends meet, but for a variety of reasons, a few short years later, they move back to Catholic Ireland with his two Irish parents and one sister. There wasn't much happening in Ireland those days. But tumultuous changes were in the offing as backwoods Ireland was to be transformed into a model of economic and social ideals. In many ways, the author's story reflects these events as both he and his country are carried along by the tidal wave of progression. This tale follows him from Cosmopolitan London to the most rural of Ireland's green pastures, into small towns, and then its capital, Dublin. In this, his first book, he attempts to tell his life's story with not only his country but also the whole wide world as a backdrop to show more clearly the astonishing advancements and the terrible incongruity of mankind as it contrives to kill, maim, and starve each other alongside the destruction of our beautiful planet. And in this, he readily identifies the complex nature of his own character that mirrors in many ways the awful truth about the human condition. It is this duality of his nature that has brought him to this point in his life, to where he stands now today. All of what's contained between these sheets is factual, but the author fervently wishes they weren't. But as with the tidal ebb, life goes on and with it hope. And love.
 

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Contents

Dedication
7
Prologue
9
Chapter 1
15
Chapter 2
18
Chapter 3
24
Chapter 4
29
Chapter 5
37
Chapter 6
42
Chapter 34
225
Chapter 35
229
Chapter 36
236
Chapter 37
241
Chapter 38
246
Chapter 39
252
Chapter 40
257
Chapter 41
264

Chapter 7
66
Chapter 8
72
Chapter 9
80
Chapter 10
83
Chapter 11
89
Chapter 12
93
Chapter 13
98
Chapter 14
104
Chapter 15
109
Chapter 16
112
Chapter 17
117
Chapter 18
122
Chapter 19
127
Chapter 20
131
Chapter 21
135
Chapter 22
142
Chapter 23
149
Chapter 24
153
Chapter 25
158
Chapter 26
168
Chapter 27
179
Chapter 28
188
Chapter 29
195
Chapter 30
200
Chapter 31
204
Chapter 32
212
Chapter 33
218
Chapter 42
272
Chapter 43
277
Chapter 44
284
Chapter 45
290
Chapter 46
295
Chapter 47
302
Chapter 48
308
Chapter 49
314
Chapter 50
321
Chapter 51
327
Chapter 52
331
Chapter 53
337
Chapter 54
343
Chapter 55
349
Chapter 56
355
Chapter 57
362
Chapter 58
369
Chapter 59
374
Chapter 60
378
Chapter 61
384
Chapter 62
390
Chapter 63
395
Chapter 64
401
Chapter 64
409
Chapter 65
414
Epilogue
427
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