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Sweet Liberty

(1996)
Travels in Irish America
A non fiction book by

 
 
Award-winning novelist and journalist Joseph O'Connor's passion for America began during his childhood holidays in the beautiful west of Ireland wilderness of Connemara, populated by Gaelic speakers, sheep, and American tourists. His growing love affair with all things American inspired the adventure that "Sweet Liberty" chronicles: a tour across the United States to visit nine towns called Dublin, with stops at the great cities and landmarks in between, including New York, Las Vegas, Graceland, and the Grand Canyon. Along the way, he wittily deconstructs the legends of a whole pantheon of Irish-American heroes, from John F. Kennedy to Billy the Kid. Joe offers illuminating insight into the musicological culture of America, revealing its many immigrant influences, not least when he ponders Elvis' Irish roots and uncovers the secret relationship between William Butler Yeats and The Everly Brothers. Hilarious, poignant and unforgettable, "Sweet Liberty" transcends the usual boundaries of travel writing as it explores today's social concerns, and celebrates the breathtaking diversity of the Irish influence on America.


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August 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sweet Liberty: Travels in Irish America
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
ISBN: 1-57098-105-1 / 978-1-57098-105-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
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March 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sweet Liberty: Travels In Irish America
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
ISBN: 0-330-33322-4 / 978-0-330-33322-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sweet Liberty: Travels in Irish America
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
ISBN: 0-09-953245-X / 978-0-09-953245-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sweet Liberty: Travels in Irish America
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
ISBN: 1-57098-151-5 / 978-1-57098-151-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
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March 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Egon Ronay's Mlc Guide 1994: Travels in Irish America
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
ISBN: 0-330-33323-2 / 978-0-330-33323-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador, London
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sweet Liberty: Travels in Irish America
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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