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Saint Patrick's Battalion

(2006)
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They were proud and doomed, Irish rogue cannoneers under a green silk banner, fighting against their former comrades-in-arms to defend Catholic Mexico against the invading U.S. Army. Their choices were to win, die in battle, or hang as deserters. To the Mexicans they were heroic saviors, but they were seen as despicable traitors by the West Point officers who faced their grapeshot and cannonballs on every major battlefield Matamoros to Mexico City. Survivors of the Irish battalion's deadly gunnery would later lead armies against each other in Civil War, many of them - Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Braxton Bragg - ironically deemed the same sort of traitors. This astonishing true tale from an almost forgotten war is told through the eyes of two boys who know and admire the idealistic Irish leader John Riley: an Army camp errand boy who keeps a diary, and a Mexican military school cadet whose widowed mother becomes the Irishman's tragic lover.

Genre: Historical

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August 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Saint Patrick's Battalion: A Novel
Author(s): JAMES ALEXANDER Thom
ISBN: 0-345-44556-2 / 978-0-345-44556-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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November 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: St. Patrick's Battalion: A Novel of the Mexican-American War
Author(s): James Alexander Thom
ISBN: 0-9799240-7-3 / 978-0-9799240-7-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blue River Press
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November 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Saint Patrick's Battalion: A Novel
Author(s): James Alexander Thom
ISBN: 1-4001-0303-7 / 978-1-4001-0303-4 (USA edition)
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November 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Saint Patrick's Battalion: A Novel
Author(s): James Alexander Thom
ISBN: 1-4001-3303-3 / 978-1-4001-3303-1 (USA edition)
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November 2006 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Saint Patrick's Battalion: A Novel
Author(s): James Alexander Thom
ISBN: 1-4001-5303-4 / 978-1-4001-5303-9 (USA edition)
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October 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Saint Patrick's Battalion: A Novel
Author(s): James Alexander Thom
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Title: Saint Patrick's Battalion: A Novel
Author(s): James Alexander Thom
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April 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: St. Patrick Battalion
Author(s): James Alexander Thom
Publisher: Blue River Press
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