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1847 : a chronicle of genius, generosity & savagery / Turtle Bunbury.

Author/creator Bunbury, Turtle
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Dublin : Gill Books, [2016]
Descriptionxiii, 370 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Introduction : 1847: The year it all began -- January : -- New Year's Day, 1847 -- The Comanche Warriors & the Free-Thinking Germans ; -- February ; -- The Opium King & the Apostle of Temperance -- An Alabaman Reflects Upon New Orleans -- General Tom Thumb & the Prince of Humbugs ; -- March : -- Lola Montez & the King of Bavaria -- 'Oh! Susanna, Don't you Cry for Me' -- The Girl Who Liked Dinosaurs -- The Curse of Ignaz Semmelweis -- Pablo Fanque & Mr Kite -- The Choctaw Nation & the Great Famine ; -- April : -- Frederick Douglass Faces Home -- The Bombardment of Tourane, Vietnam -- The Birth of Cartier -- The Rise & Fall of Khan Kenesary -- Captain Baxter & the Barnstable Boys ; -- May : -- Felix Mendelssohn & the Swedish Nightingale -- 'Oh Give Me But Employ' ; -- June : -- Dr Fabre-Tonnerre's Polynesian Dictionary -- Abdülmecid: A Tale of Pianos, Telegraphs, Etiquette & Famine -- The Chicago Tribune -- Death in the Arctic ; -- July : -- Mormons on the March: of Roadometers, Choirs & Baseball -- Edward Lear & the Two Sicilys ; -- August : -- HMS Herald & HMS Pandora: A Chronicle of Panama Belles, Irish Colonies & Giant Tortoises ; -- September : -- Johann Gramp's Succulent Vines; Mexico Has Fallen, or How the USA Grew by a Third -- The Tsar's Bizarre Circus War -- Royal Scandal in The House of Bourbon -- Extracts From The Norfolk News ; -- October : -- A Messianic Earthquake -- Werner Siemens & The Gutta-Percha Tree ; -- November : -- Captain Hanson Gregory, Doughnut Inventor -- Abide With Henry Lyte -- The Murder of a 'Divine Servant' ; -- December : -- Camila O'gorman & the Jesuit -- The King of Crackers -- Richard Burton's Simian Dictionary ; -- Appendix 1: The New House at Lisnavagh -- Appendix 2: Literary Notes for 1847.
Abstract Rediscover the events, characters and pioneering spirit that helped create the modern world in 1847, this eclectic collection of events, stories and character portraits -- Source other than Library of Congress.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 305-354) and index.
LCCN 2016416635
ISBN9780717168347
ISBN0717168344

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