Patrick Daley is the great grandson of an Irish coal miner who was a dynamiter in the mines outside of Scranton PA at the turn of the century. He has been involved in genealogy research for ten years. He has published a newsletter called the Daley Record for the Daley Clan for six of those years. Pat’s extensive knowledge of the Irish miners in the early 20th century and also of the Spanish Flu pandemic that devastated so many families has culminated in this wonderful story of family love and tragedy. His novel Claddagh is the first of three consecutive stories. His newest, Pandemic, is a thrilling fictional story of the Spanish Flu reappearing in the year 2005 introduced into the population by terrorists.
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by Patrick Daley
Published: January 28, 2012
Seamus (Dynamite Jim) O’Bannon and his young wife Sarah and baby James leave their home and aftermath of the famine in Cork, Ireland to settle in a beautiful valley in Northeast Pennsylvania. Their journey takes many twists and turns and tragedy as they raise 8 children and face the dangers of World War I and the infamous Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918-1919.
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