No Famine of Spirit

by Hank Manley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/18/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 394
ISBN : 9781491831724
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 394
ISBN : 9781491831700
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 394
ISBN : 9781491831717

About the Book

Thirteen year-old Daniel McCarty and his family are starving in Ireland at the height of the potato famine. The crop that feeds 60% of the entire population and 100% of the poor has completely failed. Daniel’s sister dies and his father is killed in a bar fight. The English landowner evicts Daniel and his mother from the squalid hut. The intrepid lad vows to emigrate to America. The journey is far more arduous than anticipated. The McCartys settle in the dangerous, gang infested, Five Points area of New York. The boy inherits a fishing boat and sails to Norfolk where he becomes involved in the famous sea battle between Merrimack and Congress. In Richmond, Daniel meets Harriett Hampton, daughter of Abner, who deceitfully arranges for the youngster to be conscripted into the Confederate Army as it prepares to march toward Gettysburg. Tragedy strikes the lovers at the end of the war, forcing Daniel to head west. In the cattle town of Abilene, all the characters converge in a smoky shootout that provides a startling conclusion to the action-packed story.

About the Author

Hank Manley has traveled the Bahamas and the Chesapeake Bay by boat for over thirty years. He traveled throughout Ireland researching the tragic potato famine period. He has written three non-fiction books on fishing, A Grand Quest, Beyond the Green Water and Tales of a Life Upon the Sea. He also wrote the action/adventure trilogy Bahama Snow, Bahama Payback and Bahama Reckoning as well as the thrillers Coral Cemetery, Fundamental Behavior, Vengeance and The Iron River. He has written one young adult book, A Sea Too Far. His first historical novel was entitled A Legacy of Honor. No Famine of Spirit is his second.