Danny Boy

The Legend Of The Beloved Irish Ballad

Author: Malachy McCourt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0762455004

Category: History

Page: 144

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Everyone can hum this haunting Irish ballad that inevitably brings a tear to the eye. The most requested Irish song, it has been recorded by a variety of performers ranging from Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Kate Smith to the Pogues. The complete story of this moving tune has been shrouded in mystery until now. Where did "Danny Boy" originate, who actually wrote the lyrics, and is it even Irish? Acclaimed novelist, actor, memoirist, screenwriter, playwright, and raconteur, Malachy McCourt, turns his Irish eye to the song's complex history and myths in an eloquent ode to this classic. He traces the evolution of the music, which is one of more than 100 songs composed to the very same tune, including the familiar "Londonderry Air," and explores the enduring mystique of "Danny Boy" in an unforgettable tribute that brilliantly weaves history with folklore.
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Danny Boy

Author: Jenny Oldfield

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444905716

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Danny Boy is an energetic black colt, new to the ranch. Out on the trail, a guest's poor judgement brings Danny down. Trapped on a ledge, there's no way of reaching him - until Kirstie remembers some disused silver mine workings. Could an old site plan help her to carry out a daring rescue?
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Danny Boy

Author: Henry Hack

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627934081

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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When veteran New York police officer Harry Cassidy violates his oath of office by allowing a despised bartender on his beat to die a cruel death, he must battle an internal investigation and his inner demons as he seeks redemption for betraying his shield. Complicating Harry's situation is a developing love affair with his chief inquisitor from Internal Affairs, Sergeant Susan Goldman, who fights her own emotional turmoil as she decides between her career ambitions and her love for Harry. After being wounded in a gunfight, Harry's fate is in the hands of Susan as she agonizes over her decision to betray him, or love him forever.
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'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy'

Watching 'Where Eagles Dare'

Author: Geoff Dyer

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 1524747580

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Geoff Dyer's earlier book on film, Zona, was about Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker, so it was perhaps inevitable that he should next devote his unique critical and stylistic energies to Brian G. Hutton's Where Eagles Dare. A thrilling Alpine adventure starring a magnificent, bleary-eyed Richard Burton and a dynamically lethargic Clint Eastwood, Where Eagles Dare is the apex of 1960s war movies, by turns enjoyable and preposterous. 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy' is Geoff Dyer's hilarious tribute to a film he has loved since childhood: it's a scene-by-scene analysis—or should that be send-up?—taking us from it's snowy, Teutonic opening credits to its vertigo-inducing climax.
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Oh Danny Boy

Author: Rhys Bowen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472118421

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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'Delightful... as ever, Bowen does a splendid job of capturing the flavour of early twentieth-century New York and bringing to life its warm and human inhabitants.' Publishers Weekly Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is contemplating giving up PI work for something a little less... exciting. Molly has had quite enough excitement recently, thank you very much. Especially from the handsome but deceptive NYPD captain Daniel Sullivan. She wants him out of her life for good. But when Daniel is accused of accepting bribes and lands himself in the Tombs, the notorious city jail, he begs Molly to help prove he was framed. After everything they've been through together, how can she turn him down? As Molly finds herself drawn further into Daniel's case, Molly begins to fear that his trouble is related to one of his investigations: catching a serial killer who is targeting prostitutes, known to the locals as the East Side Ripper . . . 'An evocative trip through Old New York... in the company of Irish immigrant Molly Murphy, a spirited and appealing guide.' SJ Rozan, author of Winter and Night 'Irish humour and gritty determination... with charm and optimism.' Anne Perry 'Molly grows ever more engaging against a vibrant background of New York's dark side at the turn of the century.' Kirkus Reviews
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Danny Boy Stories - The Family Unrelated

Author: D C Dan Lee

Publisher: Danny Boy Stories

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Five stories following members of the same graduating class into their future. Romance, Adventure, Mob Crime, all part of these five stories. Inspired by real events. "The Trickster"; "Music Maestro"; "Quiet One"; "Limelight"; "Cup O' Music".
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Danny Boy Stories - Defining Heroes

Author: D. C. 'Dan' Lee

Publisher: Danny Boy Stories

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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Three exciting adventures in one volume. Action, Romance, Cops, Killers, Journalist, all define the meaning of "Hero".Black 'till Daylight--A police officer, eluding cop killers, faces a fate worse than death itself.Old Man, Cop--Features cop tales, told by an Old Man, while small town officers elude death at the hands of a gunman bent on massacring church school children, a quarreling couple, and a sniper.Josh Jones, An Unwilling Hero--Our most popular E-book, features a small town journalist who unwittingly falls into deadly situation after situation. Poignant and Romantic.All three novellas are available as separate E-books.
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Danny Boy Stories--120 Letters

Author: D. C. Lee

Publisher: Danny Boy Stories

ISBN: 1482772760

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Is white-collar crime victimless? Often, it becomes a very deadly game when the powerful become greedy. This is the story of two young beginning reporters trying to survive in 1959. Together, they fight heroically, wade into the murky waters of widespread official fraud, corruption, murder, and engage in a new war against domestic abuse and violence! On his 19th birthday, Toby Miller has already experienced a lifetime of tragedy. There are always consequences to actions, and destiny has a difficult road for this engineering hopeful turned journalist, and his beautiful partner. Mob danger lurks around every corner, and professional challenges are a daily occurrence in a pressure-packed environment. Steering through the daily pitfalls of a new career and the dangers created by a deadly criminal enterprise, make Danny Boy Stories--120 Letters an exciting romantic adventure.
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