This week on Well Read, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Timothy Egan will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest work of historical nonfiction, The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero (2016). Publishing in March, Egan’s account tells the tale of the “insufficiently remembered” Thomas Francis Meagher: Irish nationalist, U.S. Civil War veteran, and, at one time, Acting Governor of the Territory of Montana. An inspiring and gripping portrait, The Immortal Irishman will undoubtedly join the ranks of Egan’s other award-winning biographies, including Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis (2012) and The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America (2009). In the video clip above, Egan recalls his first run-in with Meagher while graciously demonstrating the correct pronunciation of his somewhat deceptive last name (no, it doesn’t rhyme with “eager”).
To watch his full conversation with Tazioli and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule for this Friday, February 26th.
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