Hooligan s Alley

“Aye, may the Lord have mercy on the soul of Clooney Hooligan,” Patrick lamented. “'Twas a might persnickety but a respected farmer just the same. Died of the drink a week ago today. Took the oath many times but 'twas the pint that got ...

Hooligan   s Alley

Fueled with in-depth research and personal recollections, Hooligan’s Alley presents a historic novel embracing generations of early European immigrants and their amazing struggles. In the style of a novel, author Joanna Kelly tells the true story of Wilhelmina Huebner Metting, an orphaned farm girl who uprooted her life in Germany to search for an aunt living far away in America. Her quest took her to New York’s infamous Hell’s Kitchen, an area of overcrowded slums, lumberyards, slaughterhouses, factories, and immigrants troubled by poverty and violence. There, seventeen-year-old Wilhelmina started a seamstress business and kept cows on a vacant city lot. Wilhelmina was, above all things, a passionate social reformer. She encountered American society first during the Civil War, a time of great social unrest. Her involvement with the Colored Orphan Asylum put her in the center of the New York City Draft Riots, the largest uprising in the history of the United States. Wilhelmina’s story inspired Kelly, who fleshed out the few hard facts she could find with a lovingly researched fictional visit to a long-lost time and place in America’s history. “Joanna Kelly...draws special strength from her Quaker faith as well as her insatiable thirst for history in writing her first novel, Hooligan’s Alley. She is a gifted writer who explores her love of music, wildflowers, and passion for family in weaving this remarkable series of adventures that will set your heart to racing, while stretching your own recollections and imagination. Hooligan’s Alley is a must-read for New Yorkers and history lovers, and everyone who cares about origins and family.” —E. Barrie Kavasch best-selling author of The Medicine Wheel Garden

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Hooligan’s Alley
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Joanna Kelly
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-28 - Publisher: iUniverse

Fueled with in-depth research and personal recollections, Hooligan’s Alley presents a historic novel embracing generations of early European immigrants and their amazing struggles. In the style of a novel, author Joanna Kelly tells the true story of Wilhelmina Huebner Metting, an orphaned farm girl who uprooted her life in Germany
The Hooligan's Return
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Norman Manea
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-22 - Publisher: Yale University Press

Romanian exile Norman Manea’s internationally acclaimed memoir/novel, now available to English-language readers At the center of The Hooligan’s Return is the author himself, always an outcast, on a bleak lifelong journey through Nazism and communism to exile in America. But while Norman Manea’s book is in many ways a memoir,
The Hooligan's Table
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: David Martin
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01 - Publisher: iUniverse

After playing rugby, one of the most physically challenging games you can play, both sides shake hands and walk off the field together and then sit down to a pint and a meal. The Hooligan's Table showcases the spirit of camaraderie for which rugby is known around the world and
Hooligan
Language: es
Pages: 304
Authors: Philipp Winkler
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05 - Publisher:

Toda persona tiene dos familias. Aquella en la que nace y aquella por la que opta. Hooligan es la historia de Heiko Kolbe y quienes considera sus hermanos de sangre, hinchas de fútbol de la ciudad de Hannover. La madre de Heiko abandonó la familia cuando él era un niño;
Football Hooligans in England
Language: en
Pages: 56
Authors: Thomas Schachtebeck
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject English - Miscellaneous, grade: 2,0, Free University of Berlin (Fachbereich Englisch), course: Verttiefungsmodul Culture - Gender - Media II, language: English, abstract: Contents 1Introduction 2Spotlight on Football Hooligans - A Theoretical Background 2.1Defining the Terms "Hooligan" and "Hooliganism" 2.2The History of