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LocationClark County
Call NoPLAY Pule
TitleVoyage of mercy playaway : the USS Jamestown, the Irish famine, and the remarkable story of America's first humanitarian mission / Stephen Puleo.
AuthorPuleo, Stephen. author.
CollectionAudio Play NF
Total Circ0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101852775PLAY Pule9/17/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781250779243
International Standard Book Number 1250779243
Personal Name Puleo, Stephen. author.
Title Statement Voyage of mercy playaway : the USS Jamestown, the Irish famine, and the remarkable story of America's first humanitarian mission / Stephen Puleo.
Edition Statement Unabridged.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Solon, Ohio : Playaway Digital Audio ; [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, 2020.
Physical Description 1 sound media player (approximately 10 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 9 x 6 cm.
General Note Previously released by Macmillan Audio 2020.
Participant or Performer Note Read by Sean Patrick Hopkins.
Summary, Etc. More than 5,000 ships left Ireland during the great potato famine in the late 1840s, transporting the starving and the destitute away from their stricken homeland. The first vessel to sail in the other direction, to help the millions unable to escape, was the USS Jamestown, a converted warship, which left Boston in March 1847 loaded with precious food for Ireland. In an unprecedented move by Congress, the warship had been placed in civilian hands, stripped of its guns, and committed to the peaceful delivery of food, clothing, and supplies in a mission that would launch America's first full-blown humanitarian relief effort. Captain Robert Bennet Forbes and the crew of the USS Jamestown embarked on a voyage that began a massive eighteen-month demonstration of soaring goodwill against the backdrop of unfathomable despair-one nation's struggle to survive, and another's effort to provide a lifeline. The Jamestown mission captured hearts and minds on both sides of the Atlantic, of the wealthy and the hardscrabble poor, of poets and politicians. Forbes' undertaking inspired a nationwide outpouring of relief that was unprecedented in size and scope, the first instance of an entire nation extending a hand to a foreign neighbor for purely humanitarian reasons. It showed the world that national generosity and brotherhood were not signs of weakness, but displays of quiet strength and moral certitude. In Voyage of Mercy, Stephen Puleo tells the incredible story of the famine, the Jamestown voyage, and the commitment of thousands of ordinary Americans to offer relief to Ireland, a groundswell that provided the collaborative blueprint for future relief efforts, and established the United States as the leader in international aid. The USS Jamestown's heroic voyage showed how the ramifications of a single decision can be measured not in days, but in decades.
System Details Note Issued on Playaway LIGHT, a dedicated audio media player.
System Details Note Requires one set of earphones and one AAA battery for playback.
Subject-Personal Name Forbes, R. B. (Robert Bennet), 1804-1889.
Subject-Personal Name Mathew, Theobald, 1790-1856.
Subject Jamestown (Sloop of war) History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Famines History 19th century. Ireland
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Food relief History 19th century. Ireland
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Food relief, American Ireland.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Ireland History Famine, 1845-1852.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Foreign economic relations Ireland.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Ireland Foreign economic relations United States.
Index Term-Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Index Term-Genre/Form Playaway (Brand name)
Added Entry, Personal Name Hopkins, Sean Patrick. narrator.
Added Entry, Corporate Name Macmillan Audio (Firm)
Added Entry, Corporate Name Findaway World, LLC.
Added Entry, Corporate Name Playaway Digital Audio.

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