Buy Used
$3.58
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping, 24/7 Customer Service, and package tracking. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Dust jacket in Has dustjacket condition.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Gaels of Laughter and Tears Hardcover – October, 1995


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover, October, 1995
"Please retry"
$97.94 $0.01
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Waterford Books; 1ST edition (October 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964926806
  • ISBN-13: 978-0614112665
  • ASIN: 0614112664
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,210,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

George E. Condon wrote a weekly column for the Cleveland Plain Dealer (and other Cleveland standards) for 35 years. His style captured the humor and wit of a previous age; he was often compared to an early tongue-in-cheek Twain. Condon's books on his beloved city were bestsellers in the 1960's. His most famous book, "Cleveland: The Best Kept Secret," coined the tourist slogan used by the city for years. His collected columns "Laughter from the Rafters" has a foreword written by his contemporary and fellow Clevelander, Bob Hope.

In Gaels, Condon reveled in his retirement by independently publishing a little handbook of the weird and wonderful stories that he collected as a child in the city and in all his years on the "City Beat." Hard to find and published only in small batches, Gaels is Condon at his rakish best, an inside joke only meant for his drinking buddies and family. Consistently hilarious and a poignant portrait of the Irish in early and mid 20th century Cleveland, each vignette is illustrated by Dick Dugan, a cartoonist (of the old ink and brush type) with the Plain Dealer for almost as long as Condon.

A great gift for the Irish in the family and a rare and beautiful piece of literature from an age of journalism that has passed into history.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By A Customer on January 21, 1998
I loved this book and recommend it to anyone who is Irish. Gosh, we are close to St. Patrick's Day already. I must order copies. Bede Opari
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again