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When I Am Going: Growing Up In Ireland and Coming to America, 1901-1927 by [Anne Crowley Ford, Daniel Ford]

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"The harvest days were so lovely. The air was still and full of ripening grain and flowers beginning to fade away. And one knew that fall was on its way. One evening I was going out and stood at the gate and wondered if there was anywhere in the world a place as beautiful as Ireland, the mist rising from the valley below and overhead a large golden moon. It looked like a big golden hoop, and you felt if you reached up you could touch it with your hand."

So writes Anne Crowley Ford in her unforgettable memoir of her girlhood at Kilnahone, a "townland" near Ballygarvan in the County Cork. Leaving Home was the sorrow of Annie's life. Toward the end of it, when she was living in the desert climate of Arizona, she wrote of the farmhouse she never saw again:

"There was always a sense of security in our life at Kilnahone. We never had to worry about moving. The place was our own, and in all my years in the United States I never felt that sense of security, on rainy nights the feeling of warmth with the rain pelting against the windows and the rain dripping against the house and the rustle of the leaves in the ash trees."

About the Author

Anne Crowley Ford was brought up in the County Cork but emigrated to America as a young woman, dying in Arizona in 1968. Toward the end of her life, she wrote this unforgettable memoir of her life in Ireland and how she came to leave for a foreign land. It was edited by her son, Daniel Ford, who has spent a lifetime reading and writing about the wars of the past hundred years, from the Irish rebellion of 1916 to the counter-guerrilla operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is best known for his history of the American Volunteer Group--the 'Flying Tigers' of the Second World War--and his Vietnam novel that was filmed as Go Tell the Spartans, starring Burt Lancaster. Most recently, he has turned to the invasion of Poland in 1939 by Germany and Soviet Russia. Most of his books and many shorter pieces are available for Amazon's Kindle ebook reader. He lives and works in New Hampshire.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00881P3X2
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Kilnahone Press; 2021st edition (June 8, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 8, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3646 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 82 pages
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Daniel Ford has spent a lifetime studying and writing about the wars of the past hundred years, from Ireland's war of liberation to America's invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. A U.S. Army veteran and a reporter in Vietnam, he wrote the novel that was filmed as 'Go Tell the Spartans', starring Burt Lancaster. As a historian, he is best known for his prize-winning study of the American Volunteer Group--the gallant 'Flying Tigers' of the Second World War. Most recently, he has written a memoir of his life so far: "Looking Back From Ninety: The Depression, the War, and the Good Life that Followed." Visit and sign up for a monthly newsletter about war, flying, and less important subjects.

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