The Incredible Mr Kavanagh Donald McCormick

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Published: 1960

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198 pages


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The Incredible Mr Kavanagh  by  Donald McCormick

The Incredible Mr Kavanagh by Donald McCormick
1960 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 198 pages | ISBN: | 8.12 Mb

Arthur Kavanagh was born in Ireland in 1831, with many advantages on his side. His mother, Lady Harriet, a wise and much-loved woman, had already borne three children to his father, who was a landowner and Member of Parliament. They lived on theMoreArthur Kavanagh was born in Ireland in 1831, with many advantages on his side. His mother, Lady Harriet, a wise and much-loved woman, had already borne three children to his father, who was a landowner and Member of Parliament. They lived on the ancient family estate if Borris, in County Carlow.

But Nature did not bless Arthur Kavanaghs birth: he was born without either arms or legs.Thirty-five years later Arthur Kavanagh was himself elected M.P., and served in Parliament for fourteen years. In this book, Donald McCormick tells the story of his amazing- and wonderfully successful- struggle against adversity.Kavanagh started his journey through life as he intended to continue it- relying on nobody but himself to help him over his disabilities.As a boy, he was full of fun and a leader of pranks among his friends.

As a youth, he became an expert horseman, keen yachtsman, assiduous letter-writer. As a young man, in the Troubles of 1848, his own skirmishes seem to have been amorous rather than military.He spent many months abroad, in Russia, Kurdistan, Persia and India, often under harsh and dangerous conditions that would have taxed an able-bodied man. He spent some time immured- delightfully it seems- in a Persian harem.

He narrowly escaped death more than once.Arthur Kavanagh had none of the advantages of modern plastic surgery or artificial limbs- he was a triumph of personality alone, and his whole life was a saga of this triumph. Donald McCormick has charted its source from many sources, and presents a well-rounded portrait of The Incredible Mr Kavanagh.



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