Love and Courage: A Memoir by Philip Coogan

Love and Courage: A Memoir

byPhilip Coogan

Kobo ebook | March 11, 2014

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Philip Coogan tells his remarkable life story with moving honesty, describing his triumph over tragedy. Born with Northern Ireland connections in Manchester, England, his grandfather fell victim to anti-British Army feeling in the South after 1916.----Philip lived in Ardboe, Northern Ireland, during World War II. There he suffered from tuberculosis and had a near-death experience. He paints a pleasant picture of growing up in a rural community, which makes what happens next even more disturbing.----Moving to County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland in the late 1940s, he joined his fathers garage business at an early age. They had subsequent run-ins with the RUC, the Royal Ulster Constabulary, but he went on to become a successful businessman. After marrying, Philip moved to Donaghadee, where he made a name for himself in the motor trade.----As Northern Irelands troubles intensified, repeated attempts were made on his familys lives and he was told he would be run out of town. On December 7, 1971, a loyalist bomb destroyed his business. “Our lives had changed overnight, but I was determined to rebuild my demolished garage. I was frustrated at every turn by the cold shoulders of the planning authorities, and those who vowed to see me run out of Donaghadee. “-----Help came in the form of the Reverend Ian Paisley. “While reliving the horror of past events, and after several assassins attempts, my health began to suffer. I began an endless one-man campaign to secure compensation for my personal injuries and business site from the Northern Ireland government.”
Title:Love and Courage: A MemoirFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 11, 2014Publisher:Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Co.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1628579331

ISBN - 13:9781628579338