Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke: An Irish Immigrant Story by Ellen B. AldenYours Faithfully, Florence Burke: An Irish Immigrant Story by Ellen B. Alden

Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke: An Irish Immigrant Story

byEllen B. AldenEditorSusan Leone

Paperback | April 15, 2016

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Irish immigrant Florence Burke has lived in Massachusetts for more than a decade but he's still a tenant farmer and his family lives in near-poverty. He came to America for a better life, but finds his adoptive country less than hospitable. Florence recognizes that owning land is the path to prosperity, but the bank won’t grant him a loan and he’s running out of options.

An opportunity arises that could make his dreams come true, but it involves great personal risk to both himself and his family. He recalls the gamble he took when he fled the Potato Famine in Ireland, and wonders if he could make a gamble on his life one more time?  Will his wife and children understand his decision to join the war?

Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke is based on nineteen original letters from my great, great grandfather to his wife and children. It is a story of one Irish immigrant in a million struggling to make it in America at a time when the nation is divided. 

Ellen B. Alden is an author who began the journey of writing after discovering an old leather box filled with nineteen Civil War letters in her attic. The letters were written from her Irish immigrant great, great grandfather, to his wife and children at home in Western Massachusetts. Ever since that day Ellen has worked tirelessly to ...
Title:Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke: An Irish Immigrant StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.67 inPublished:April 15, 2016Publisher:Ellen AldenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1937985946

ISBN - 13:9781937985943

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Table of Contents

Dedication................iiiForeword.................vContentsPART ONEChapter 1-6............2-78PART TWOChapter 7-13.........80-124PART THREEChapter 14-33..............126-343 Author's Note.........................344