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October 18, 2023

Shannon on Irish Ambition

“Supreme egotism and utter seriousness are necessary for the greatest accomplishment, and these the Irish find hard to sustain; at some point, the instinct to see life in a comic light becomes irresistible, and ambition falls before it.”

~ William V. Shannon


Great book with misnomer title. Thomas Cahill. 246 pages. Nan A. Talese, 1995

Posted by JD Hull at October 18, 2023 12:39 PM


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