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What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dynasty of Laurence Burke?
The Dynasty of Laurence Burke is a biography about an Irishman who decides to leave Ireland and all its struggles in the 1800s. He could not handle the English control, so he moves to America. He says that the only things that last are “love and land” and that was what he wanted. This story tells what it is like for an Irish American to settle on the plains of Kansas. It is not easy to farm the land and build up an area that is wild. He soon finds out that trading is the best way to live when there is very little money. With the support of friends and a new wife, he is able to make a good living.
This story helps you know what it was like to settle in the West, with all its struggles whether it was a grasshopper plague or the threat of rebels. I liked that Laurence, in the last chapter, goes back to Ireland when it is finally free of the English. He wants to make sure his family has a decent marker on their graves. It was a suitable ending to this story.
What about William L. Sturdevant’s performance did you like?
I absolutely loved William's voice. Not only was it pleasant to listen to, but his Irish accent was wonderful. Since this was an autobiography of an Irishman, it was all done in first person.
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