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A remarkable Irishman : (the Frank McGovern story) / by Jim Malia.

By: Malia, Jim.
Publisher: London : New Millenium, 2017Description: 175 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.Subject(s): McGovern, Frank | Marist Brothers -- Missions -- Nigeria, Eastern | Missionaries -- Biography. -- Ireland | Nigeria -- History -- Civil War, 1967-1970DDC classification: 920
Contents:
Arrest -- As it was at the beginning -- Training for life -- Sligo -- Into Africa -- Bishop Shanahan College -- Uturu -- The gathering storm -- Things fall apart -- War -- Nightmare -- Evacuation -- Frank's story -- Dark days -- A dream fulfilled -- Graduation -- Ireland once again -- Australia -- Working with youth -- Gentlemen of the road -- Maryville -- wexford -- the big book -- A house buit upon rock -- Unless the Lord builds the House ... -- Pensioner of the year -- Nigeria revisited.
Summary: Frank's story is a story of goodness in the service of God and of his fellow man. His story embraces both his work in the forests of Biafra during the horrors of the Nigerian civil war: feeding the hungry, harbouring the homeless, tending the sick, burying the dead, making prosthetic limbs for surviving amputees, all in the face of constant bombardment, starvation and harassment. The horrific experiences faced by frank and his colleagues from 1967 to 1970 will leave an indelible impression on all who read of them.
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Arrest -- As it was at the beginning -- Training for life -- Sligo -- Into Africa -- Bishop Shanahan College -- Uturu -- The gathering storm -- Things fall apart -- War -- Nightmare -- Evacuation -- Frank's story -- Dark days -- A dream fulfilled -- Graduation -- Ireland once again -- Australia -- Working with youth -- Gentlemen of the road -- Maryville -- wexford -- the big book -- A house buit upon rock -- Unless the Lord builds the House ... -- Pensioner of the year -- Nigeria revisited.

Frank's story is a story of goodness in the service of God and of his fellow man. His story embraces both his work in the forests of Biafra during the horrors of the Nigerian civil war: feeding the hungry, harbouring the homeless, tending the sick, burying the dead, making prosthetic limbs for surviving amputees, all in the face of constant bombardment, starvation and harassment. The horrific experiences faced by frank and his colleagues from 1967 to 1970 will leave an indelible impression on all who read of them.

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