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This fast-paced history entertains, informs and surprises. We think of the Celts as the people of Scotland, Ireland and Wales, but in 800 B.C. they were organized and prosperous farmers populating middle Europe including Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, and Austria. They were spiritual, had elaborate, fair, laws and worked in metals inventing plough-shares and horse shoes, and creating beautiful works of art. They were fastidiously clean and loved colorful, elaborate clothing, tales, songs and feasting. Centuries later in the Celtic countries we know today, they fought for nearly a thousand years to protect their culture and freedom. In Scotland and Ireland, they preserved art, history and literature during the dark ages. Driven from their homeland by the invading English, they poured in to the United States where they made major contributions to their new nation, in writing and signing The Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton, are some of the U. S. Presidents with Celtic roots. Andrew Carnegie and Alexander Graham Bell are examples of Celts who helped shape The United States in the past. Other notable Celtic Americans include Grace Kelly, George M. Cohan, and John Wayne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, The founder of Domino's Pizza and the CEO of Disney studios. This short history is a feast for history, trivia and culture buffs. The full bibliography and index are included.
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