The Steadfast Man: A Life of St Patrick (1958)
Author: Paul Gallico
Book ID: 65252
The Steadfast Man: A Life of St Patrick. London: Michael Joseph, 1958. First Edition. Red cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket. Light wear to jacket, otherwise a nice bright copy.
Inscribed by the author (signing his name in Irish) on front free endpaper.
Biography of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. “re-estimated the character of this brave, politic and tenacious man who not only converted almost single-handed the Irish nation to the Christian faith, but who also kindled blazing fires of Christianity . . .”
Paul Gallico is best known for his classic story on the regenerative power of friendship and love ‘The Snow Goose’ set against a backdrop of the Dunkirk evacuation.