Nebraska Authors

Alexander Corkey

Born 1871-10-27 Glendermot (IRELAND)

Died 1914

Kalamazoo, MI (USA)
Mountain Home Cemetery

Corkey was a preacher who lived in Nebraska in the latter years of his life. The introductory chapter of his book The Truth About Ireland : or, Through the Emerald Isle with an Aeroplane. was penned by William Jennings Bryan who, from the viewpoint of a practical statesman, shows the bright future of the Emerald Isle. Bryan's full account of his famous visit of his to Ireland was published in The Commoner .

Places Lived

Kalamazoo, MI
Jackson, IA
Jefferson, IA
Wayne, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Travel; Ireland




Associate of William Jennings Bryan


The Truth About Ireland : or, Through the Emerald Isle with an Aeroplane. 1910.
The Victory of Allan Rutledge : A Tale of the Middle West. 1910.
The Testing Fire. 1911.

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