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1919. Emily Ehrlich watches as two young airmen pilot the very first non-stop transatlantic flight. 1998. Senator George Mitchell criss-crosses the ocean in search of an elusive Irish peace. How many more tragedies must there be before an agreement can be reached? 1845. Frederick Douglass, a black American slave, lands in Ireland to champion ideas of democracy and freedom, only to find a famine unfurling at his feet.