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- Transworld 2013; US$ 33.37
What lights the spark that ignites a revolution? Lost in the story of America's path to independence is the tumultuous nature of that nation's origins: the interplay of ideologies and personalities that provoked a group of merchants, farmers, artisans, and sailors to take up arms in pursuit of liberty . . . A city of 15,000 inhabitants packed... more...
- Random House Group Ltd 2013; US$ 33.36
In the seven decades since the darkest moments of the Second World War it seems every tenebrous corner of the conflict has been laid bare, prodded and examined from every perspective of military and social history. But there is a story that has hitherto been largely overlooked. It is a tale of quiet heroism, a story of ordinary people... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 33.37
The story of the Cavendish family and the first eight Dukes of Devonshire is the story of England. From 1381 - when Sir John Cavendish, Lord Chief Justice of England, was killed during the Peasant's Revolt - to 1906, when the Duke of Devonshire's resignation brought down the Tory government: the family's fortunes (and misfortunes) mirrored the life... more...
- Random House Group Ltd 2013; US$ 13.34
'I was talking and laughing with a school friend in the street when suddenly there was the eerie wailing notes of the air raid siren filling the air. I can remember that our laughter stopped straight away, and I recall feeling chilled and scared. Doors were opened and people came out of their houses looking up to the sky . It was a Sunday morning... more...
- Faber and Faber 2013; US$ 21.86
This is a magisterial narrative of the most turbulent decade in Anglo-Irish history: a decade of unleashed passions that came close to destroying the parliamentary system and to causing civil war in the United Kingdom. It was also the decade of the cataclysmic Great War, of an officers' mutiny in an elite cavalry regiment of the British Army... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
First published in 1923, this formative history of Ireland is an extensive study of the period from 1086 ? 1513. Beginning with the O?Brien High Kinship, Edmund Curtis takes us through the Anglo-Norman conquest and its sequel, ending with the death of Gerald ?the Great Earl? of Kildare in 1513, a date when the second English conquest of Ireland (the... more...
- Daunt Books 2013; US$ 35.00
From the arrival of Adam Loftus in Dublin in 1560, Simon Loftus traces the story of his family, piecing together fragments of history and legend spanning 350 years of Ireland?s history. The background is the colonial conquest of Ireland and the harsh confrontations of religious and national identity but the focus is close at hand, familial. The passions... more...
- Liberties Press 2013; US$ 11.65
In the 1930s, Dr Adolf Mahr was head of the National Museum of Ireland, where he earned the title ?the father of Irish archaeology?. He was also the head of the Nazi Party in Ireland, and was dubbed ?Dublin Nazi No. 1?. Under pressure from Irish and British military intelligence, he left for Germany shortly before the outbreak of war in 1939, never... more...
- The Lilliput Press 2013; US$ 17.49
THIS IS THE FIRST FULL-LENGTH BIOGRAPHY OF THE GREAT RAILWAy ENGINEER WILLIAM DARGAN (1799-1867), WHO CHANGED THE FACE OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY IRELAND. The son of a County Carlow farmer, he began his career in Wales on the Holyhead Road, working under the famous Scottish engineer, Thomas Telford. He went on to build roads, railways, canals and reservoirs,... more...