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  • The Bloodied Fieldby Michael Foley

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    On the morning of 21 November 1920, Jane Boyle walked to Sunday Mass in the church where she would be married five days later. That afternoon she went with her fiancé to watch Tipperary and Dublin play a Gaelic football match at Croke Park. Across the city fourteen men lay dead in their beds after a synchronised IRA attack designed to cripple British... more...

  • American Credoby Michael Foley

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 98.99

    American society may be hostile to the thought of ideologies, but it possesses a sophisticated but little understood ability to engage in deep conflicts over political ideas, while at the same time reducing adversarial positions to legitimate derivatives of American history and development. The study asks how this occurs; how the sources, traditions... more...

  • The Age of Absurdityby Michael Foley

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; Not Available

    The good news is that the great thinkers from history have proposed the same strategies for happiness and fulfilment. The bad news is that these turn out to be the very things most discouraged by contemporary culture. This knotty dilemma is the subject of The Age of Absurdity - a wry and accessible investigation into how the desirable states of wellbeing... more...

  • Embracing the Ordinaryby Michael Foley

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    It has always been difficult to appreciate everyday life, often devalued as dreary, banal and burdensome, and never more so than in a culture besotted with fantasy, celebrity and glamour. Yet many writers, artists, film-makers and photographers have celebrated the ordinary life around them, and many philosophers, anthropologists, psychologists and... more...

  • London Under Attackby Michael Foley

    The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86

    London has been under attack for literally centuries. Michael Foley's book records the dramatic military history of the capital from Roman times until the Second World War and beyond. Throughout its early history London was at the centre of hostilities, not always instigated by foreign enemies, but more often from the city's own inhabitants or those... more...

  • The Silence of Constitutionsby Michael Foley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1989, Michael?s Foley?s book deals with the ?abeyances? present in both written and unwritten constitutions, arguing that these gaps in the explicitness of a constitution, and the various ways they are preserved, provide the means by which constitutional conflict is continually postponed. Abeyances are valuable, therefore, not in... more...

  • Front-Line Thamesby Michael Foley

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    The Thames has been a highway into London since early times. Iron Age forts once guarded its banks and then Roman legionaries took over. Every age since has added to the defences lining the river. The river was also used as the site of mills to produce gunpowder and test weapons, industries too dangerous to be based close to London. The river also... more...

  • Kings of Septemberby Michael Foley

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 13.11

    On the 19th September 1982 Kerry ran out in Croke Park chasing immortality. Victory over Offaly in the All-Ireland football final would secure them five titles in a row, a record certain never to be matched again. It had taken Offaly six heartbreaking years under manager Eugene McGee to drag themselves up from their lowest ebb, but now they stood... more...

  • Life Lessons From Bergsonby Michael Foley

    Pan Macmillan UK 2013; US$ 14.54

    Life Lessons from Bergson , as told by bestselling author Michael Foley Henri Bergson was a French professor and philosopher. Born in Paris in 1859 to a Polish composer and Yorkshire woman of Irish descent, his revelatory ideas of life as process and the importance of duration, comedy and joy brought him incredible fame and media celebrity. Here... more...

  • Laws, Men and Machinesby Michael Foley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1990, Laws, Men and Machines is an original interpretation of the lasting influence that Newtonian mechanics has had on the design and operation of the American political system. The author argues that it is this mechanistic tradition that now instinctively shapes the way we conceive of, analyse, and evaluate American politics,... more...