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  • 101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish Historyby Ryan Hackney; Amy Hackney Blackwell

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 9.95

    Forget about shamrocks, leprechauns, and all that blarney, 101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true stories of the Irish. Inside, you'll learn about about: Lives of the ancient Celts until the British invasions; Famous Irish including Michael Collins, Charles Parnell-and Bono!; The Potato Famine and Immigration... more...

  • A Brief History of Irelandby Richard Killeen

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 13.11

    From the dawn of history to the decline of the Celtic Tiger - how Ireland has been shaped over the centuries. more...

  • Enduranceby Dermot Somers

    The O'Brien Press 2005; US$ 11.65

    Kidnap, jailbreak, power, faith, murder, betrayal, scholarship, survival and above all, sheer endurance -- all are themes in Dermot Somers' stories of heroic and historic travels from the mythic legends of prehistory to the dawn of modern Ireland. With the aid of maps and photographs, Dermot Somers -- mountaineer, Gaelic scholar, TV presenter, and... more...

  • Escape from the Anthillby Hubert Butler

    The Lilliput Press 1996; US$ 14.57

    Opening Hubert Butler's book of essays is like discovering gold. He has all the essayists's gifts: a clear, strong prose, a fascination with everyday affairs and their significance sub specie aeternitatis, a readiness to generalize, the ability to digress without wondering from the point, to inform without pedantry and enlighten without condescension,... more...

  • Fadóby Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.99

    Irish men and women of all hues and generations are examined here as the reader is guided through a land of heroes and villains, saints and scholars, pestilence and prosperity. Fadó is a book that can be read with ease and the author's passion for his subject is infectious. It is a must read for anyone interested in Irish history. more...

  • Feckers: 50 People Who Fecked Up Irelandby John Waters

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 11.65

    Which 50 People turned Ireland into the fecked-up country she is today? Bono? Haughey? Louis Walsh? de Valera? It's time to name and shame the great, the good and the gobshites...Conventional wisdom has it that Ireland, after a violent and tragic history, had began to get things right. But when the ill wind of recession cruelly snatched that self-satisfied... more...

  • From Clan to Regimentby Nicholas Maclean Bristol

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 5.99

    The Highlander's reputation as an outstanding fighting man has never been doubted but the contribution of individual families to this reputation has not been examined in detail. Taking the Macleans of Coll as an example, From Clan to Regiment analyses the careers of officers and men, often close cousins, from the time of Clan Warfare and the Jacobite... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Irelandby Frank A. Biletz

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 139.99

    This new edition of Historical Dictionary of Ireland is an excellent resource for discovering the history of Ireland. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The cross-referenced dictionary section has over 600 entries on significant persons, places and events, political parties and institutions... more...

  • A History of Irelandby Edmund Curtis

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 36.95

    Edmund Curtis's remarkable survey of Ireland, from its earliest origins to the twentieth century, is a classic introduction to Ireland's fascinating history. Reaching from St Patrick's Mission in 432 to the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1922, this authoritative text explores the formative events of Ireland's past and encompasses the Norman invasion, Gaelic... more...

  • The IRA and Armed Struggleby Rogelio Alonso

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    The IRA is one of the oldest terrorist organizations in the world and conducted a ferociously violent campaign for almost thirty years. Now deeply enmeshed in the Northern Ireland peace process, Rogelio Alonso asks why one of the bloodiest terrorist movements of our time decide to swap weapons for the ballot box? Based on over seventy interviews... more...