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  • Michael Collinsby James Mackay

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 13.65

    The most charismatic figure to emerge during the struggles for the independence of Ireland was undoubtedly Michael Collins. This remarkable biography, which draws on much hitherto unpublished material, charts the dramatic rise of the country boy who became head of the Free State and the commander-in-chief of the army. more...

  • St. Patrick of Irelandby Philip Freeman

    Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 15.99

    Ireland's patron saint has long been shrouded in legend: he drove the snakes out of Ireland; he triumphed over Druids and their supernatural powers; he used a shamrock to explain the Christian mystery of the Trinity. But his true story is more fascinating than the myths. We have no surviving image of Patrick, but we do have two remarkable letters that... more...

  • How the Irish Saved Civilizationby Thomas Cahill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history... more...

  • Richard III and The Princes In The Towerby Alison Weir

    Random House 2014; US$ 13.65

    Includes a new foreword by the author The story of the death, in sinister circumstances, of the boy-king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, is one of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. It is a tale with profound moral and social consequences, rich in drama, intrigue, treason, scandal and violence.... more...

  • The Bloody Red Handby Derek Lundy

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 22.00

    A bestselling chronicler of the sea turns to a trio of his own ancestors to see what memory and the selective plundering of history has made of the truth in Northern Ireland. The name ?Lundy? is synonymous with traitor in Ulster. Derek Lundy?s first ancestral subject was the Protestant governor of Derry in 1688, just before it came under siege by... more...

  • Ma, I'm Gettin Meself a New Mammyby Martha Long

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 23.95

    After numerous arrests for shoplifting, Martha is sent to the convent where, the judge rules, she is to get an education. Martha is relieved to be out of the clutches of her horrible drunken stepfather, Jackser, and her feckless mother, Sally, but anxious about what awaits. Her days in the convent are steady, predictable, safe--everything that her... more...

  • Irish Identities in Victorian Britainby Roger Swift; Sheridan Gilley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Recent studies of the experiences of Irish migrants in Victorian Britain have emphasized the significance of the themes of change, continuity, resistance and accommodation in the creation of a rich and diverse migrant culture within which a variety of Irish identities co-existed and sometimes competed. In contributing to this burgeoning historiography,... more...

  • Tom, Ned and Kittyby Eliza Pakenham

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 8.99

    I am standing in the dining room of my father's house in Ireland, gazing up at ten Pakenham family portraits. What thoughts went on behind those passive, chalky faces? How can I bring them out of the shadows?' Eliza Pakenham, granddaughter of the seventh Earl of Longford, chronicles the fortunes of her colourful ancestors against the backdrop of Napoleonic... more...

  • The Wisdom of the Celtsby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      The ancient world of the Celts comes to life through their joyful and humorous wisdom   While they left few written records, the Celts? profound influence on Western culture can be found throughout art, literature, spirituality, and even ecology, and remains a strong presence in pop culture today. The Wisdom of the Celts offers a fascinating... more...

  • Easter Widowsby Sinead McCoole

    Transworld 2014; US$ 31.40

    One week in May 1916, seven Irish women became widows. When they had married their husbands they had embarked on very different lives. They married men of the establishment; one married a lecturer, two others married soldiers, another a civil servant. These women all knew each other and their lives became intertwined. For the seven women whose... more...