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  • A History of Britain - Volume 1by Simon Schama

    Random House 2011; US$ 28.19

    Change - sometimes gentle and subtle, sometimes shocking and violent - is the dynamic of Simon Schama's unapologetically personal and grippingly written history of Britain, especially the changes that wash over custom and habit, transforming our loyalties. What makes or breaks a nation? To whom do we give our allegiance and why? And where do the... more...

  • A History of Britain - Volume 2by Simon Schama

    Random House 2012; US$ 36.65

    Simon Schama explores the forces that tore Britain apart during two centuries of dynamic change - transforming outlooks, allegiances and boundaries. From the beginning of July 1637, battles raged on for 200 years - both at home and abroad, on sea and on land, up and down the length of burgeoning Britain, across Europe, America and India. Most would... more...

  • A History of Britain - Volume 3by Simon Schama

    Random House 2012; US$ 42.29

    The final stage of Simon Schama's epic voyage around Britain spans centuries, crosses the breadth of the empire and covers a vast expanse of topics - from the birth of feminism to the fate of freedom. The Fate of the Empire asks crucial questions about the nature of empire, journeying from celebrations of industrial and imperialist power at the... more...

  • The Norman Conquestby Marc Morris

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.68

    An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom. An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest and most decisive battles ever fought. This riveting book explains why the Norman Conquest was the single most important event in English history. Assessing the... more...

  • The Bloody Red Handby Derek Lundy

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 19.00

    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...

  • Irish Identities in Victorian Britainby Roger Swift; Sheridan Gilley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Celtic Gods and Heroesby Marie-Louise Sjoestedt

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Noted French scholar and linguist discusses gods of the continental Celts, beginnings of mythology in Ireland, Irish mother-goddesses and chieftain-gods, and heroes. more...

  • The Life of St. Patrick and His Place in Historyby John B. Bury

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Classic 1905 biography depicts the saint's early life in fourth-century Britain, abduction by Irish raiders, conversion to Christianity, and lifelong efforts to convert pagans and found churches. Extensively researched, clearly written. more...

  • Hidden Kerryby Breda Joy

    Mercier Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    A wonderful collection of quirky characters, colourful stories and lesser-known sites that captures the spirit of Kerry more...

  • In Search of the Promised Land: The Politics of Post-War Ireland, 1945-1961by Gary Murphy

    Mercier Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    In In Search of the Promised Land, Gary Murphy argues against the thesis of Tom Garvin and his work, Preventing the Future. In that book, Garvin argues that old culture, old ideas and the repression of the Church held Ireland's development in check through the 1940s and 1950s. Gary Murphy suggests that our government and civil service leaders were... more...