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  • God?s Traitorsby Jessie Childs

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.09

    *Winner of the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize* *Longlisted for The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction* *A Sunday Times Book of the Year* * A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year* * A Times Book of the Year* *An Observer Book of the Year* A woman awakes in a prison cell. She has been on the run but the authorities have tracked her... 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...

  • 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...

  • De Valera's Irelandsby Dermot Keogh; Gabriel Doherty

    Mercier Press 2003; US$ 9.99

    The years of influence of de Valera are central to this interpretation of post-independence Ireland. De Valera has been made to shoulder personal responsibility for many of the defects in Irish society in that period. The essays in this book seek to re-examine and re-evaluate that charge. Contributors: Owen Dudley Edwards, Se?n Farragher, Dermot Keogh,... more...

  • Liam Lynch-The Real Chief : Irish Revolutionaryby Meda Ryan

    Mercier Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    With the aid of Liam Lynch's personal letters, private documents and historical records, The Real Chief traces the turbulent career of one of Ireland's greatest guerilla commanders from his birth in 1893 until his death twenty-nine years later in the civil war when he was killed in action on the Knockmealdown mountains.This book demonstrates Liam... more...

  • Michael Collins and the Women Who Spied For Irelandby Meda Ryan

    Mercier Press 2006; US$ 9.99

    Behind every great man ? From the day he was born Michael Collins was blessed by the women who surrounded him. Never was this truer than in the perilous years from 1916 to 1922 when, whether smuggling messages, spying on the British government or protecting him from arrest, Collins' women played a crucial role in his revolutionary activities. While... more...

  • A Compact History Of Irelandby Sarah Healy

    Mercier Press 1999; US$ 9.99

    The story of Ireland has been told many times but never quite in this form. Sarah Healy's book begins with a comprehensive historical portrait which presents the whole fabric of three thousand years of Irish life. In subsequent chapters she explores the most significant threads of Irish history; the themes of invasion, rebellion, the north, and aspects... more...