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  • The Perfect Kingby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2010; US$ 19.18

    He ordered his uncle to be beheaded; he usurped his father's throne; he started a war which lasted for more than a hundred years, and taxed his people more than any other previous king. Yet for centuries Edward III was celebrated as the most brilliant king England had ever had, and three hundred years after his death it was said that his kingship... more...

  • Last of the Freeby James Hunter

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.38

    Written by award-winning Scottish historian James Hunter, this groundbreaking and definitive account reveals how the Highlands and Islands of Scotland have evolved from a centre of European significance to a Scottish outpost. Never before has the history of the region been recounted so comprehensively and in so much fascinating, often moving, detail.... more...

  • Who's Afraid of the Easter Rising? 1916-2016by James Heartfield; Kevin Rooney

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    One hundred years on from the Rising that set Ireland free, Ireland's leaders in politics and letters are running scared from their history. more...

  • James Joyce The Dover Readerby James Joyce

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 6.00

    Influential and innovative, James Joyce (1882?1941) led the vanguard of twentieth-century fiction. Sooner or later, most undergraduates encounter him, and many scholars devote their entire careers to his exuberantly eloquent prose. Joyce's experimental use of language and stream-of-consciousness techniques continues to captivate modern readers and... 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...

  • The Lost Distilleries of Irelandby Brian Townsend

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    Scotch may be the most popular whisky in the world today, but over a century ago, it was Irish whiskey which was most commonly drunk throughout the world. At the time of writing only three producing units exist at Midleton, Co Cork; Bushmills, Co Antrim and Cooley at Dundalk, Co Louth. In this book, Brian Townsend has meticulously researched the lost... 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...

  • Tom, Ned and Kittyby Eliza Pakenham

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    '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... more...

  • Celtic Gods and Heroesby Marie-Louise Sjoestedt

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Noted French scholar and linguist discusses the gods of the continental Celts, the beginnings of mythology in Ireland, heroes, and the two main categories of Irish deities: mother-goddesses ? local, rural spirits of fertility or of war ? and chieftain-gods: national deities who are magicians, nurturers, craftsmen, and protectors of the people. more...

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

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    This classic biography first appeared in 1905 and still offers a valuable resource to scholars, theologians, and others interested in Irish history. The well-documented study depicts St. Patrick?s early life in 4th-century Britain during the Roman occupation, his abduction by Irish raiders, his conversion to Christianity, and his lifelong efforts... more...