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- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.38
Bursting with humour and full of amusing anecdotes, 100 Irish Rugby Greats is a unique celebration of the most significant stars of the sport from the 1930s to the present day. A veritable who?s who of Irish rugby, it takes in all of the true greats, including Jack Kyle, Tony O?Reilly, Mike Gibson, Willie John McBride, Moss Keane, Keith Wood, Brian... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11
The Irish famine that began in 1845 was one of the nineteenth century's greatest disasters. By its end, the island's population of eight million had shrunk by a third through starvation, disease and emigration. This is a brilliant, compassionate retelling of that awful story for a new generation - the first account for the general reader for... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2010; US$ 29.95
A collection of interviews featuring Irish poets, artists, fiction writers, and playwrights, this record chronicles how these cultural leaders viewed their country in the first decade of the new millennium as economic collapse gathered pace and recurrent concerns gained a new urgency. Answering questions such as What are Irish values? How have they... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2004; US$ 10.19
A clear, concise and fascinating introduction to Gaelic sport, covering Gaelic football, hurling, camogie and handball. The two greatest finals, the All Ireland Hurling and Football finals, are the largest amateur events in the world, drawing huge crowds and bringing many parts of the country to a standstill. This book deals with the origins of these... more...
- The Lilliput Press 2012; US$ 14.57
From the uncertain first dawn of human presence on the island, to the defeat of the old Gaelic order at Kinsale in 1602, Hector McDonnell chronicles the lost origins of Ireland?s ?otherness?. This scholarly take on Ireland?s past derives from our prehistoric connections deep within Europe, the Mediterranean and beyond a unique set of circumstances... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 12.78
In the early hours of 30 April 2003, twelve armed and uniformed officers accompanied by four plain-clothes detectives burst into Alan Barker's house. They stayed for hours, turning over rooms, seizing documents, impounding computers, files and anything else that interested them. The family were treated as terrorist suspects, the operation resembling... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95
The political situation in Ireland at the beginning of the 20th century was characterised by crisis and change. Armed rebellion against the British Crown, the prosecution of the Anglo-Irish War, the emergence of the Irish Free State, and the eruption of the Civil War over the treaty with Great Britain ensured that the birth of the modern Irish nation... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 2.99
The fascinating history of a Baltic empire?s dominance and decline?excerpted from internationally bestselling author Norman Davies?s Vanished Kingdoms Vanished Kingdoms introduces readers to once-powerful European empires that have left scant traces on the modern map. In this excerpt from his widely acclaimed book, Norman Davies tells the ill-fated... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00
This collection of essays demonstrates in vivid detail how a range of formal and informal networks shaped the Irish experience of emigration, settlement and the construction of ethnic identity in a variety of geographical contexts since 1750. It examines topics as diverse as the associational culture of the Orange Order in the nineteenth century to... more...