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- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 29.52
11:15 am, 3 September 1939. The nation gathers around their radios to hear Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain make the announcement they have feared for months: Britain is at war with Germany. Seventy years on from that historic day, this is the definitive history of the build-up to, outbreak and first few months of World War Two, from the events... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 22.13
For 125 years, the GAA has been a fixed point in a fast-changing age, and this oral history marks the125th anniversary of the Association. It is the story of the GAA as seen through the eyes of those key personalities who shaped it. Author Jon Scally has carried out over a hundred revealing interviews with players and managers who are... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 17.99
If you're looking for a field guide to leprechauns, The Truth About the Irish is not the book for you. But if you can handle a frank and funny look into the minds and hearts of Irish people, you've been touched by that fabled Irish luck. Covering all things Irish from Blarney to Yeats, renowned literary and cultural critic Terry Eagleton separates... more...
- Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74
This thought-provoking book retells the 1916 Rising story through previously unavailable first-hand accounts from the protagonists. Illustrated with unpublished and rare photographs, this book also features an introduction by well-known historian and author Dr Margaret Mac Curtain. Witnesses: Inside the Easter Rising is the first book to draw on official... more...
- Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 8.99
Who were the first Britons, and what sort of world did they occupy? In A HISTORY OF ANCIENT BRITAIN Neil Oliver turns a spotlight on the very beginnings of the story of Britain; on the first people to occupy these islands and their battle for survival. There has been human habitation in Britain, regularly interrupted by Ice Ages, for the best part... more...
- Orion Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.99
This is a history of the ideas that shaped not only London, but Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Sheffield and other power-houses of 19th-century Britain. It charts the controversies and visions that fostered Britain¿s greatest civic renaissance. Tristram Hunt explores the horrors of the Victorian city, as seen by Dickens, Engels... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.50
Arguing that social movements can be explained and understood only in a comparative historical perspective and not in terms of immediate social or political conditions, the author identifies the causes of the Land War in the evolution of social structure and collective action in the Irish countryside over the course of the nineteenth century. Originally... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99
Frank O?Connor?s acclaimed autobiography, now in one volume When Frank O?Connor was born, his parents?Minnie O?Connor, a former maid raised in an orphanage, and Michael O?Donovan, a veteran of the Boer War and the drummer in a local brass-and-reed band?lived above a sweet-and-tobacco shop in Cork, Ireland. The young family soon moved, however,... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99
A bawdy and boisterous poem of Ireland, translated by one of its most distinguished literary sons As a teacher and translator of Irish verse, Frank O?Connor brought to the world?s attention many fine poems from his native land, few as enduring?and none as controversial?as Brian Merriman?s The Midnight Court . An eighteenth-century masterpiece... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2014;
Kinsale, Ireland: Christmas Eve, 1601 As thunder crashes and lightning rakes the sky, three very different commanders line up for a battle that will decide the fate of a nation. General Juan del Águila has been sprung from a prison cell to command the last great Spanish Armada. Its mission: to seize a bridgehead in Queen Elizabeth's territory... more...