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  • The Irish Storyby R F Foster

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; Not Available

    Each of Foster's books has generated vigorous discussion, but in THE IRISH STORY he breaks fresh ground even by his own standards. Driven by his sense of the seriousness of history and a fascination with those who distort it, THE IRISH STORY examines how key facets of Ireland's past have been tampered with to serve a multiplicity of purposes. ... more...

  • A History of Britain - Volume 1by Simon Schama

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.13

    History clings tight but it also kicks loose,' writes Simon Schama at the outset of this, the first book in his three-volume journey into Britain's past. 'Disruption as much as persistence is its proper subject. So although the great theme of British history seen from the twentieth century is endurance, its counter-point, seen from the twenty-first,... more...

  • A History of Britain - Volume 3by Simon Schama

    Random House 2012; US$ 34.05

    'While Britain was losing an empire, it was finding itself...' The compelling opening words to The Fate of the Empire , set the tone and agenda for the final stage of Simon Schama's epic voyage around Britain, her people and her past. Spanning two centuries, crossing the breadth of the empire and covering a vast expanse of topics - from the birth... more...

  • The Story of Walesby Jon Gower

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.61

    The Story of Wales is a vibrant portrait of 30,000 years of power, identity and politics. Revisiting major turning points in Welsh history, from its earliest settlements to the present day, Jon Gower re-examines the myths and misconceptions about this glorious country, revealing a people who have reacted with energy and invention to changing times... more...

  • The Irish Defence Forces since 1922by Donal Maccarron; Bill Younghusband

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Born in the Civil War of 1922?23, the army of the Republic of Ireland occupied a sensitive place in the national culture for many years. In World War II (1939-1945), it faced the challenge of maintaining Ireland?s integrity as neutral. Post-war, it found a new role in 1960, providing troops for the United Nations intervention in the war-torn Congo;... more...

  • Story of Irelandby Neil Hegarty; Fergal Keane

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 27.24

    The history of Ireland has traditionally focused on the localized struggles of religious conflict, territoriality and the fight for Home Rule. But from the early Catholic missions into Europe to the embrace of the euro, the real story of Ireland has played out on the larger international stage. Story of Ireland presents this new take... more...

  • The Making of Modern Ireland 1603-1923by J.C. Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 23.32

    'Technically this book is a masterly achievement: the collection, sorting, selecting and balancing of material has meant an immense amount of hard and highly skilful work. The presentation is not only learned but cool, objective, unimpassioned and yet almost always alive and compassionate as well . . . As a reference book alone it is immensely valuable... more...

  • Monarchy: The Royal Family at Workby Robert Hardman

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 27.24

    Every year over 5000 royal engagements take place around the world, from the Queen's famous summer garden parties to the mysterious world of the Privy Council and high-profile overseas tours. But little is widely known about the inner workings of the institution that lies at the very heart of the British nation. For the first time ever, The Monarchy... more...

  • The Devonshiresby Roy Hattersley

    Random House 2013; US$ 17.70

    William Cavendish, the father of the first Earl, dissolved monasteries for Henry VIII. Bess, his second wife, was gaoler-companion to Mary Queen of Scots during her long imprisonment in England. Arbella Stuart, their granddaughter, was a heartbeat away from the throne of England and their grandson, the Lord General of the North, fought to save the... more...

  • Below Stairsby Mona Hearn

    The Lilliput Press 1993; US$ 7.28

    A hundred years ago servants underpinned middle- and upper-class life in Ireland, and domestic service was the major source of employment for women before social conditions changed utterly after the First World War and labour-saving appliances took their place. Two generations on the domestic servant is an almost extinct species. This book examines... more...