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- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available
In the sequel to his bestselling JFK in Ireland, the Emerald Isle?s favourite son delves into his country?s past to celebrate the Irish people who through their skills and endeavours helped make the British Isles great. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 7.99
In this groundbreaking history of Ireland, Neil Hegarty presents a fresh perspective on Ireland?s past. Comprehensive and engaging, The Story of Ireland is an eye-opening account of a nation that has long been shaped by forces beyond its coasts. The Story of Ireland re-examines Irish history, challenging the accepted stories and long-held... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 15.28
Voices from Croke Park charts the journeys of 12 true greats of the Gaelic games, each of whom has helped shape the rich history of football and hurling. These are men who pursued glory in Ireland's greatest sporting arena, players whose passion and vision were embodied in their performances in their county's jersey. The footballers... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 16.98
When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953, many proclaimed the start of a new Elizabethan Age. Few had any inkling, however, of the stupendous changes that would take place over the next 50 years, in Britain and around the world. In Our Times , A.N. Wilson takes the reader on an exhilarating journey from that day to this. With his acute... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 33.98
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...
- Random House 2012; US$ 22.08
Britain has not been successfully invaded since 1066; nor, in nearly 1,000 years has it known a true revolution ? one that brings radical, systemic and enduring change. The contrast with Britain?s European neighbours, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia, is dramatic ? all have been convulsed by external warfare, revolution and civil war... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 28.88
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...
- Random House 2012; US$ 42.48
* 'Great Britain? What was that?' asks Simon Schama at the start of this, the second book of his epic three-volume journey into Britain's past. This volume, The British Wars , is a compelling chronicle of the changes that transformed every strand and stratum of British life, faith and thought from 1603 to 1776. Travelling up and down the country... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 42.48
'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...
- Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 16.98
The most charismatic figure to emerge during the struggles for the independence of Ireland was undoubtedly Michael Collins. This remarkable biography, which draws on much hitherto unpublished material, charts the dramatic rise of the country boy who became head of the Free State and the commander-in-chief of the army. more...