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  • Ma, I'm Gettin Meself a New Mammyby Martha Long

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 23.95

    After numerous arrests for shoplifting, Martha is sent to the convent where, the judge rules, she is to get an education. Martha is relieved to be out of the clutches of her horrible drunken stepfather, Jackser, and her feckless mother, Sally, but anxious about what awaits. Her days in the convent are steady, predictable, safe--everything that her... more...

  • The Famine Shipsby Edward Laxton

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 20.99

    Between 1846 and 1851, more than one-million people--the potato famine emigrants--sailed from Ireland to America. Now, 150 years later, The Famine Ships tells of the courage and determination of those who crossed the Atlantic in leaky, overcrowded sailing ships and made new lives for themselves, among them the child Henry Ford and the twenty-six-year-old... more...

  • Ireland's Great Famine in Irish-American Historyby Mary Kelly

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 74.99

    Ireland?s Great Famine in Irish-American History: Enshrining a Fateful Memory recasts traditional approaches to the Irish experience in America in a striking new reading of the history. This is the first compact synthesis to place Ireland?s Great Famine at the heart of the modern ethnic narrative, and to explore the Famine?s Irish-American legacy... more...

  • Parliament: The Biography (Volume I - Ancestral Voices)by Chris Bryant

    Transworld 2014; US$ 23.98

    The history of Parliament is the history of the United Kingdom itself. It has a cast of thousands. Some were ambitious, visionary and altruistic. Others were hot-headed, violent and self-serving. Few were unambiguously noble. Yet their rowdy confrontations, their campaigning zeal and their unstable alliances framed our nation. This first... more...

  • The Walk Homeby Rachel Seiffert

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    Stevie comes from a long line of people who have cut and run. Just like he has.   Only he?s not so sure he was right to go. He?s been to London, taught himself to get by, and now he?s working as a laborer not so far from his childhood home in Glasgow. But Stevie hasn?t told his family?what?s left of them?that he?s back. Not yet.   He?s also not far... more...

  • The Famine and the Fearby Reg Corns

    New Generation Publishing 2012; US$ 4.99

    It was 1845 in Ireland when the potato famine struck. Its impact on two of the many Irish families was devastating. All they had was the potato, it was their provider until the blight came that is, then starvation and disease followed and with it the deaths of thousands of fellow Irish cottiers. To survive would be a task many would fail, but for... more...

  • A Short History of the Troublesby Brian Feeney

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    From the first symptoms of serious unrest - the Divis Street riots of 1964 - to the tortuous political manoeuvrings culminating in the 2003 Assembly elections, the book traces the reality of life in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. It details the motivation behind the IRA 'armed struggle', the Civil Rights movement, the murder campaigns of... more...

  • Parliament: The Biography (Volume II - Reform)by Chris Bryant

    Transworld 2014; US$ 39.98

    Over the last two hundred years Parliament has witnessed and effected dramatic and often turbulent change. Political parties rose ? and fell. The old aristocratic order passed away. The vote was won for the working classes and, eventually, for women. The world was torn apart by two extraordinarily bloody wars. And individual politicians were cheered... more...

  • Consolidating Conquestby Padraig Lenihan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    This groundbreaking and controversial new study tells the story of two nations in Ireland; an Irish Catholic nation and a Protestant nation, emerging from a blood-stained century.  This survey confronts the violence and enmity inherent in the consolidation of conquest. Lenihan contends that the overriding grand narrative of this period was one... more...

  • Fractured Emerald: Irelandby Emily Hahn

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    The author of  The Soong Sisters  and  China to Me  turns her observant and discerning eye to the oft-troubled land of Ireland. In a magisterial combination of historical research and keen personal observation on the scene, Emily Hahn gives us a view of the whole of Ireland and its history, from the legends of the great kings and the heroes of myth... more...