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Ireland

  • Great British Cyclingby Ellis Bacon

    Transworld 2014; US$ 28.84

    In 1868, the first ever documented bicycle race was held in a Paris park, and to the locals' chagrin, was won by a Briton. Yet while cycling culture became ingrained in continental European culture, riders this side of the Channel were engaged in constant battles with the authorities to pursue their sport - road racing was in fact banned as early... more...

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

    Transworld 2014; US$ 36.06

    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...

  • An Only Child and My Father's Sonby Frank O'Connor

    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...

  • The Midnight Court and Other Poemsby Frank O'Connor

    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...

  • Richard III and The Princes In The Towerby Alison Weir

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.42

    Includes a new foreword by the author The story of the death, in sinister circumstances, of the boy-king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, is one of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. It is a tale with profound moral and social consequences, rich in drama, intrigue, treason, scandal and violence.... more...

  • The Model Occupationby Madeline Bunting

    Random House 2014; US$ 24.49

    When the Germans arrived on the Channel Islands after the defeat of France in the summer of 1940, they and the islanders agreed that it would be a 'Model Occupation'. But as the war dragged on and Britain appeared to abandon the islands to their fate, so features of Nazi occupation already widespread throughout Europe emerged. There were love affairs... more...

  • The American Irishby Kevin Kenny

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The American Irish: A History , is the first concise, general history of its subject in a generation. It provides a long-overdue synthesis of Irish-American history from the beginnings of emigration in the early eighteenth century to the present day. While most previous accounts of the subject have concentrated on the nineteenth century, and especially... more...

  • Home Rule and the Irish Questionby Grenfell Morton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.99

    Taking the years 1800-1920, the book considers the four Home Rule Bills and discusses the role of leading figures such as Charles Stewart Parnell and Isaac Butt. This is a careful study of the rise in political consciousness- it addresses the relationship between nationalism and the Catholic faith, and popular support for the Union amongst Ulster Protestants-... more...

  • Social Origins of the Irish Land Warby Samuel Clark

    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...

  • Ireland and the New Journalismby Karen Steele; Michael de Nie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This volume explores the ways in which the complicated revolution in British newspapers, the New Journalism, influenced Irish politics, culture, and newspaper practices. The essays here further illuminate the central role of the press in the evolution of Irish nationalism and modernism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. more...