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  • Governing Hiberniaby K. Theodore Hoppen

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    The first book to examine in detail how British ministers and politicians sought to govern Ireland throughout the period of Anglo-Irish Union (1800-1921), this trenchant and original account argues that British politicians had little understanding or time for Irish matters, and oscillated between policies of coercion and assimilation. more...

  • Unapproved Routesby Peter Leary

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    While 'the border question' raged throughout twentieth-century Ireland, citizens near the border continued with everyday life. Peter Leary uses histories of the Foyle Fisheries dispute, cockfighting tournaments, smuggling, and local conflicts over cross-border roads to explore how the border was experienced and incorporated into people's lives. more...

  • The Secret Places Of The Shannonby John M. Feehan

    Mercier Press 2016; US$ 5.99

    Another of the successful secret places book by John M. Feehan Of particular interest to the Shannon area. Especially interesting to people interested in sailing. more...

  • Sean Lesterby Marit Fosse; John Fox

    Hamilton Books 2016; US$ 32.99

    Although he had left school aged fourteen, had no experience of foreign affairs and spoke only English, in 1929 Sean Lester became the Irish representative to the League of Nations in Geneva, eventually succeeding to the post of its third and last Secretary-General. In his dairies he witnessed many dark chapters of European history in the 1930s and... more...

  • The Hales Brothers and the Irish Revolutionby Liz Gillis

    Mercier Press 2016; US$ 14.50

    The tragic account of a family steeped in the War of Independence in West Cork and divided by the Civil War in which two of the brothers played key roles on opposing sides. more...

  • 1916: The Easter Risingby Tim Pat Coogan

    Orion 2016; US$ 12.99

    The Easter Rising began at 12 noon on 24 April, 1916 and lasted for six short but bloody days, resulting in the deaths of innocent civilians, the destruction of many parts of Dublin and the true beginning of Irish independence. The 1916 Rising was born out of the Conservative and Unionist parties' illegal defiance of the democratically expressed... more...

  • At Her Majesty?s Secret Serviceby Nigel West

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 17.99

    In August 1909, a kindly, balding, figure named Mansfield Smith-Cumming was summoned to London by Admiral Alexander Bethell, Director of Naval Intelligence. He was to assume the inaugural position of Chief – more famously known as ‘C’ – of what has become more...

  • Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyceby Cormac Ó Gráda

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    James Joyce's Leopold Bloom--the atheistic Everyman of Ulysses , son of a Hungarian Jewish father and an Irish Protestant mother--may have turned the world's literary eyes on Dublin, but those who look to him for history should think again. He could hardly have been a product of the city's bona fide Jewish community, where intermarriage with outsiders... more...

  • The Men Will Talk to Me: Clare Interviewsby Ernie O'Malley

    Mercier Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    Including dramatic first-hand accounts of the activities of the IRA in Clare during the War of Independence and the Civil War, this book adds missing voices to the Irish revolutionary narrative, especially from the anti-Treaty IRA who were unwilling to engage with the 'Free-Staters' in the Bureau of Military History. more...

  • Charity Movements in Eighteenth-Century Irelandby Karen Sonnelitter

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 94.79

    Relates charity movements to religious impulse, Enlightenment 'improvement' and the fears of the Protestant ruling elite that growing social problems, unless addressed, would weaken their rule. more...