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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99 US$ 85.99
Marking Roy Foster's retirement from the Carroll Professorship of Irish history at the University of Oxford, and recognising his extraordinary career as a historian, literary critic, and public intellectual, this essay collection charts Foster's career while reflecting on developments in the field of Irish history writing, teaching, and research. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 26.99
Oscar Wilde owed his most outstanding characteristics ? his precocious intellectualism, his flamboyance, his hedonism, his recklessness, his pride, his sense of superiority, his liberal sexual values ? to his parents. Oscar's mother, Lady Jane Wilde, rose to prominence as a political journalist, advocating in 1848 a rebellion against colonialism.... more...