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  • How the Irish Saved Civilizationby Thomas Cahill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history... more...

  • King's Mistress, Queen's Servantby Tracy Borman

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.57

    Henrietta Howard, later Countess of Suffolk, was the long-term mistress and confidante of King George II. She was also, as Tracy Borman's wonderfully readable biography reveals, a dedicated patron of the arts; a lively and talented intellectual in her own right; a victim of adultery; a passionate advocate for the rights of women long before the dawn... 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 Bloody Red Handby Derek Lundy

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 22.00

    A bestselling chronicler of the sea turns to a trio of his own ancestors to see what memory and the selective plundering of history has made of the truth in Northern Ireland. The name ?Lundy? is synonymous with traitor in Ulster. Derek Lundy?s first ancestral subject was the Protestant governor of Derry in 1688, just before it came under siege by... more...

  • Making the Peace in Irelandby Jeremy Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    For nearly thirty years Northern Ireland has been a by-word for terrorism, bloodshed, military coercion and intense communal conflict. However, Ireland is now experiencing a transition from a society in conflict to one at peace. Where did the violence come from and why could it not be pacified? Why has it taken thirty years to solve the Northern Irish... 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 Wisdom of the Celtsby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      The ancient world of the Celts comes to life through their joyful and humorous wisdom   While they left few written records, the Celts? profound influence on Western culture can be found throughout art, literature, spirituality, and even ecology, and remains a strong presence in pop culture today. The Wisdom of the Celts offers a fascinating... more...

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

    Transworld 2014; US$ 35.42

    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...

  • Tom, Ned and Kittyby Eliza Pakenham

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 8.99

    I am standing in the dining room of my father's house in Ireland, gazing up at ten Pakenham family portraits. What thoughts went on behind those passive, chalky faces? How can I bring them out of the shadows?' Eliza Pakenham, granddaughter of the seventh Earl of Longford, chronicles the fortunes of her colourful ancestors against the backdrop of Napoleonic... more...

  • Irish Identities in Victorian Britainby Roger Swift; Sheridan Gilley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Recent studies of the experiences of Irish migrants in Victorian Britain have emphasized the significance of the themes of change, continuity, resistance and accommodation in the creation of a rich and diverse migrant culture within which a variety of Irish identities co-existed and sometimes competed. In contributing to this burgeoning historiography,... more...