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  • Alan Turing: The Enigmaby Andrew Hodges

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.38

    The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game , starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by British Intelligence in 1938, as a shy young Cambridge don, he combined brilliant logic with a flair for... more...

  • A Very Brief History of Fungal Contamination of Our Foodstockby David P. Clark

    Pearson Education 2010; US$ 1.99

    This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today (9780137019960) by David P. Clark. Available in print and digital formats. Fungal diseases and historical catastrophe: the Irish Potato Famine and beyond. During the Middle... more...

  • Easter 1916by Charles Townshend

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 17.58

    Before Easter 1916 Dublin had been a city much like any other British city, comparable to Bristol or Liverpool and part of a complex, deep-rooted British world. Many of Dublin's inhabitants wanted to weaken or terminate London's rule but there remained a vast and conflicting range of visions of that future: far more immediate was the unfolding disaster... more...

  • The Transformation Of Ireland 1900-2000by Diarmaid Ferriter

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 21.32

    A ground-breaking history of the twentieth century in Ireland, written on the most ambitious scale by a brilliant young historian. - It is significant that it begins in 1900 and ends in 2000 - most accounts have begun in 1912 or 1922 and largely ignored the end of the century. Politics and political parties are examined in detail but high politics... more...

  • Bitter Freedomby Maurice Walsh

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 21.86

    The Irish Revolution - the war between the British authorities and the newly-formed IRA - was the first successful revolt anywhere against the British Empire. This is a vividly-written, compelling narrative placing events in Ireland in the wider context of a world in turmoil after the ending of a global war: one that saw the collapse of empires... 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...

  • The Lost Distilleries of Irelandby Brian Townsend; Kohn Clement Ryan

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Scotch may be the most popular whisky in the world today, but over a century ago, it was Irish whiskey which was most commonly drunk throughout the world. At the time of writing only three producing units exist at Midleton, Co Cork; Bushmills, Co Antrim and Cooley at Dundalk, Co Louth. In this book, Brian Townsend has meticulously researched the lost... 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...

  • Tom, Ned and Kittyby Eliza Pakenham

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    '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... more...

  • Celtic Gods and Heroesby Marie-Louise Sjoestedt

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Noted French scholar and linguist discusses the gods of the continental Celts, the beginnings of mythology in Ireland, heroes, and the two main categories of Irish deities: mother-goddesses ? local, rural spirits of fertility or of war ? and chieftain-gods: national deities who are magicians, nurturers, craftsmen, and protectors of the people. more...