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  • The Billy Boyby Chris Anderson

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27

    A cult figure among loyalists, despised and feared by nationalists, Billy 'King Rat' Wright is reputed to have been involved in a number of sectarian murders before he himself was shot dead by republican gunmen inside the Maze Prison in 1997. Wright became involved with loyalist paramilitaries at the age of 16, and in the early 1990s he emerged as... more...

  • The Present and the Past in Medieval Irish Chroniclesby Nicholas Evans

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00

    A new analysis of a vital source for the history of Ireland and Scotland in the middle ages. more...

  • Smashing H-Blockby F. Stuart Ross

    Liverpool University Press 2011; US$ 125.00

    This is a political history of the Irish republican struggle against criminalization from 1976 to 1982, which culminated in the historic hunger strikes of 1980 and 1981, and is widely regarded as a turning point in the Troubles. Unlike previous accounts, this fascinating book focuses on the popular movement outside the prisons, challenging republican... more...

  • Modernity, Freedom, and the African Diasporaby Elisa Joy White

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    Elisa Joy White investigates the contemporary African Diaspora communities in Dublin, New Orleans, and Paris and their role in the interrogation of modernity and social progress. Beginning with an examination of Dublin?s emergent African immigrant community, White shows how the community?s negotiation of racism, immigration status, and xenophobia... more...

  • The Great Irish Famineby Liz Sonneborn

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    In September 1845, the farmers of Ireland made a chilling discovery?much of their potato crop was black, mushy, and rotten. The crop failure marked the beginning of the Great Irish Famine, one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the 19th century. With some 3 million Irish people dependent on the potato for their very survival, starvation and epidemic... more...

  • Skelligsideby Michael Kirby

    The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 7.28

    This is the remarkable folk autobiography of a small famer, fisherman and poet from from the South Iveragh peninsula of Co. Kerry, part of Ireland's western sea-board, a region bounded by mountains and unique inits cultural inheritance. Kirby's writing combines description with narrative, anecdote and poetry, and gives a vivid pen-picture of the locality... more...

  • Skellig Sunsetby Michael Kirby

    The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 7.28

    'A man who understands the true value of life ... he shows us that everything that lives is connected.' - Jane Urquhart. 'He writes charmingly with colour, fun and a flair few others have ever bettered.' - Sunday Tribune. Skelligs Sunset, a posthumous volume of work in English by Michael Kirby, is the final part in his trilogy of memoir, storytelling... more...

  • A Singular Countryby J.P. Donleavy

    The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 10.19

    A new and original work from "one of the most accomplished and original writers of our time", Joseph Heller. A Singular Country is J.P. Donleavy's idiosyncratic and personal view of Ireland told in the vernacular of the Irishman, which he has nearly, but not quite, become. "A country where the dead are forever living and which is at once magical,... more...

  • Seventy Years Youngby Pamela Hinkson

    The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 10.19

    This book is one of the most remarkable and the most entertaining of its kind ever published about late Victorian and Edwardian Ireland.' - Peter Costello, Sunday Independent. 'A woman of considerable style and substance, her autobiography gives a fascinating glimpse into the social and political life in Ireland at the turn of the century.' - Deidre... more...

  • Not Waving But Drowningby Edmund Gregory

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 22.55

    Not Waving But Drowning tells the harrowing true story of one man's childhood struggle against poverty and his subsequent drive to become a policeman in the Royal Ulster Constabulary. From his earliest days, Edmund Gregory possessed an awareness beyond his years. During the course of his parents' turbulent and doomed marriage, he soaked up... more...