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  • Dublin Made Meby CS Andrews

    The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 10.19

    Dublin Made Me, the first of C.S. ('Todd') Andrews' two celebrated volumes of autobiography, describes in loving detail the pre-independence Dublin in which the author grew up and provides a vivid participant's account of the War of Independence and the Civil War. Born in 1901, Andrews lived with his family in Summerhill until 1910, when they moved... more...

  • The Making of the Irish Protestant Ascendancyby Patrick Walsh

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 120.00

    The life and political career of William Conolly, a key figure in the establishment of the eighteenth century protestant ascendancy in Ireland. more...

  • Not Waving But Drowningby Edmund Gregory

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 23.26

    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,... more...

  • A Brief History of Irelandby Richard Killeen

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 13.11

    From the dawn of history to the decline of the Celtic Tiger - how Ireland has been shaped over the centuries. more...

  • The Other Famineby Gerard MacAtasney

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    In the summer of 1822 a bad potato crop and limited employment opportunities created famine conditions in the west and south-west of Ireland. The Other Famine is the first book to examine these events, and specifically their implications for County Leitrim. Beginning with an overview of life in the county from 1800 to 1821, this book looks at landlord-tenant... more...

  • Spike Islandby Michael Martin

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    After fourteen centuries of military and ecclesiastical heritage, 2005 saw the then-Justice Minister Michael McDowell put in place proposals to turn Spike Island into Ireland's 'Alcatraz', through the construction of a 70 million super-prison. Spike Island, situated proudly in Cobh Harbour, has a long penal history. Cromwell used it as a holding... more...

  • Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Ofby Colin Murphy

    The O'Brien Press 2009; US$ 14.57

    STORIES OF ADVENTURE & ACHIEVEMENT ? INVENTORS, GOLD-DIGGERS, MILITARY LEADERS, SPIES, RABBLE-ROUSERS, SOLDIERS, COURTESANS, ACE PILOTS, DETECTIVES, ATHLETES, HEROES. Irish people have left their mark on virtually every corner of the globe. This fascinating book tells the stories of the Irish who are justly celebrated in their adopted homelands, but... more...

  • A Long Long Warby Ken Wharton

    Helion & Company 2010; US$ 19.99

    This is the story of the Troubles in Northern Ireland told from the perspective of the British soldiers who served there between 1969 and 1998. This was a war against terrorists who knew no mercy or compassion; a war involving sectarian hatred and violent death. Over 1,000 British lives were lost in a place just 30 minutes flying time away from the... more...

  • Whose Past is it Anywayby Jude Collins

    The History Press 2012; US$ 18.94

    The next ten years - 2012-2022 - have been referred to as 'the decade of centenaries'. This book focuses on three of those centenaries: the signing of the Ulster Covenant (2012), the Easter Rising (2016) and the Battle of the Somme (2016). It consists of sixteen extended interviews with politicians, artists and writers from the north and south of... more...

  • The Irish-American Dynamite Campaignby Joseph McKenna

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95

    In the 1880s, Clan-na-Gael, an extremist Irish-American organization that succeeded the Fenian Brotherhood, initiated a dynamite campaign against Britain in a bid to bring about Irish independence. Throughout England, explosions rocked government, military and police targets, including the Tower of London, London Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.... more...