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  • 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...

  • The Billy Boyby Chris Anderson

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 10.88

    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... more...

  • 101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish Historyby Ryan Hackney; Amy Hackney Blackwell

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 9.95

    Forget about shamrocks, leprechauns, and all that blarney, 101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true stories of the Irish. Inside, you'll learn about about: Lives of the ancient Celts until the British invasions; Famous Irish including Michael Collins, Charles Parnell-and Bono!; The Potato Famine and Immigration... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...