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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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nothing Greenby Evelyn Doyle

    Orion 2011; US$ 5.99

    Sequel to the Sunday Times bestseller EVELYN, also a major film. After the heady days of the trial which released her from the care of the State Industrial schools and succeeded in changing the law, Evelyn returns to the same grinding poverty. And when Desmond is once again forced to return to England to find work, 'new mammy' Jessie increasingly... more...

  • Evelynby Evelyn Doyle

    Orion 2011; US$ 5.99

    Told through the eyes of his daughter Evelyn, this is the true story of a father's fight to reclaim his children from the Irish government in the 1950s, now a major film. Desmond Doyle, 29, a painter and decorator, is married with six children and living in the infamous Fatima Mansions in Dublin in 1953. One day he comes home to find his wife has... 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...