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  • Social Memory and War Narrativesby Christina D. Weber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    The Vietnam War has had many long-reaching, traumatic effects, not just on the veterans of the war, but on their children as well. In this book, Weber examines the concept of the war as a social monad, a confusing array of personal stories and public histories that disrupt traditional ways of knowing the social world for the second generation. more...

  • Funding the Nationby Michael Keyes

    Gill Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    By following the money trail, Michael Keyes reveals in this ground-breaking book how O'Connell turned money into political power and how sixty years later Parnell did the same. more...

  • Ireland's Arctic Siege of 1947by Kevin C. Kearns

    Gill Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    On 19 January 1947 Ireland was invaded by a freakish anticyclonic weather phenomenon unleashed from the depths of Siberia. Its prolonged two-month grip entombed the country in snow and ice. more...

  • A City in Wartime ? Dublin 1914?1918by Pádraig Yeates

    Gill Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    In the years 1914 to 1918 Dublin was utterly transformed. First, the Great Lockout of 1913 produced major consequences. Then the First World War saw a large number of men leave Dublin for the British Army - many of whom would never return. And finally the Easter Rising of 1916 meant that life in the city would never again be the same. more...

  • The Year of Disappearancesby Gerard Murphy

    Gill Books 2011; US$ 4.99

    The Year of Disappearances is a ground-breaking book that deepens our knowledge and understanding of the War of Independence. It subverts many myths,and examines realities long hidden. more...

  • Granuaile: Grace O'Malleyby Anne Chambers

    Gill Books 2006; US$ 9.99

    The story of Ireland's Pirate Queen, Grace O'Malley. It charts one remarkable woman`s quest for survival and fulfilment, by land and by sea, in a time of profound political upheaval and male chauvinistic bias. Grace O'Malley was the original prate of the caribbean trail-blazer and mould-breaker. more...

  • A City in Turmoil ? Dublin 1919?1921by Pádraig Yeates

    Gill Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    In A City in Turmoil, Pádraig Yeates takes up the story from the end of the First World War covered in A City in Wartime. Here he examines, with his usual perspicacity and insight for detail, a Dublin city still struggling for independence in the aftermath of the Great War. more...

  • Secondhand Timeby Svetlana Alexievich; Bela Shayevich

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature?a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST  AND  PUBLISHERS WEEKLY NAMED ONE... more...

  • Sitting Up With the Dead: A Storied Journey Through the American Southby Pamela Petro

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 6.42

    An enthralling, rollicking tour among the storytellers of the American Deep South. more...

  • Pioneers and Partisansby Anika Walke

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 72.99

    Pioneers and Partisans weaves together oral histories, video testimonies, and memoirs produced in the former Soviet Union to show how the first generation of Soviet Jews, born after the foundation of the USSR, experienced the Nazi genocide and how it is remembered after the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. more...