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  • Ireland and the End of the British Empireby Helen O'Shea

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    In 1949, Ireland left the Commonwealth and the British Empire began its long fragmentation. The relationship between the new Republic of Ireland and Britain was a complex one however, and the traditional assumption that the Republic would universally support self-determination overseas and object to 'imperialism' does not hold up to historical scrutiny.... more...

  • 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 & Macmillan 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 & Macmillan 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...

  • The Plantation of Ulsterby Jonathan Bardon

    Gill & Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.99

    The Plantation of Ulster followed the Flight of the Earls when the lands of the departed Gaelic Lords were forfeited to the Crown. Bardon?s history is the first major, accessible survey of this key event in British and Irish history in a lifetime. more...

  • Dublin 1914-1918 A City in Wartimeby Pádraig Yeates

    Gill & Macmillan 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 & Macmillan 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 & Macmillan 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...

  • Dublin: A City in Turmoilby Pádraig Yeates

    Gill & Macmillan 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...

  • Every Tongue Got to Confessby Zora Neale Hurston

    HarperCollins US 2004; US$ 10.99

    E-Book Extra: Oral Tradition: A Reading Group Guide An extensive volume of nearly 500 folktales celebrating African American oral tradition, community, and faith, collected by Zora Neale Hurston on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s. The New York Times calls these bitter and often hilarious tales ?splendidly vivid and true?. Every... more...