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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...

  • The Boys of '67by Andrew Wiest

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 9.95

    In the spring of 1966, while the war in Vietnam was still popular, the U.S. military decided to reactivate the 9th Infantry Division as part of the military buildup. Across the nation, farm boys from the Midwest, surfers from California, city-slickers fr more...

  • Dublin Voicesby Kevin C. Kearns

    Gill Books 1998; US$ 9.99

    From gravediggers to sailors and IRA veterans; from factories to tenements and local butchers: explore the street life of old Dublin as it lives on in these extraordinary stories, preserved and collected by acclaimed historian of the city Kevin C. Kearns. more...

  • Overheard in Dublin #LOLby Gerard Kelly

    Gill Books 2014; US$ 2.99

    Overheard in Dublin is back with another riot of wit, wisdom and suspect logic, this time with the vast majority of the contributions drawn from the site?s wildly popular Twitter account. Fans young and old will love this hilarious new collection. Get ready to laugh once again - you'll be LOLing in the aisles! more...

  • Auld Handsby Tom Thompson

    Blackstaff Press Ltd 2013; US$ 6.99

    The story of the men who worked in Belfast?s shipyards ? where the Titanic was built; the Auld Hands were the men who made the shipyards great more...

  • Voices from the Great Houses of Ireland: Life in the Big Houseby Jane O'Keeffe

    Mercier Press 2013; US$ 17.50

    A rare glimpse of life in Ireland's big houses, including Blarney Castle and Bantry House in Cork and the Denny Estates in Kerry. more...

  • Humans of New York: Storiesby Brandon Stanton

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project--to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. In the first three years, his audience steadily grew from a few hundred to over one million. In 2013, his book Humans... more...

  • Fleeing Hitlerby Hanna Diamond

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 35.99 US$ 30.95

    The first ever account of how the fall of France to the Germans in 1940 affected the lives of ordinary French people. Using eyewitness accounts, Hanna Diamond tells a story of mass exodus, defeat, humiliation, and occupation - opening the way for the triumph of the Vichy regime under Marshal Pétain. more...

  • For Comrade and Countryby Robert G. Thobaben

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2002; US$ 39.95

    Ray Hill was a cook and machine gunner who survived the sinking of a PT boat by a kamikaze. German forces in the middle of the Siegfried defensive line captured Robert Corbin, a forward artillery observer officer who later escaped after 140 days of captivity. Arthur Ensley, a B-25 pilot, was shot down on his 79th mission into the Brenner Pass. He was... more...

  • Vietnamby Andrew Wiest

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Based on rich collections housed at the National Archive, the Center of Military History, and at the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech, Voices from America's Failed Crusade will trace the American experience of Vietnam from the war's popular inception to its morale-crushing and bitter conclusion. Being careful to demonstrate that the Vietnam War was actually... more...