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- Random House 2009; US$ 26.78
Ireland's bestselling popular historian tells the story of contemporary Ireland - controversial, authoritative and highly readable. Tim Pat Coogan's biographies of Michael Collins and DeValera and his studies of the IRA, the Troubles and the Irish Diaspora have transformed our understanding of contemporary Ireland, and all have been massive bestsellers.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 45.99
Celtic Revival? explores what happens when a society loses its wealth, its faith in government, and its trust in its Church. Sean Kay draws on a rich blend of research, interviews with a broad spectrum of Irish society, and his own decades of personal experience to tell the story of Ireland today?from the rise of the Celtic Tiger to the dramatic... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 16.48
Richard English's brilliant new book, now available in paperback, is a compelling narrative history of Irish nationalism, in which events are not merely recounted but analysed. Full of rich detail, drawn from years of original research and also from the extensive specialist literature on the subject, it offers explanations of why Irish nationalists... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2012; US$ 15.99
The autobiography of a unique woman, spanning most of the 20th century. It is filled with famous people including revolutionaries, writers, statesmen and many more· A compelling insight into a time of great upheaval in Ireland, Europe and Africa. more...
- The Lilliput Press 1999; US$ 12.99
The people who talk about their lives in this book represent a creative, dissident Ireland. They are artists, writers, map-makers, weavers, water-diviners, teachers, environmentalists, farmers, wood-cutters, gardeners, travellers and monks. Some continue ways of life that have existed for generations; others have chosen to live and work in ways that... more...
- Liberties Press 2012; US$ 16.99
Welcome to Wacky Eire - it's stranger than fiction. Imagine RTƯ's Nationwide crossed with the cult series Eurotrash, or BBC's Country File mixed with Father Ted . . . Now imagine it as a book of true stories, written by an insider who has travelled the length and breadth of Ireland seeking out the weird, the wacky, the raunchy and the downright shocking... more...
- The Lilliput Press 1990; US$ 19.99
The finest and most penetrating essayist this country has produced this century ... there is not a dull page in this civilized and witty book.' - The Irish Times A third volume of essays - autobiographical, polemical, political, exploratory - by the most distinctive Irish writer of the age, in the highest tradition of Swift and Shaw. Hubert Butler's... more...
- The History Press 2008; US$ 7.99
Christine Kinealy incorporates some of the most recent scholarship to explore the key developments and personalities that have helped to shape this country over 1500 years. From the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in the twelfth century - which began Ireland's complex and tortuous relationship with England - to Cromwell's invasion, the Plantation of Ulster,... more...
- The Lilliput Press 1991; US$ 9.99
Owen Sheehy Skeffington was one of the few Irish public figures who carried a flame for individual conscience and humanitarianism during the mid century. He came from a socialist-republican backround (his father, Francis, a pacifist, murdered in 1916; his mother, Hanna, a prominent suffragette), and was to dedicate his life to the defence of liberal... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 8.99
In a series of vignettes of life in her village, Alice Taylor reasserts the priorities of public space and local community. The Parish evokes and explores the positive values of community, which could be renewed and reinvigorated for a present and future that achieves harmony between comfort and the pressing need to respect the environment. more...