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  • Wars of the Irish Kingsby David W. McCullough

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 25.99

    For the first thousand years of its history, Ireland was shaped by its monasteries and its wars. The artistic flourishing of the monasteries has received a good deal of attention, but the violent and varied wars have in recent years gone unremembered. In Wars of the Irish Kings , David Willis McCullough has turned back to the earliest accounts of... more...

  • German-speaking Exiles in Ireland 1933-1945by Gisela Holfter

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 86.80

    German-speaking Exiles in Ireland 1933-1945 is a pioneering study of the impact the German-speaking exiles of the Hitler years had on Ireland as the first large group of immigrants in the country in the twentieth century. It therefore adds an important yet hitherto virtually unknown Irish dimension to international exile studies. After providing an... more...

  • Irish History For Dummiesby Mike Cronin

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    From Norman invaders, religious wars?and the struggle for independence?the fascinating, turbulent history of a tortured nation and its gifted people When Shakespeare referred to England as a "jewel set in a silver sea," he could just as well have been speaking of Ireland. Not only has its luminous green landscape been the backdrop for bloody Catholic/Protestant... more...

  • 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...

  • 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish Historyby Ryan Hackney; Amy Hackney Blackwell

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 9.95 US$ 8.16

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Singular Countryby J.P. Donleavy

    The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 10.19

    A new and original work from "one of the most accomplished and original writers of our time", Joseph Heller. A Singular Country is J.P. Donleavy's idiosyncratic and personal view of Ireland told in the vernacular of the Irishman, which he has nearly, but not quite, become. "A country where the dead are forever living and which is at once magical,... more...

  • Seventy Years Youngby Pamela Hinkson

    The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 10.19

    This book is one of the most remarkable and the most entertaining of its kind ever published about late Victorian and Edwardian Ireland.' - Peter Costello, Sunday Independent. 'A woman of considerable style and substance, her autobiography gives a fascinating glimpse into the social and political life in Ireland at the turn of the century.' - Deidre... more...

  • The Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Ofby Colin Murphy

    The O'Brien Press 2012; US$ 14.57

    Irish people have left their mark on virtually every corner of the globe. This fascinating book tells the stories of the Irish who are justly celebrated in their adopted homelands, but virtually unknown in Ireland. more...