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- 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... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 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...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 18.94
The next ten years - 2012-2022 - have been referred to as 'the decade of centenaries'. This book focuses on three of those centenaries: the signing of the Ulster Covenant (2012), the Easter Rising (2016) and the Battle of the Somme (2016). It consists of sixteen extended interviews with politicians, artists and writers from the north and south of Ireland.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95
In the 1880s, Clan-na-Gael, an extremist Irish-American organization that succeeded the Fenian Brotherhood, initiated a dynamite campaign against Britain in a bid to bring about Irish independence. Throughout England, explosions rocked government, military and police targets, including the Tower of London, London Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.... more...