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  • Pale Green Light Orangeby Niall Rudd

    The Lilliput Press 1993; US$ 14.57

    The only child of a middle-class Methodist couple in suburban Clontarf, Niall Rudd attended High School, Dublin, 1936-9, Methodist College, Belfast, 1939-46 (its ground floor sand-bagged, its windows permanently blacked out), and completed his studies at Trinity College, Dublin, 1946-50. Suspended between several worlds-a Protestant in north... more...

  • Ireland and the Atlantic Heritageby E. Estyn Evans; Henry Glassie

    The Lilliput Press 1996; US$ 14.57

    Henry Glassie, in his Foreword, describes Estyn Evans, the great geographer-historian of Belfast, as 'one in a tiny aristocracy of the mind who created the intellectual world we inhabit and whose writings will inspire scholars yet unborn'. This is manifest in the depth of knowledge and in the exhilarating grasp of detail and method to be found in... more...

  • A Flame Now Quenchedby Liam Kelly

    The Lilliput Press 1998; US$ 7.28

    The Irish rebellion of 1798 comprised a scattered series of local uprisings and desperate incursions that, tragically for the rebels, failed to cohere. This fascinating portrait of County Leitrim in the 1790s provides important insights into the rebellion in Connaught. In Leitrim, the spirit of rebellion peaked in 1795 - three years before General... more...

  • Michael Collins's Intelligence Warby Michael T Foy

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Michael Collins if often thought of as Ireland's lost leader: a man born into a revolutionary environment who became a skilled statesman and military leader. Michael Foy's book looks in depth at Collins's key role in the Anglo Irish War. It is based on primary sources which have not been accessed by previous historians. more...

  • History's Daughterby Maire MacSwiney Brugha

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 16.03

    Máire MacSwiney Brugha is the only child of Terence MacSwiney, one of the greatest figures in Ireland's history, who died after seventy-three days on hunger strike in Brixton Prison on 25 October 1920. His death became worldwide news. MacSwiney is reputed to have been quoted by Mahatma Gandhi as the main inspiration for his own life's work leading... more...

  • The Feniansby Patrick Steward; Bryan P. McGovern

    University of Tennessee Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Aspirations of social mobility and anti-Catholic discrimination were the lifeblood of subversive opposition to British rule in Ireland during the mid-nineteenth century.  Refugees of the Great Famine who congregated in ethnic enclaves in North America and the United Kingdom supported the militant Fenian Brotherhood and its Dublin-based counterpart,... more...

  • Imagining Ireland's Independenceby Jason K. Knirck

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 29.99

    Chapter 1 The Treaty and Irish History Chapter 2 Irish Nationalism and the Irish Revolution, 1912-1921 Chapter 3 Negotiating a Settlement Chapter 4 The Great Debate: The Dáil and the Treaty Chapter 5 Epilogue more...

  • Crisis and Declineby R.B. McDowell

    The Lilliput Press 1998; US$ 14.57

    ‘Receding imperialism usually leaves behind those who have for generations staunchly upheld its authority and flourished under its aegis-Germans in Bohemia, Swedes in Finland, Greeks in Asia Minor, Muslims in the Balkans. Among those abandoned adherents of a lost cause were the unionists in the south and west of Ireland?. So begins R.B. McDowell?s... more...

  • Songs of Freedomby James Connolly; Mat Callahan; James Connolly Heron; Theo Dorgan

    PM Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    James Connolly was an Irish republican and socialist leader. He was executed by a British firing squad because of his leadership role in the Easter Rising of 1916. He was the author of many books and articles, becoming one of the leading revolutionary theorists of his time. Mat Callahan is the founder of the artists' collective Komotion International,... more...

  • Nation Statesby Michael Mays

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    Drawing on diverse cultural forms, and ranging across disciplinary boundaries, Nation States maps the contested cultural terrain of Irish nationalism from the Act of Union of 1800 to the present. In looking at Irish nationalism as a site of struggle, Mays examines both the myriad ways in which the nation fashions itself as the a priori ground of identity,... more...