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  • Fadóby Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.99

    Irish men and women of all hues and generations are examined here as the reader is guided through a land of heroes and villains, saints and scholars, pestilence and prosperity. Fadó is a book that can be read with ease and the author's passion for his subject is infectious. It is a must read for anyone interested in Irish history. more...

  • Michael Mallinby Brian Hughes

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Executed in Kilmainham Gaol on 8 May 1916, Michael Mallin had commanded a garrison of rebels in St Stephen?s Green and the College of Surgeons during Easter Week. He was Chief-of-Staff and second-in-command to James Connolly in the Irish Citizen Army. Born in a tenement in Dublin in 1874, he joined the British army aged fourteen as a drummer. He... more...

  • The Gift of a Gardenby Alice Taylor

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 16.03

    A book of wisdom and life. Welcome to Alice Taylor?s garden: ‘Just inside the gate, hand-painted on a rickety piece of timber, is a little sign: Miracles only grow where you plant them. I saw it in a garden centre and could not resist it. This garden is full of my lack of resistance. I have no in-depth gardening knowledge and I work on impulse.... more...

  • James Connollyby Lorcan Collins

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    James Connolly (1868-1916) became a leading Irish socialist and revolutionary, and was one of the leaders of Ireland's rebellion in 1916. As a youth he had served in the British army in Ireland and, seeing how they treated the local population, became hugely disillusioned with the British Army. He became involved in socialism in Scotland and was... more...

  • A New History of Ireland, Volume VIby W. E. Vaughan

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 59.99

    A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. Volume VI opens with a character... more...

  • Irish Civilizationby Arthur Aughey; John Oakland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Irish Civilization provides the perfect background and introduction to both the history of Ireland until 1921 and the development of Ireland and Northern Ireland since 1921. This book illustrates how these societies have developed in common but also those elements where there have been, and continue to be, substantial differences. It includes... more...

  • The Secret Court Martial Records of the 1916 Easter Risingby Brian Barton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    Until 1999 official British records of the fifteen trials that followed the Easter Rising of 1916 were kept a close secret. Further material released in 2001 included the trial of Countess Markievicz and important evidence about the 'shoot to kill' tactics used by the British Army. These records, the subject of heated speculation and propaganda for... more...

  • Prelude to the Easter Risingby Reinhard R. Doerries

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    Prelude to the Easter Rising casts light upon the clandestine activities of Sir Roger Casement in Imperial Germany from 1914 to 1916. German military intelligence and the Imperial Foreign Office had far-reaching plans to use the Irish in the war against Britain. Radical Irish-American leaders were behind Casement's mission to Berlin. It took some... more...

  • The Book of the Poppyby Chris McNab

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Remembrance Poppy is a haunting reminder of the ultimate cost of war. Worn by millions around the world every year, the Poppy compels us to remember war?s dead, wounded and bereaved, regardless of nationality or conflict. As we reflect on the centenary of the First World War, this book charts the history of the Remembrance Poppy, from its origins... more...

  • Ireland in the Age of the Tudors, 1447-1603by Steven G. Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Our understanding of the interaction of English and Gaelic worlds (culminating in the Tudor conquest and the collapse of Gaelic rule) has been transformed over the past thirty years through the detailed research of Irish and Tudor specialists and this wealth of new scholarship is fully synthesised in the text. Steven Ellis also explores the the nature... more...