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  • 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...

  • Roger Casementby Angus Mitchell

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    A fascinating examination of the extraordinary life of Roger Casement, executed as part of the 1916 rising, fighting the empire that had previously knighted him. Roger Casement was a British consul for two decades. However, his investigation into atrocities in the Congo led Casement to anti-Imperialist views. Ultimately, this led him to side with... 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...

  • Seán MacDiarmadaby Brian Feeney

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Seán MacDíarmada moved in the shadows, ultra-cautious about what he committed to paper, aware that his letters could be intercepted by the police. Because of this, history has not allocated MacDíarmada the prominent role he deserves in the organisation of the Easter Rising. This book gives Seán MacDíarmada his proper place in history. It outlines... more...

  • New Perspectives on the Irish Abroadby Mícheál Ó hAodha; Máirtín Ó Catháin; David Convery; Barry Crosbie; Paul Darby; Juan José Delaney; Stephen Moore; Jason R. Myers; Sarah O'Brien; Gráinne O?Keeffe-Vigneron; Bernadette Sweeney; Bill Tobin

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    New Perspectives on the Irish Abroad: The Silent People? investigates how Irish emigrants maintain a dialogue with Ireland. The contributors explore both Ireland?s relationship with its diaspora communities and the discourses on Irish diaspora identity in an effort to give voice to those whose stories have been neglected. 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...

  • Eamonn Ceanntby Mary Gallagher

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The son of a Head Constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary, by the age of twenty-five, Éamonn Ceannt was married with a young son. He played the uilleann pipes and was passionate about the Irish language. His commitment to a politically independent, Gaelic-speaking Ireland led him from the classrooms of the Gaelic League to the National Council... more...