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  • We Don't Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland

    **NEW YORK TIMES • 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA Foreign Affairs Book of the Year“[L]ike reading a great tragicomic Irish novel.” —James Wood, The New Yorker“Masterful . . . astonishing.” —Cullen Murphy, The Atlantic"A landmark history . . . Leavened by the brilliance of O'Toole's insights and wit.” —Claire Messud, Harper’sWinner • 2021 An Post Irish Book Award — Nonfiction Book of the Year • from ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • We Are The Land

    Ireland

    by Leslie Lee ...
    Book 1 - Leslie's Travel Companion, Ireland
    We Are The Land is an exploration of Ireland—its ancient history, DNA, and culture through the adventurous search of four sisters for their Irish ancestry. The author's interest in how ancient languages evolved and migrated leads readers through the heart of Ireland to the modern revolution of the ancestral DNA of the Irish people.The author investigates the parallels between mythology, ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Say Nothing

    A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •From the author of Empire of Pain—a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions"Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mother of 10, from her Belfast home in 1972. In this meticulously reported book—as finely paced as a novel—Keefe uses McConville's murder as a prism to tell ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Troubles

    Ireland's Ordeal 1966–1995 and the Search for Peace

    The Troubles refers to a violent thirty-year conflict, at the heart of which lay the constitutional status of Northern Ireland. Over 3,000 people were killed on all sides, and many more damaged by a legacy that continued long past 1998.After looking at the roots of Catholic discrimination of the Northern Irish state, Coogan points to Orange prejudice in housing, education and jobs and the lack of ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Little Drifters: Part 1 of 4

    Little Drifters can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 4 serialised eBook-only parts.This is PART 1 of 4 (Chapters 1-6 of 24).The harrowing true story of a travelling Irish family bonded by love, broken apart by life, and then betrayed by their carers in a cruel convent in Ireland.“For those who we lost along the way, I tell this story. For all the children who suffered in this terrible ... Read more

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  • Eyewitness to Irish History

    Through sources ranging from ancient forsundun (praise songs) and the hero kings to newspaper accounts, public decrees, and even graffiti, this book offers vivid portraits of major events and everyday life in Ireland through the centuries—beginning with Golamh, the legendary leader of the band of Iberian Celts who settled the island more than three thousand years ago, and concluding with gripping ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Voyage of Mercy

    The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission

    by Stephen Puleo ...
    “Puleo has found a new way to tell the story with this well-researched and splendidly written chronicle of the Jamestown, its captain, and an Irish priest who ministered to the starving in Cork city…Puleo’s tale, despite the hardship to come, surely is a tribute to the better angels of America’s nature, and in that sense, it couldn’t be more timely.” **—**The Wall Street JournalThe remarkable ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • How to Trace Your Irish Ancestors 3rd Edition

    An Essential Guide to Researching and Documenting the Family Histories of Ireland's People

    by Ian Maxwell ...
    Whether you're eager to hold on to EU citizenship post-Brexit or simply interested in exploring your family's past, learn how to research and document your Irish ancestry with this essential guide, newly updated to include the latest genealogy tools.The purpose of this book is to highlight the most important documentary evidence available to the family historian wishing to research their Irish ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Everyday Life in 19th Century Ireland

    by Ian Maxwell ...
    To Victorian visitors, Ireland was a world of extremes—luxurious country houses to one-room mud cabins (in 1841, forty percent of Irish housing was the latter). This thorough and engaging social history of Ireland offers new insights into the ways in which ordinary people lived during this dramatic moment in Ireland's history from 1800-1914. It covers wide range of aspects of everyday lives: from ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Immortal Irishman

    The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

    by Timothy Egan ...
    In the New York Times bestseller The Immortal Irishman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Timothy Egan illuminates the dawn of the great Irish American story, with all its twists and triumphs, through the life of one heroic man.A dashing young orator during the Great Hunger of the 1840s, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Ireland: A Social and Cultural History 1922–2001

    The seminal history of Ireland’s most unusual century, thoroughly updated for the new millennium.With its starting point the bloody creation of the Irish Free State in 1922, Ireland: A Social and Cultural History explores how Irish identity has shifted across eighty years of unprecedented change and violence. What was the legacy of De Valera and Sinn Fein – or of remaining neutral during the ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Celtic Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs

    The gifted W.B. Yeats wrote of his own people "...even a newspaperman, if you entice him into a cemetery at midnight, will believe in phantoms, for everyone is a visionary if you scratch him deep enough. But the Celt, unlike any other, is a visionary without scratching." This introduction to Celtic Mythology will serve the novice well – for it is a complicated history with the earliest written ... Read more

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  • How the Irish Saved Civilization

    by Thomas Cahill ...
    series The Hinges of History
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history—the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe.Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Fifty Things You Need to Know About World History

    by Hugh Williams ...
    What are the key 50 events you really need to understand to grasp the developments of our world?In this highly entertaining read Hugh Williams distils world history into an insightful overview. By selecting fifty key people, places, battles, objects and events, he casts a clear eye over the way the world has developed and how we live today.Injecting life into familiar historical landmarks as well ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Graves Are Walking

    The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People

    by John Kelly ...
    A magisterial account of one of the worst disasters to strike humankind--the Great Irish Potato Famine--conveyed as lyrical narrative history from the acclaimed author of The Great MortalityDeeply researched, compelling in its details, and startling in its conclusions about the appalling decisions behind a tragedy of epic proportions, John Kelly's retelling of the awful story of Ireland's great ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Motherfoclóir

    Dispatches from a not so dead language

    Bestseller & Winner of the Popular Non-Fiction Irish Book Award.'Thought-provoking, irreverent and often laugh-out-loud hilarious' Irish Independent."Motherfoclóir" [focloir means 'dictionary' and is pronounced like a rather more vulgar English epithet] is a book based on the popular Twitter account @theirishfor.As the title suggests, Motherfoclóir takes an irreverent, pun-friendly and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Belfast Diary

    War as a Way of Life

    by John Conroy ...
    “For those puzzled by Northern Ireland, Belfast Diary offers a well-written, sympathetic and clear-eyed view” of life during the Troubles (New York Times Book Review)In the late 1960s, the ongoing conflict between the Protestant unionists and Catholic nationalists of Northern Ireland—divided by their stance on the country’s constitutional position as part of the United Kingdom—escalated to new, ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Irish Stories and Folklore

    A Collection of Thirty-Six Classic Tales

    For a comparatively small country, Ireland’s contributions to the world of literature have been enormous. From the older tradition, Irish writers have inherited a sense of wonder in the face of nature, a narrative style that tends toward the deliberately exaggerated or absurd, a keen sense of the power of satire. These themes carry through the entire canon of Irish literature, up until modern ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • A Short History of Ireland, 1500–2000

    by John Gibney ...
    A brisk, concise, and readable overview of Irish history from the Protestant Reformation to the dawn of the twenty-first centuryFive centuries of Irish history are explored in this informative and accessible volume. John Gibney proceeds from the beginning of Ireland’s modern period and continues through to virtually the present day, offering an integrated overview of the island nation’s cultural, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Story of Ireland

    A History of the Irish People

    by Neil Hegarty ...
    In this groundbreaking history of Ireland, Neil Hegarty presents a fresh perspective on Ireland's past. Comprehensive and engaging, The Story of Ireland is an eye-opening account of a nation that has long been shaped by forces beyond its coasts.The Story of Ireland re-examines Irish history, challenging the accepted stories and long-held myths associated with Ireland. Transporting readers to the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Jeoffry the Poet's Cat

    The Poet's Cat

    by Oliver Soden ...
    'An inspired an original tale ... Jeoffry is the greatest cat in the English language' Hilary Mantel'Simply unforgettable ... one of the most beautiful and haunting books of recent times' Alexander McCall Smith'A heart-lifting delight; I absolutely loved it. A triumph' Alexandra HarrisJeoffry was a real cat who lived 250 years ago, confined to an asylum with Christopher Smart, one of the most ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Dubliners

    by James Joyce ...
    series Dover Thrift Editions: Short Stories
    Although James Joyce began these stories of Dublin life in 1904, when he was 22, and had completed them by the end of 1907, they remained unpublished until 1914 — victims of Edwardian squeamishness. Their vivid, tightly focused observations of the life of Dublin's poorer classes, their unconventional themes, coarse language, and mention of actual people and places made publishers of the day ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Oscar Wilde's Last Stand

    Decadence, Conspiracy, and the Most Outrageous Trial of the Century

    by Philip Hoare ...
    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year that Sir Ian McKellen called a shocking tale of heroes and villains-illuminating and upsetting in equal measure.”The first production of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé in 1918, with American exotic dancer Maud Allan dancing lead, ignited a firestorm in London spearheaded by Noel Pemberton Billing, a member of Parliament and self-appointed guardian of family values. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • How the Irish Won the American Revolution

    A New Look at the Forgotten Heroes of America's War of Independence

    When the Continental Congress decided to declare independence from the British empire in 1776, ten percent of the population of their fledgling country were from Ireland. By 1790, close to 500,000 Irish citizens had immigrated to America. They were was very active in the American Revolution, both on the battlefields and off, and yet their stories are not well known. The important contributions of ... Read more

    $18.99 USD