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  • The Story Of The Great Irish Famine

    If 1916 is the founding myth of the Irish state then the famine is the founding tragedy.It was a tragedy on a truly epic scale, the events of the famine came to pass not in one of the worlds poorest nations, but in what was at the time part of metropolitan Britain (following the Act of Union of 1800).Caused by the destruction of the staple food of the ordinary Irishman and women, the potato, by ... Read more

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  • Dubliner: The Story Of James Joyce

    by Fin Keegan ...
    The story of Ireland's most famous writer, James Joyce.James Joyce is one of Ireland’s most celebrated authors, but he spent much of his life in exile from his native country.In this short, informative biography, Fin Keegan explores the life and times of the great writer and explains why he left, why he wrote and where he came from.The perfect ebook for those seeking to understand the complex ... Read more

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  • The Story Of The 1798 Rebellion

    The story of Ireland's bloody and doomed rebellion of 1798.The 1798 Rebellion forms a central part of the narrative of modern Irish History. It marks at once the formation of a unified catholic and protestant movement for independence and the beginning of the end for the home rule experiment of the Grattan’s parliament.Like much of Ireland’s history it also encourages debate and discussion. In ... Read more

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  • The English Civil Wars 1642-1649

    This is the definitive military history of the Civil Wars which swept the British Isles from 1642 to 1649.The martial aspects of the wars are covered in detail along with a comprehensive overview of the religious and political dimensions which shaped the armies involved in the conflict. This excellent single volume history is the perfect introduction to the military history of this turbulent ... Read more

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