A Memoir of a Childhood
Trade Paperback ISBN: 000649840x
A memoir of growing up in New York in the 1930s and in Ireland in the 1940s. McCourt tells of extreme hardship and suffering, in Brooklyn tenements and Limerick slums - too many children, too little money, his mother barely coping as his father's drinking bouts brought the family close to disaster.
White Musicians and Their Contribution to Jazz, 1915-1945
Hardcover ISBN: 0195055853
A jazz critic and trumpeter presents the definitive, exhaustively researched history of white musicians' contributions to the development of jazz and their collaborations with black musicians, from Bix Beiderbecke to Artie Shaw. UP.
A Journey Through Celtic Places and Myths
Hardcover ISBN: 0299198006
Dublin-native librarian Massey tells some of the traditional Irish legends, and links them to the places where they grew. Within sections on the four counties of Leinster, Munster, Connacht, and Ulster, she tells of the battle of the bulls, the birth of Ois , the finding of Étaín, the tragedy of Deirdre, and other tales. She includes glossaries of Irish names (without pronunciation guides) and of archaeological terms, and a map and directions to the sites, but no index. Photographers Jacques Le Goff and Pip Sides provide monochrome images. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Graves Are Walking
The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People
Paperback ISBN: 1250032172
Describes the Great Irish Potato Famine that began in 1845 and discusses the how the combined forces of bacterial infection, political greed and religious intolerance started a disaster that killed twice as many people as died during the American Civil War. 35,000 first printing.
The Profligate Son
Or, a True Story of Family Conflict, Fashionable Vice, and Financial Ruin in Regency England
Hardcover ISBN: 0199687536
The dramatic and moving story of a Regency rake's descent into depravity and crime - via the exuberantly hedonistic and murky underworld of late Georgian England.
How the Irish Saved Civilization
The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
Paperback ISBN: 0385418493
Bringing readers to the Ireland of St. Patrick and the Book of Kells, a historical examination of Ireland's role in the rise of medieval Europe cites the work of countless monks and scribes in the preservation of the West's written treasury. Reprint. Tour.
In Search of Ireland's Heroes
The Story of the Irish from the English Invasion to the Present Day
Paperback ISBN: 1566637562
In In Search of Ancient Ireland, published by Ivan R. Dee in 2002, Carmel McCaffrey traced the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C. to the Norman invasion. Now, in an engaging sequel, Ms. McCaffrey tells the story of the struggle between English and Irish aspirations in the centuries since the first English incursions into Ireland in the 12th century. This is a narrative history filled with powerful personalities and families who fought in battle and through constitutional means to free Ireland from English control.
The Great Shame
And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World
Paperback ISBN: 0385720262
Provides an incisive analysis of the influence the Irish had on the world in the nineteenth century, when Ireland lost half of its population, to famine, emigration, and transportation to Australia. Reprint. 65,000 first printing.