The Immortal Irishman
The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero
Paperback ISBN: 0544944836
The National Book Award–winning author of The Worst Hard Time illuminates the dawn of the great Irish American story, with all its twists and triumphs, through the life of one heroic man.
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)
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.
A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search
Paperback ISBN: 0143124722
Fifty years after being forced to give her son up for adoption, Irishwoman Philomena Lee decides to find him, while, on the other side of the Atlantic, her son, a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, struggles to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career and endanger his search to find his mother. Original. Movie tie-in.
Wars of the Irish Kings
A Thousand Years of Struggle, from the Age of Myth Through the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I
Paperback ISBN: 0609809075
A fascinating chronicle of more than one thousand years of Irish history draws on a range of primary sources, including the writings of ancient monks, personal diaries and journals, epic poetry, and other firsthand accounts, to capture the making of Ireland from the perspective of the people who were there. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The Story of the Irish Race
A Popular History of Ireland
3rd Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0785836411
To understand modern Ireland one must understand the history of Ireland. Its legends, religious and political life, culture, and wider contributions to the world remain linked to its rich past. In The Story of the Irish Race, popular writer and storyteller Seumas MacManus provides a wide-ranging look at the development of Ireland and its people. Beginning with the early colonization by the Milesius of Spain, MacManus explores ancient stories about the Tuatha De Danann, Cuchullain, Fionn and the Fian, Irish invasions of Britain, St. Bridget and St. Patrick, Irish missionaries and scholars abroad, and life and culture in ancient and medieval Ireland. He also investigates more recent events and names in Irish history, such as Oliver Cromwell, "The Wild Geese," Wolfe Tone, Daniel O'Connell, the Fenians, the Famine, Charles Stewart Parnell, and the Land League. From its earliest days to the Easter Rising, MacManus provides an entertaining and enlightening look at one of the most fascinating cultures we know.