A Monk Swimming
Paperback ISBN: 0786884142
The actor-brother of Frank McCourt offers an entertaining, witty memoir of life in New York City during the freewheeling 1960s, detailing his quest for fame and fortune, family life, battle with alcoholism, and reunion with his long-estranged father. Reprint. 150,000 first printing. Tour.
Paperback ISBN: 0312294166
This updated edition of the best-selling history of the IRA now includes behind-the-scenes information on the recent advances made in the peace process. With clarity and objectivity, Coogan examines the IRA's origins, its foreign links, bombing campaigns, hunger strikes and sectarian violence and its role in the latest attempts to bring peace to Northern Ireland. Meticulously researched and featuring interviews with past and present members of the organization, this is a compelling account of modern Irish history.
Insight Guides Explore Ireland
Paperback ISBN: 1786716089
From its lively capital, Dublin, to vast swathes of remote wilderness, Ireland will surprise and delight in equal measure. Insight Guide Explore Ireland is the ideal pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 16 easy-to-follow routes around Ireland. Inside Explore Ireland: Discover Ireland's epic natural attractions, including the dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the peculiar limestone Burren. Experience the historic and modern marvels of Dublin, Ireland's charming and vibrant capital city. Insight's trademark cultural coverage sets the routes in context, with introductions to Ireland's cuisine, entertainment options, wealth of activities on offer and key historical dates. Our recommended places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route, with even more suggestions in the directory section, which also contains a wealth of useful practical information including a range of carefully selected accommodation to suit all budgets. Pull-out map with useful plotted routes. Evocative photography captures Ireland's stunning green scenery. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
A Very Short Introduction
Paperback ISBN: 0192854003
This history of Stuart Britain sets the Revolution into its political, religious, social, economic, intellectual and cultural contexts. It gives an account of the effects of 100 years during which population was growing inexorably and faster than both the food supply and the employment market.
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.
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.
The Story of the Irish Race
A Popular History of Ireland
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.