LUSITANIA: An Epic Tragedy
“Impressive...[Preston’s} portrait of a world
convulsed in war is compelling and comprehensive.”—The Wall Street Journal.
Berkley • 544 pp. • 978-0-425-18998-6 • $15.00
Also available: Before the Fallout p. 82; The Boxer
Rebellion p. 61; A Pirate of Exquisite Mind p. 41
R. F. Foster
MODERN IRELAND 1600–1972
“Anti-romantic and realistic. An elegantly
written assessment of the current consensus
on problematic questions in Irish history.”
Penguin • 704 pp. • 978-0-14-013250-2 • $18.00
THE CLASSIC SLUM: Salford Life
in the First Quarter of the Century
“A vivid...picture of the quality—or lack of
it—of life in England among ‘ordinary’ people at the time that it was the richest country
in the world.”—Peter Stansky.
Penguin • 288 pp. • 978-0-14-013624-1 • $16.00
Gerald of Wales
THE HISTORY AND
TOPOGRAPHY OF IRELAND
Translated by John O’Meara
Penguin Classics • 144 pp. • 978-0-14-044423-0 • $14.00
June Skinner Sawyers, editor
READ THE BEATLES
Classic and New Writings on the Beatles,
Their Legacy, and Why They Still Matter
See Music History box, page 67
Introduction by Edna O’Brien
New Afterword by Malachy McCourt
Signet Classics • 272 pp. • 978-0-451-53041-7 • $4.95
Introduction and Notes by Terence Brown
Penguin Classics • 368 pp. • 978-0-14-018647-5 • $9.95
THE LOST MEN: The Harrowing Saga
of Shackleton’s Ross Sea Expedition
The lesser-known story of Shackleton’s support party, who were marooned in Antartica
and forced to fight for their survival against
all odds. “A gripping story embracing both
tragedy and triumph.”— The New York Times
Book Review. 16 pp. b/w photos, maps.
Penguin • 384 pp. • 978-0-14-303851-1 • $15.00
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Newly translated with
an Introduction by Ciaran Carson
A major new translation of the 8th century Old
Irish epic, Táin Bó Cúailnge. “Outstanding....
[Carson’s] impressive gifts, as a storyteller and
a highly skilled poet, and wizard of language
combine to re-create the fabulous urgency of
the Celtic Iron Age.”—Robert Welch, Univ. of
Ulster. “A true oral rendering....As poet and
prose writer, [Carson] echoes all your imagination strains to hear, and somehow lets the epic
pass before your eyes, and ears, as if for the
first time, again.”—Dermot Healy.
Viking • 208 pp. • 978-0-670-01868-0 • $24.95
Penguin • 256 pp. • 978-0-14-045530-4 • $16.00
Paperback available March 2009
THE GREEN FLAG
A History of Irish Nationalism
All three volumes of Robert Kee’s definitive history of Irish nationalism—The Most
Distressful Country, The Bold Fenian Men, and
Ourselves Alone. “Excellently structured...
Kee’s survey is particularly impressive for his
stirring word-picture of the great Irish figures
who made much of the history he relates.”—
The Boston Globe.
Penguin • 896 pp. • 978-0-14-029165-0 • $18.00
H. G. Wells
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLD
Introduction by Norman Stone
Edited with Notes by Michael Sherborne
Spanning the origins of the Earth to the outcome of WWI, an engrossing account of the
evolution of life and the development of the
Penguin Classics • 400 pp. • 978-0-14-144182-5 • $15.00
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A LONG LONG WAY
See Literature of World War I, page 72
MICK: The Real Michael Collins
“Hart cuts through Collins’s aura of secular sainthood, showing him to be a complex
figure.”—The Daily Telegraph. “Succeeds in
demystifying a legend.”—Boston Sunday Globe.
16 pp. b/w photos.
Penguin • 512 pp. • 978-0-14-303854-2 • $17.00
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THATCHER: A Political Marriage
Sentinel • 352 pp. • 978-1-59523-053-9 • $16.00
THE BURNING OF BRIDGET CLEARY
“Engrossing, an excellent choice for my
undergraduates.”—T. O. Beidelman, NYU. “A
riveting account of a horrific murder in 19th-
century Ireland that is also a scholarly analysis
of culture, politics, religion, and mythology.”
—Kirkus Reviews. 8 pp. b/w photos.
Penguin • 304 pp. • 978-0-14-100202-6 • $16.00
Winner of the Irish Times Award for Nonfiction
THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO
IRISH HISTORY AND CULTURE
Alpha • 288 pp. • 978-00-2862-710-6 • $16.95
TESTIMONY OF AN IRISH SLAVE GIRL
See Latin American & Caribbean History, page 28
THE PENGUIN ILLUSTRATED
HISTORY OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND
From Earliest Times to Present Day
See British History, page 40
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THE TRANSFORMATION OF IRELAND
A comprehensive survey of the social, political, cultural, intellectual, and economic
history of Ireland in the twentieth century.
“The most vivid and stimulating history of
twentieth-century Ireland currently available.”—Fintan O’Toole. 6 pp. maps.
Overlook • 896 pp. • 978-1-58567-882-2 • $24.95
IRELAND SINCE 1939
The Persistence of Conflict
“Offer[s] original insight and a comprehensive synthesis of historical research....
Patterson’s detailed analysis of the [peace]
process is impressive.”— The Irish Times.
Penguin • 448 pp. • 978-1-84488-104-8 • $16.00
LOOKING FOR JIMMY
A Search for Irish America
See Ethnic History, page 21
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