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    The Holding Centre

    Harry Clifton
    Harry Clifton has just completed three years as Ireland’s Professor of Poetry and this thirty-year retrospective of his work presents the trajectory of a poet who has been greeted with acclaim internationally.
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    Stalin’s American Spy

    Tony Sharp
    A biography telling the story of Noel Field, a Soviet agent in the US State Department in the mid-1930s. The book takes a fresh look at Soviet espionage in the United States and Field’s relationships with several key figures.
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    Saving the Market from Capitalism

    Massimo Amato and Luca Fantacci
    Analyses the role and organization of the world’s financial system in the aftermath of the economic crisis, arguing that the financial markets, as currently organized, hinder genuine market transactions and any chance of sustained recovery.
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    Mapping, Measurement and Metropolis

    Finnian Ó Cionnaith

    A comprehensively illustrated examination of the unique and fundamental role a small number of land surveyors had on the development of Dublin city during the eighteenth century.

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    Ireland and the Irish in Interwar England

    Mo Moulton

    Mo Moulton makes an argument for England’s treatment of Ireland after the Anglo-Irish War as an English solution to the larger problem of the collapse of its multi-ethnic empires in the twentieth century.

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    Ireland, the United Nations and the Congo

    Michael Kennedy and Art Magennis
    Including previously unseen UN archives, this book covers eighteen critical months from July 1960 to December 1961, which almost tore the UN apart and which brought the realities of UN membership to Ireland.
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    Wilfred Owen

    Guy Cuthbertson
    This new biography provides a fresh account of the life of one of the best-known war poets, chronicling his growth to poetic maturity and adding context to how his enduring verse can be understood.
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    Revolutionary Ideas

    Jonathan Israel
    In recent decades scholars have argued that the French Revolution was brought about by social forces, politics or economics, but in this account Jonathan Israel argues for the French Revolution as a culmination of the emancipatory and democratic ideals of the Enlightenment.
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    Postcolonial Reason and Its Critique

    Purushottama Bilimoria and Dina Al-Kassim (eds)
    Essays analysing the range and impact of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s contribution to postcolonial studies, cultural studies, ethnography and anthropology, as well as Spivak’s responses to the issues and questions raised by the contributors.
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    New Cultural Histories of India

    Partha Chatterjee, Tapati Guha-Thakurta and Bodhisattva Kar (eds)
    An exploration of the continuous morphing of the cultural into the world of the social and political, bringing a fresh perspective on the cultural materialities of colonial and contemporary India.
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    The Most Sublime Hysteric

    Slavoj Zizek
    Lacan described Hegel as the “most sublime hysteric” and in this new translation of an early work, Zizek reads Hegel with Lacan, revealing unique insights into the ideas of both philosophers. 
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    Living Locally

    Erica Van Horn
    A selection of entries from a daily journal over five years, from an American living in and writing about rural life in a farming valley of Tipperary.
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    Israel Since the Six-Day War

    Leslie Stein
    This timely book chronicles Israel’s military engagements since the Six-Day War, including examination of the nature of the Palestinian Authority, Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza, as well as radical Jewish movements.
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    Ireland and the New Journalism

    Karen Steele, Michael de Nie (eds)
    This volume of essays explore some of the diverse ways that W.T. Stead's complicated revolution in British newspapers and print journalism (the New Journalism) influenced Irish politics, culture, and newspaper practices.
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    The Howth Gun-Running and the Kilcoole Gun-Running

    F.X. Martin (ed)
    A 50th anniversary edition of a seminal text of Irish history, compiling eye-witness accounts, diary-entries, letters and telegrams written by leaders of Irish nationalism during the planning, execution and aftermath of the gun-running of July and August 1914.
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    Don’t Mention the Wars

    Tony Connelly
    New and updated edition exploring the truth behind European stereotypes. Covers the bailouts, the Euro-crisis, the rise of Angela Merkel and the dalliances of the French presidents.
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    Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities

    James Turner
    Philology was for centuries synonymous with humanistic intellectual life encompassing Greek and Roman literature and indeed all other languages, literatures, histories and cultures.
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    The Pillar

    Donal Fallon
    A new book which looks at the site of Nelson’s Pillar, what was there before the admiral arrived, what followed his departure and finally his replacement with the Spire of Light.
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    Romancing Ireland: Richard Hayward, 1892-1964

    Paul Clements
    Richard Hayward was one of Ireland’s best loved cultural figures in the mid twentieth century, a popular travel writer, actor and singer; he led an intense and productive life.
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    The Lonesome Road

    Gabriel Fitzmaurice

    Seamus Heaney remarked that he took pleasure in the energy of Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s poems. This is a volume of his collected and new poems.

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