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    The Lives of Erich Fromm

    Lawrence J. Friedman and assisted by Anke M. Schreiber
    Biography and study of the political activist, psychologist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, and one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. Portrays a man of immense authenticity and spirituality.
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    The Law School of University College Dublin

    W.N. Osborough
    A history of UCD’s Law School covering its establishment in 1909, its survival as a distinct unit, the challenges of legal education and research and how they have been overcome so as to sustain and develop as an internationally recognised centre of excellence.
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    The Last Armada

    Des Ekin
    Brings to life the epic conflicts between Spain’s Philip III and Elizabeth I of England, culminating in the Spanish invasion of Ireland, the fateful Battle of Kinsale and the downfall of the Gaelic insurgent chieftains O’Neill and O’Donnell.
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    The Consolations of Writing

    Rivkah Zim

    Reveals why the great contributors to the tradition of prison writing are among the most crucial figures in Western literature, pairing writers from different periods and cultural settings, carefully examining the rhetorical strategies they used in captivity, often under the threat of death.

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    Neither Unionist Nor Nationalist

    Stephen Sandford
    The first major history of the relatively overlooked 10th (Irish) Division sheds new light on ethnicity, age, religion, employment and social background and reveals that the 10th was neither as Irish nor as nationalist as previously believed.
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    Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture

    Conn Holohan and Tony Tracy (eds)

    Collection of essays analysing the shifting representations of Irish men across a range of popular culture forms in the period of the Celtic Tiger and beyond, tracing the effects of these changes into popular understandings of what it is to be an Irish male.

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    Maintaining a Place: Conditions of Metaphor in Modern American

    Maria Stuart, Fionnghuala Sweeney, Fionnuala Dillane, and John Brannigan (eds)
    An international collection of critical and creative work exploring the ongoing transatlantic influence exerted by the American poetic tradition on contemporary writers and honouring Ron Callan for his unique contribution to the field of American Studies in Ireland.
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    Life Here Below

    Michael J. Farrell
    A new collection from Michael J. Farrell who says his short stories are about what people brood over in the small hours until some see the light.
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    Histories of the Irish Future

    Bryan Fanning
    An intellectual history of Ireland and of Irish crises viewed through the eyes of 12 key writers: William Petty, William Molyneux, Edmund Burke, Thomas Malthus, Richard Whately, Friedrich Engels, John Mitchel, James Connolly, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, Jeremiah Newman, Conor Cruise O'Brien and Fintan O'Toole.
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    Her Father’s Daughter

    Nessa O’ Mahony
    Nessa O’Mahony’s third poetry collection presents two very contrasting father-daughter relationships in a parallel sequence of poems, one relating to her relationship with her own father, the second exploring the life of her grandfather through her mother’s memories.
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    Gerald Lee
    New fiction from Gerald Lee follows a journey through the psychological spiral of a ten year old boy’s struggle, not merely to survive, but to fulfil his most primal instinct – to reunite with his family.
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    Folklore and Modern Irish Writing

    Anne Markey and Anne O’ Connor (eds)
    Explores the fascination with Irish folklore and storytelling and offers an overview of the complex relationship between oral traditions and literary practices in Ireland.
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    Easter Widows

    Sinead McCoole
    Tells the story of seven Irish women who became widows after their husbands were executed in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising. These women all knew each other and their lives became intertwined.
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    Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

    Catriona Crowe, Ronan Fanning, Michael Kennedy, Dermot Keogh, Eunan O’Halpin, Kate O’Malley (eds)
    Covering the entire spectrum of Ireland's foreign relations between 1948 and 1951, including its role as a founder member of the Council of Europe in 1949, its refusal to join NATO and the growth of its overseas missions.
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    A Struggle for Fame

    Charlotte Riddell
    The caustically witty, semi-autobiographical novel of acclaimed Irish Victorian writer Charlotte Riddell. First published in 1883, this title is the first in Tramp Press's 'Recovered Voices' series.
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    American Pulp

    Paula Rabinowitz
    The story of the midcentury golden age of pulp paperbacks and how they brought modernism to Main Street, democratized literature and ideas, spurred social mobility, and helped readers fashion new identities.
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    Why Tolerate Religion?

    Brian Leiter

    Addresses one of the most enduring questions in political philosophy and constitutional theory – why is religion given special treatment in both law and public discourse?

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    Periodicals and Journalism in Twentieth-century Ireland

    Mark O'Brien and Felix M. Larkin (Eds)

    Essays exploring the links between Irish periodical journals and journalism from the early 1900s onwards. Covers the many changes from before to after independence right up to the end of the 20th century.

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    The Zebra Stood in the Night

    Kerry Hardie

    Kerry Hardie’s seventh poetry collection, grounded in the natural world and focusing on landscape, loss, belonging and transformation.

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    Judging W.T. Cosgrave

    Michael Laffan

    A biography which draws on sources not consulted by other historians, examining Cosgrave’s career as local politician, rebel, minister, head of government for nearly ten years, and opposition leader.

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