Provides a re-examination of the winter of 1978–79 when more than 2,000 strikes took place across Britain. Highlights key strikes and places workers’ experiences within a broader context of trade union, Labour Party, and Conservative Party changes in the 1970s.
In this book, now available for the first time in English, Jacques Lacan explores the nature of anxiety, suggesting that it is not nostalgia for the object that causes anxiety but rather its imminence.
In a new introduction, John Gray argues that, in a world in which human freedom has spread more slowly than democracy, Berlin's account of liberty and basic decency is more instructive and useful than ever.
Tracking America’s rise since 1945 to become “master of the earth”, and measuring what has been gained and lost by Americanization, this book looks at isolationism, 9/11 and resistance to American domination.
Drawing on extensive field research, the book argues that a form of ‘virtual peacemaking’ was an essential complement to robust police action and social condemnation in bringing a definitive end to ETA’s armed activities in October 2011.
In-depth study of the Great Famine in county Leitrim using archival research to reveal the extent of the devastation that was wrought on the county by environmental conditions and British government policy at a local level.
A violently dark love story set against set against a backdrop of unadulterated evil, and a journey into the depths and contradictions of the human soul.
Ann Patchett reveals the big experiences and little moments which have shaped her as a daughter, wife, friend and writer.
The first full-scale biography of Richard Talbot (1631-91), tracing how he took on the cause of reconciling his countrymen’s allegiance to London and to Rome and, under a Catholic king, clawing back their lost status and power.
A unique anthology of poetry written by women in Ireland 1870-1970 challenges the assumption that little poetry of note was written by women during this period, revealing the range of their achievement and the lasting value of their work. Includes more than 180 poems by 15 women.
The first book about the literature of the Irish in London investigates the psychological landscapes of belonging and cultural allegiance present in the Irish experience of migration. Examines over 30 novels, short stories and autobiographies set in London since the Second World War.
A fusion of history and literary criticism – using close readings that balance techniques of realism and symbolism – this book suggests that Joyce, like Yeats and his fellow Revivalists, was attracted to the west of Ireland as a place of authenticity and freedom.
Wide-ranging anthology of horror fiction from the Victorian and Edwardian periods that embraces the diversity of the developing genre to showcase its terrifying achievements. Features supernatural tales, ghost stories, scientific horror, mad doctor tales, psychological horror and colonial horror.
Father Odran Yates is a good man. Dedicated to his vocation since entering Clonliffe College seminary at seventeen, he has lived through betrayal, controversy and public condemnation of some of his dearest friends. Through all of this, he has remained firm in his belief.
From an adolescent farmer to a local Sinn Fein activist and provincial guerrilla leader, and eventually to chief-of-staff of the IRA, this book blends elements of biography and local study to provide the first exhaustive account of Frank Aiken’s role throughout the turbulent revolutionary period, 1916-23.
In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn’t recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him.
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.