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    No Ordinary Women

    Sinead McCoole
    Spies, snipers, couriers, gun-runners, medics – women played a major role in the fight for Ireland's freedom. This extended version of the book vividly recreates the characters, personalities and courage of Ireland's revolutionary women, and includes a new introduction.
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    The Abbey Rebels of Easter 1916

    Fearghal McGarry
    The Abbey Theatre played a leading role in the politicisation of the revolutionary generation that won Irish freedom, and this is the story of how, in the years following the Easter Rising, the radical ideals that inspired their revolution were gradually supplanted by a conservative vision of the nation Ireland would become.
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    Inside the Room

    Eamon Gilmore
    A political memoir detailing Ireland’s recovery from the economic crisis, written by one of the major players of the time, Eamon Gilmore.
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    The State in Transition

    Kevin Rafter & Mark O’Brien

    John Horgan has enjoyed a dramatic and colourful career, and in this collection, leading Irish and international academics and other national figures consider the idea of a changing Ireland through the prism of different aspects of Horgan’s career over the past four decades, specifically changes in media, politics, and education.

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    Sport and Ireland

    Paul Rouse
    This is the first history of sport in Ireland, locating the history of sport within Irish political, social, and cultural history, and within the global history of sport, demonstrating that there are aspects of Ireland's sporting history that are uniquely Irish and are defined by the peculiarities of life on a small island on the edge of Europe.
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    Jonathan Bardon
    Brings to life a panoramic view of the Dublin city and its characters when Handel, one of the world’s greatest composers, arrives in Dublin in 1741  to prepare his masterpiece, Messiah, for its maiden performance the following spring.
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    Ireland under Austerity

    Colin Coulter and Angela Nagle
    A collection of essays from economists and political commentators delineating the reactionary course that Ireland has followed since the ignominious demise of the Celtic Tiger.
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    Arthur Griffith

    Owen McGee

    A major new biography of a monumental figure in modern Irish history. Griffith has been typified as ‘the last Young Irelander’ and Owen McGee’s account reflects on this by examining the different conceptions of Irish nationalism that existed before and after the formation of the Irish state.

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    The Projectionist

    Carlo Gebler
    In a book that is both biography and memoir, Carlo Gébler, Ernest Gebler’s estranged son, tells the enthralling story of his father’s life, covering his strange and alienated childhood, his disastrous family relationships, his marriage to writer Edna O’Brien, his staunch socialism and uncompromising disciplinary attitude, and his final heartbreaking struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
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    Redmond: A Life Undone

    Chris Dooley
    A provocative reassessment of John Redmond bringing to life seven pivotal years in Irish history, when the campaign for Home Rule seized the imagination of a nation and brought Ireland to the brink of a negotiated settlement with Britain.
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    Medieval Ecclesiastical Buildings in Ireland, 1789–1915

    Niamh NicGhabhann

    The first full-length study of the perception and treatment of Gothic architecture in Ireland in the period between 1789 and 1915, focusing on the perception of Gothic architecture; the development of a tradition of scholarship on Irish Gothic; and the actual changes wrought to the fabric of the buildings as well as the social and legal framework for those changes.

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    Blood of the Celts

    Jean Manco

    A fresh approach to the debate over who exactly the Celts were, where ultimately they came from, and whether the modern Celtic-speakers of the British Isles and Brittany are related to the Continental Celts we know from ancient history.

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    Irish Feminisms

    Clara Fischer & Mary McAuliffe (eds)
    A collection of multi-disciplinary essays from leading experts that interrogates Irish feminist activism over the last one hundred years.
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    Irish women in medicine, c.1880s–1920s

    Laura Kelly
    The first comprehensive history of Irish women in medicine in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, focusing on the debates surrounding women’s admission to Irish medical schools, the geographical and social backgrounds of early women medical students, their educational experiences and subsequent careers.
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    Culture, Northern Ireland, and the Second World War

    Guy Woodward
    An exploration of the impact of the Second World War on literature and culture in Northern Ireland between 1939 and 1970, arguing that the war, as a unique interregnum in the history of Northern Ireland, challenged the entrenched political and social makeup of the province and had a profound effect on its cultural life.
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    The Best Are Leaving

    Clair Wills
    A wide-ranging study of post-war Irish emigrant culture, covering representations of emigrants from Ireland and of Irish immigrants in Britain across a range of discourses, including official documents, sociological texts, clerical literature, journalism, drama, literary fiction, and popular literature and film.
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    Victorian Dublin Revealed

    Michael Barry

    A thorough exploration into the Victorian era in Dublin and its significance as part of Ireland's history and heritage. Fully illustrated with Michael Barry's photographs interwoven with the story of the era.

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    Handbook of the Irish Revival

    Declan Kiberd and P.J. Mathews (eds)
    Features an array of texts from authors such as James Joyce, James Connolly and W.B. Yeats as well as insightful introductions and commentaries by Declan Kiberd and P.J. Mathews.
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    Compassionate Stranger

    Maureen O’Rourke Murphy
    A biography of Asenath Nicholson revealing her kindness toward the Irish during the Great Famine.
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    The Stoic Man

    Gerald Dawe

    Gerald Dawe’s retrospective on the Northern Irish society in which he grew up during the 1950s and ’60s, set alongside a portrait of the west of Ireland where he settled in the early 1970s and concludes with some views of Irish writing and present day Ireland as seen from the poet’s home in County Dublin.

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