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The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A Stunning Book ...Informative and beautifully written!

This is a beautiful book I had read about The Famine before, especially in The Great Hunger. But this book seems to go farther, not just in detail and research, but also in its eloquent writing. I felt I was there, with the peasants as they worked in the ditches in ...
This is a beautiful book I had read about The Famine before, especially in The Great Hunger. But this book seems to go farther, not just in detail and research, but also in its eloquent writing. I felt I was there, with the peasants as they worked in the ditches in the snow with few clothes and scraped for anything for their babies to eat, even seeds the birds had spat out. Also the author makes the complicated British policy understandable (you do need to concentrate in these passages). The book is gorgeously written,but it is also level headed. I highly recommend!

posted by Anonymous on August 23, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I am a high school sophomore who had to do a research project. I

I am a high school sophomore who had to do a research project. I found this book to be very helpful with my
research. The book was very well written. It was also very easy to understand. I felt like the author John Kelly
 explained everything that happened during the Fa...
I am a high school sophomore who had to do a research project. I found this book to be very helpful with my
research. The book was very well written. It was also very easy to understand. I felt like the author John Kelly
 explained everything that happened during the Famine very clearly. I found the book to have many important
details that you would need to know for a research project. The book helps you to understand how the Irish felt
during this tragic time. The book was an easy read because of it's clear writing style. While reading you are
clearly able to understand the events that happened during this tragedy. The author is very clear with his
explanation on how everything happened during the famine. The author gives you a new insight to 
what actually went on during the famine. The book clearly shows how the Irish felt. It also shows how
badly they were treated. When I first saw the book i thought i would be like reading a history textbook. It was not.
I recommend this book to any student doing a research project.

posted by Anonymous on April 11, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    I am a sophomore in high school that chose to do my research pro

    I am a sophomore in high school that chose to do my research project on the Potato Famine. I found the book to be very useful. The book
     help answer some question I had on this specific topic. It also gave me an idea of how life was back then during these tough times. It
    was great of the author to not take any sides when writing this book because it gave me an ideal on how the people had reacted to the
     famine. But in general did not like the book at all. Also, the book was helpful because it showed me how the famine impacted life back
    then. Yes, it is a well written book but it just got to boring for me to read. It also got really depressing for me to read because of the way the
     author wrote on how the Irish people had felt during this period of time. I wish that the author could have made it a little bit interesting
    than just writing down fact after fact. Also it kind of got confusing but it may just been the way I read the book. But still the book was
    confusing, boring, and depressing for me to read. If you are a reader who enjoys reading a book that is boring, confusing, and
    depressing then go right ahead and read it. 

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    Posted March 19, 2014

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