101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish History: The People, Places, Culture, and Tradition of the Emerald Isle

101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish History: The People, Places, Culture, and Tradition of the Emerald Isle

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by Ryan Hackney, Amy Hackney Blackwell, Garland Kimmer
     
 

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Discover the truth behind the myths of the Emerald Isle

Forget about shamrocks, leprechans, and all that blarney; 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true story of the Irish.

Inside, you'll learn about:

  • Lives of the ancient Celts before the British invasions
  • Famous Irish including

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Discover the truth behind the myths of the Emerald Isle

Forget about shamrocks, leprechans, and all that blarney; 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true story of the Irish.

Inside, you'll learn about:

  • Lives of the ancient Celts before the British invasions
  • Famous Irish including Michael Collins, Charles Parnell—and Bono!
  • The potato famine and emigration (were there really gangs of New York?)
  • Irish music and dance

Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History is an informative reference for anyone who loves the Irish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598693232
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
12/14/2006
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
185,774
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.25(h) x 0.80(d)

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101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish History: The People, Places, Culture, and Tradition of the Emerald Isle 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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MikeMcCann More than 1 year ago
This little book divides events ofr Irish History in readable chunks. A great introduction.
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Camejo More than 1 year ago
It covered alot of ground and gave an good introduction. Many chapters ended abruptluy and there was some overlap but overall a good light read for anyone interested in a high level view of the history of their ancestors
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I read some of the book and to me it seems like there is very little information that I don't already know. Everything seems summerized and most of the information in the book I already learned about in depth in magazines like National Geographic and Smithsonian.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are a LOT of interesting facts listed in this book, a lot of them even I didn't know! Guinness and other staples of Ireland are explained and even the history of those staples are brought to light! A MUST HAVE for anyone interested in Ireland, especially for those who want to find out about their ancestors homeland!