Irish Famine: A Documentary / Edition 2

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Overview

This unique volume, comprising Colm Tóibín's acclaimed short text and a linked collection of key documents put together by one of Ireland's leading younger historians, offers a many-sided view of one's of history's most poignant and far-reaching catastrophes. This book will allow the reader to understand the complex way in which the fragmentary past is both available to us ... and distant from us.' We get those insights from Tóibín's short history and from a rich collection of documents — government papers, recipes, journalism, letters, statistics, personal statements, all linked so the book can be read as a whole.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861974600
  • Publisher: Profile Books Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,048,185
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Diarmaid Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History at University College, Dublin. He is the author of the acclaimed and best-selling Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000. Colm Tóibín is the author of four novels (The Blackwater Lightship was shortlisted for the Booker) and also a book about Catholic Europe.

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