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The Myths, Legends, and Lore of Ireland
     

The Myths, Legends, and Lore of Ireland

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by Amy Hackney Blackwell
 

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More than 20 million Americans claim some sort of Irish heritage. But how much do you really know about this amazing country? Forget about shamrocks, leprechauns, and all that blarney--this book is a concise and authoritative guide that dispels the myths and tells the true stories of the Irish. Highlights include:
  • Who St. Patrick really was
  • The

Overview

More than 20 million Americans claim some sort of Irish heritage. But how much do you really know about this amazing country? Forget about shamrocks, leprechauns, and all that blarney--this book is a concise and authoritative guide that dispels the myths and tells the true stories of the Irish. Highlights include:

  • Who St. Patrick really was
  • The story behind "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
  • Scandals in the Irish church
  • Coming to America and the real gangs of New York
  • The spooky truth behind changelings, leprechauns, and fairies

Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, this book is an informative pot of gold for everyone who loves the Irish!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440509247
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
12/18/2010
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
12,305
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Ryan Hackney received his BA and MA in the History of Science from Harvard University. He has written for Let's Go guides to Britain, Europe, and Ecuador, and he edited Let's Go Ireland. He also got engaged in Ireland (to an American) and has an Irish-Canadian bulldog named Chaucey.

Amy Hackney Blackwell graduated from Duke University with degrees in History and Medieval and Renaissance Studies, with a concentration in the history and literature of the British Isles. She received an MA in Early Modern European History from Vanderbilt.

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The Myths, Legends, and Lore of Ireland 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
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A shapeshifter the name of Avalon walked in "may i join?"
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Calling this "myths, legends and lore" is like calling instructions on how to assemble a bed "bedtime stories." Only plus was getting it free.
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Hse
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Third floor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun none-the-less
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Includes the history of Ireland from the beginning to now. Totally interesting way of writing history without it being boring....no intimate details of dates and battles; instead an overview of what happened leading to what happened next. Highly recommended for understanding the complicated history of Ireland.
jensedhome More than 1 year ago
Our family enjoyed this colorful book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is filled with the history of Ireland, not many myths/legends or any real lore. It's still an interesting book explaing and telling about the emerald Isle in a way that's both understandable and not insulting to the reader, but not what I expected.
dddaaron More than 1 year ago
This was an easy book to read. I found it to be well written and easy to understand in that stories were told in an easy to read way and not so that you had to look up every other word.
efs05 More than 1 year ago
Good enough
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This is a wonderful compilation of the history, folklore, and facts about Ireland. I really enjoyed reading this book; it is well-written and held my attention. Although the book covers Ireland's history, reading the historical account of Ireland did not have the ho-hum textbook drone- it was written in a way so that it was a pleasant reading experience and a wonderful educational experience.
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This is a really interesting book on the history of Ireland. It covers the major points of interest without becoming long winded or boring. Recommended for anyone with an interest in Ireland.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
informative, interesting, not Irish, I wanted to read something during St. Patrick's day, and found this book to be full of Irish beginnings of their folklore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool book