The Great Hunger: Ireland: 1845-1849

The Great Hunger: Ireland: 1845-1849

by Cecil Woodham-Smith


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140145151
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1992
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 238,328
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Cecil Blanche Woodman-Smith was a British historian and author of popular history books on the Victorian era, including The Great Hunger, Queen Victoria, The Reason Why, and Thin Men of Hadda. She was appointed CBE in 1960, and received honorary doctorates from the National University of Ireland and the University of St. Andrews. She died in 1977.

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Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
br77rino on LibraryThing 11 months ago
A devestating review of the details of the almost unimaginably horrible Irish famine of the late 1800's. Relentless and eye-opening. Jim Cramer mentioned it on "Mad Money" and I picked it up at the library that week out of curiosity. Wow. I have to admit though, I only read half of it by the time it was due back, and haven't re-checked it out yet. The first half was harrowing enough, and I don't know if I want to learn what came later.