Books tagged: ireland history

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An Irish Volunteer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,150. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Joe Plunkett joins a secret rebel organization in a desperate bid for Ireland’s freedom in 1916, as World War I rages in Europe. Joe goes into this impossible battle against the British Empire caught between his obligation to sacrifice everything for his country and his desire to stay alive and share his life with his true love Grace Gifford.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The Story of Oliver Cromwell's 'pacification' of Ireland between 1649 and 1653, with a description of the New Model Army, the sieges of Drogheda and Wexford, and the removal of the entire Catholic population from their homes to exile in the far west of Ireland.
The Assassination of Michael Collins: What Happened at Béal ma mBláth?
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 130,550. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Revolutionary
An in-depth study of the death of Michael Collins, hero of the 1916 Easter Rising, and leader of the Irish War of Independence.
River God
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,520. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Life in an Irish village during the early 11th century is hard, especially for a boy that is branded a fool. Balor, the fool, finds solace in the river that will become be his salvation from a lonely and unhappy life. Balor falls in love with Fee. For ten years, his love is unrequited. A strange and tragic turn of events favour Balor but will he succeed and win her heart too?
Irish History Compressed
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,990. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
A short illustrated history of Ireland from the Celts to the Economic Crash, with additional timeline and biographies of key figures in Irish history.
Salt and Emerald - a hesitant solo voyage round Ireland and the Irish
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 138,760. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Much more than adventurous travel, this book is an exploration of Ireland and her people, past and present. Observed with humour, sensitivity and insight, it is an engrossing account of encounters and experiences - astonishingly diverse - by a seasoned travelwriter. Everything from Dervla Murphy to the Mary Celeste. A journey packed with fact and anecdote that carries you along like the tide.
The Spirit of Irish Wit
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 123,600. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Nonfiction » History » European
A collection of 800 pieces of Irish wit, published in 1811 that encapsulates life from the humble chimney sweep to the arrogant nobleman. An essential guide to humour in culture and manners, pomp and politics, humbug and sharp tongues, class and craft, language and expression, wisdom and foolishness during the political ferment prior and during the 1798 Rebellion and after the Act of Union.
The Story of Ireland
Price: $8.88 USD. Words: 90,820. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
This is the story of Ireland – not just her History, but her story. Her Music, her Poetry and Theatre, her ancient Brehon laws. How people lived in the times of Brian Boru, what they wore and what they ate and drank. It’s the story of her roads, her railways, her canals. It’s the story of her industries, her agriculture, her linen, her ship building, and her modern financial revolution.
Tan - A Story of Exile, Betrayal and Revenge
Price: $3.98 USD. Words: 90,610. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
It’s 1914 and Liam Mannion is forced to flee Ireland over a crime he didn’t commit. He enlists and endures the hell of trench warfare. Five years later he returns to his home town as a Black and Tan - specialist troops who become notorious for their brutality. Liam is torn between loyalty to the Army and to his childhood friends, who are now fighting alongside the rebels to overthrow British rule.
Big Jim's Beat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,130. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
Big Jim, a young maverick in the Royal Ulster Constabulary caught in the battle between Britain, the I.R.A and Loyalists. As the police force becomes a political football - he is buffeted by commanders, enemies and women, struggling to maintain his free spirit.