Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland
By (author) Malachy McCourt
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Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland by Malachy McCourt
Book DescriptionIn the successful tradition of Thomas Cahill's modern-day classic, "How the Irish Saved Civilization," here is an authoritative and completely engaging one-volume account of Irish history by County Limerick native, gifted storyteller, and bestselling author Malachy McCourt. Its pages are populated with figures from myth, legend, ancient history, and current events, from Cu Chulainn and Brian Boru to Oliver Cromwell, James Joyce, Lady Gregory, Gerry Adams, and Sinead O'Connor--some beloved, some controversial, but all with an undeniable influence on the course of Irish history and in turn, the history of the modern world. McCourt proves an irresistible guide on this vivid tour through the colorful and turbulent history of the Emerald Isle, from the Celtic settlements, through Viking and British occupations, modern troubles and struggle for independence. He also offers fresh insights on the country's cultural contributions to folklore, literature, art, music, and cuisine.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780762419654
(240mm x 157mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Running Press,U.S.
Publisher: Running Press
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Malachy McCourt
Couple of Blaguards, Paperback / softback (June 2013)
This two-man show is a bubbling stew of humor with a dash of poignancy to sharpen the flavor. A grand crowd pleaser whenever performed, the Blaguards is a story of immigration, triumph over hardship and the love of a family.
Through Irish Eyes, Hardback (February 2013)
The only photography book to document the world of Limerick, Ireland, as lived by families during the time of the McCourts.
Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland, Paperback (February 2008)
An irresistible tour through the Emerald Isle
Dubliners, Hardback (May 2005)» View all books by Malachy McCourt
Fifteen stories, varying from the bleakest despair to glorious epiphanies, illustrate the conflicting irresistible pull and spiritually deadening atmosphere of Ireland. Book available.
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