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Malachy McCourt's history of Ireland

Label
Malachy McCourt's history of Ireland
Title
Malachy McCourt's history of Ireland
Title variation
History of Ireland
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this lively, engaging chronicle, best-selling author and storyteller Malachy McCourt delivers his own unique perspective on Irish history. As entertaining as he is informative, McCourt presents the sinners and saints of his homeland in an effort to understand Ireland through centuries of invasion, oppression, and suffering. Here is a sweeping account of the Irish, from the age of Tuatha de Danann to the Viking Invasion, through An Gorta Mór (The Great Famine) to the British occupation, to the modern strife and struggle for independence - with startling insights into how the Irish national character took shape. McCourt shows how scandals undermine the efforts of honest leaders on all sides, and how resentment grew so deeply entrenched. He explores the controversial relationship between Charles Parnell and Kitty O'Shea, and its actual role in the nationalist hero's downfall. He takes you into the private lives of Daniel O'Connell, Bobby Sands, Gerry Adams, and other players in the drama and tragedy - and he makes you understand the milieu that produced them. Ireland has made a contribution to literature, diplomacy, and popular music not remotely matched by countries many times Ireland's size. In this volume, McCourt unveils a new take on the fiction, poetry, drama, and music that are Ireland's best-known export. Here are James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett, and Bono as you have never seen or understood them before. Readers of this unparalleled history of the Emerald Isle will come back to where they are and get to know the place for the first time. -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
ORX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCourt, Malachy
Dewey number
941.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA910
LC item number
.M336 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ireland
Label
Malachy McCourt's history of Ireland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Vikings and Brian Boru
  • High Kings and High Villains--Turlough O'Connor, Rory O'Connor, and Dermot MacMurrough
  • The Norman Invasion to Henry VIII: 1169-1537
  • "Strongbow"--Richard de Clare
  • The Earls of Kildare--Gerrold Mor, Gerrold Og, and Silken Thomas
  • The Tudor Conquest and the Fall of the Gaelic World
  • Hugh O'Neill, the Battle of Kinsale, and the Escape of the Earls
  • Grace O'Malley--Granuaile
  • The Seventeenth Century: Destruction, Chaos, and Loss
  • Rory O'More and Owen Roe O'Neill
  • Ireland Before Patrick
  • A Short Biography of an Odious Gatecrasher of Irish History
  • Patrick Sarsfield, the Wild Geese, and the Penal Laws
  • Oliver Plunkett
  • The Great Patriots
  • Wolfe Tone
  • Robert Emmet
  • Daniel O'Connell
  • Ireland after the Great Hunger
  • Charles Stewart Parnell: The Uncrowned King of Ireland
  • Michael Davitt
  • Peig Sayers: A Modern Look at an Ancient World
  • Douglas Hyde
  • A Terrible Beauty is Born: Proclaiming the Republic
  • Maud Gonne
  • Padraig Pearse
  • James Connolly
  • A Century of Irish Voices
  • William Butler Yeats
  • James Joyce
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Birth Pangs of a New Nation
  • Cuchulainn, Fionn mac Cumaill, and Deirdre
  • Michael Collins
  • Eamon de Valera
  • Ireland in the Modern World
  • Jack Lynch
  • Conor Cruise O'Brien
  • F.H. Boland
  • People of Passion
  • The Land of Saints and Scholars
  • Patrick: From Slave Boy to Patron Saint
  • Brigid: "The Mary of the Gael"
  • Columcille: The Dove of the Church
  • The Viking Invasion and the High Kings of Ireland
Control code
ocm56497998
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780762419654
Lccn
2003114585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)56497998
Label
Malachy McCourt's history of Ireland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Vikings and Brian Boru
  • High Kings and High Villains--Turlough O'Connor, Rory O'Connor, and Dermot MacMurrough
  • The Norman Invasion to Henry VIII: 1169-1537
  • "Strongbow"--Richard de Clare
  • The Earls of Kildare--Gerrold Mor, Gerrold Og, and Silken Thomas
  • The Tudor Conquest and the Fall of the Gaelic World
  • Hugh O'Neill, the Battle of Kinsale, and the Escape of the Earls
  • Grace O'Malley--Granuaile
  • The Seventeenth Century: Destruction, Chaos, and Loss
  • Rory O'More and Owen Roe O'Neill
  • Ireland Before Patrick
  • A Short Biography of an Odious Gatecrasher of Irish History
  • Patrick Sarsfield, the Wild Geese, and the Penal Laws
  • Oliver Plunkett
  • The Great Patriots
  • Wolfe Tone
  • Robert Emmet
  • Daniel O'Connell
  • Ireland after the Great Hunger
  • Charles Stewart Parnell: The Uncrowned King of Ireland
  • Michael Davitt
  • Peig Sayers: A Modern Look at an Ancient World
  • Douglas Hyde
  • A Terrible Beauty is Born: Proclaiming the Republic
  • Maud Gonne
  • Padraig Pearse
  • James Connolly
  • A Century of Irish Voices
  • William Butler Yeats
  • James Joyce
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Birth Pangs of a New Nation
  • Cuchulainn, Fionn mac Cumaill, and Deirdre
  • Michael Collins
  • Eamon de Valera
  • Ireland in the Modern World
  • Jack Lynch
  • Conor Cruise O'Brien
  • F.H. Boland
  • People of Passion
  • The Land of Saints and Scholars
  • Patrick: From Slave Boy to Patron Saint
  • Brigid: "The Mary of the Gael"
  • Columcille: The Dove of the Church
  • The Viking Invasion and the High Kings of Ireland
Control code
ocm56497998
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780762419654
Lccn
2003114585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)56497998

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