Great Books about Irish History and Culture

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  • The Little Green Book of Blarney-The Importance of Being Irish
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    We're all just a wee bit Irish, don't you think? Indeed, some 40 million Americans claim Irish ancestry, and many more than that line the streets each March in leprechaun hats, green beer in hand, declaring, Kiss me, I'm Irish! But what, exactly, does it mean to be Irish? Consider The Little Green Book of Blarney your very own pot of gold, a treasure trove of facts and...
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  • Ireland (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places) (January 2009)
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    Did You Know? Order a pint in almost any pub in Ireland and you will automatically be served Guinness. Ireland has the highest per capita rate of tea consumption in the world; drinking tea is such a part of daily life that every pub is required, by law, to provide it. Ireland has twice as many cattle as people. There are at least five different accents in Dublin alone.
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  • How the Irish Saved Civilization (Hinges of History)
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    In this delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little-known "hinge" of history, Thomas Cahill takes us to the "island of saints and scholars," the Ireland of St. Patrick and the Book of Kells. Here, far from the barbarian despoliation of the continent, monks and scribes laboriously, lovingly, even playfully preserved the West's written...
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  • Bloody Sunday
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    This is the story of one of the most terrifying operations ever carried out by one secret army against another. Sunday, November 21, 1920, was a decisive day in the Irish nation's long, bloody struggle for independence from Great Britain. It was on that day that fourteen British secret agents in Dublin were assassinated, an act that shattered the British intelligence system...
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