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Ireland North Map

IRE48
Ireland Ordnance Survey
Ireland Ordnance Survey
2005
1
1873819900
MAP
Reference
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A locally published, detailed map of the northern part of Ireland at a scale of 1:250,000.
$18.95

Belfast Diary, War as a Way of Life

IRE301
John Conroy
Beacon Press
1995
240
0807002178
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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An American journalist's gripping first-person account of life in a Catholic neighborhood in Belfast in 1980.
$21.00

How the Irish Saved Civilization

IRE07
Thomas Cahill
Doubleday
1995
236
0385418493
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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This bestselling history tells the generally unknown story of Ireland’s preservation of classical learning in the Dark Ages. Cahill reveals how saints, scholars, monks and scribes reproduced important texts and spread them throughout Europe.
$16.00

Ireland Unhinged, Encounters With a Wildly Changing Country

IRE334
David Monagan
Council Oak
2014
300
1571783229
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
4/29/2014
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0
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Seeking the essence of Irish identity, American transplant David Monagan travels the length and width of Eire to explain the people’s mirth, soulfulness and eccentricities that endure despite the country’s recent economic collapse.
$17.95

Ireland, In Word and Image

IRE319
Jay Adlersberg
Welcome Books
2013
276
1599621258
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
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Jay Adlersberg's visual celebration of Ireland is accompanied by literary excerpts and poetry from Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and many others. With 75 gorgeous color photographs.
$60.00

Luck and the Irish, A Brief History of Change 1970-2000

IRE237
Roy Foster
Oxford University Press
2008
288
0195179528
HARD COVER
History
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0
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Foster takes in the sweep of contemporary Irish popular culture, music, literature and politics in this short personal book, originally delivered as the Wiles Lectures in Belfast in 2004.
$35.00

Modern Ireland, A Very Short Introduction

IRE195
Senia Paseta
Oxford University Press
2003
184
0192801678
PAPER
History
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A remarkably concise, provocative history in the well-regarded series, touching on the major aspects of Irish history, politics, and society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
$11.95

Northern Ireland

IRE205
Jonathan Tonge
John Wiley & Son
2006
256
074563141X
PAPER
History
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0
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Tonge examines the motivations, actions and achievements of the major players of the crisis -- IRA, UVF, UDA -- in this academic history of Northern Ireland over the last three decades.
$28.95

The Truth about the Irish

IRE167
Terry Eagleton
St. Martin's Press
2001
181
0312264038
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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An irreverent A-to-Z guide to all things Irish by a native son and shrewd comic commentator. Cahill casts aside many myths, starting with the first entry - A for alcohol (the Irish have the lowest per capita consumption of alcohol in the E.U., after Greece and Italy).
$18.99

Walking

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Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
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Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Silver Linings, Travels Around Northern Ireland

IRE146
Martin Fletcher
Hachette
2001
320
0349112517
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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An account of travels, as well as the people, politics and traditions of Northern Ireland, infused with the author's humor and insightful reporting.
$16.95

An Irish Country Doctor

IRE342
Patrick Taylor
Aa Balkema
2008
351
0765319950
PAPER
Literature
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An escapist, delightfully fun novel about a wonderful and loony Irish community and the eccentric local doctor who tends to them. Set in the fictional town of Ballybucklebo.
$15.99

For the Love of Ireland

IRE77
Susan Cahill (Editor)
Ballantine Books
2001
458
0345434196
PAPER
Anthology
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Organized geographically, this rich anthology introduces Ireland through the words and lives of such luminaries as James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Frank McCourt and Samuel Beckett.
$17.00

Grace Notes

IRE340
Bernard MacLaverty
W. W. Norton & Company
1998
288
0393318419
PAPER
Literature
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Belfaster Bernard MacLaverty brings us into a world reminiscent of both A Room of One’s Own (Virginia Woolf) and Dubliners (James Joyce) in his fictional portrait of composer Catherine McKenna. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
$21.00

In a Time of Violence

IRE86
Eavan Boland
W. W. Norton & Company
1995
70
0393312984
PAPER
Literature
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Poems of Ireland and the violence there --personal, political, historical and familial.
$15.95

Opened Ground, Selected Poems 1966-1996

IRE65
Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1999
464
0374526788
PAPER
Literature
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The publication of Heaney's book Death of a Naturalist in 1966 changed Irish literature -- and poetry worldwide -- forever. Dive into the physical and emotional rhythms of Irish life in this volume, which chronicles the Nobel Laureate's best work from the last 30 years.
$19.00

The Cold Cold Ground, A Detective Sean Duffy Novel

IRE339
Adrian McKinty
Prometheus
2012
320
1616147164
PAPER
Mystery
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It is the spring of 1981, and during a peak in the conflict between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, detective Sean Duffy (a Catholic) crosses over into the Protestant North. Amidst riots, bombings and hails of crossfire, Duffy must follow the trail of even more insidious violence: a malicious serial killer.
$15.95

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

IRE343
Brian Moore
Random House
2010
230
159017349X
PAPER
Literature
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An unflinching portrait of Judith Hearne, a Catholic spinster drifting into alcoholism and isolation against the backdrop of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Selected by The "Guardian" as one of 1,000 novels you must read before you die. First published in 1955.
$14.95

Troubles

IRE171
J.G. Farrell
NYRB
2002
459
1590170180
PAPER
Literature
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Set on the eve of the Irish Rebellion, this first novel in Farrell's remarkable series illuminates the British Empire's decline in Ireland to hilarious, haunting effect. Winner of the Man Booker Prize.
$17.95

Birds of Ireland, An Introduction to Familiar Species

IRE245
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2007
158355338X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
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A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of commonly encountered Ireland birds.
$7.95

The Birds of Ireland, A Field Guide

IRE338
Jim Wilson
Collins International Maps
2013
272
1848891792
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
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A complete guide to more than 240 species of birds found in Ireland, featuring over 1,400 photographs, identification features and concise descriptions.
$26.95

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A Traveller's History of Ireland

GBR39
Peter Neville
Interlink Publishing Group
2016
288
1566566371
PAPER
History
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From the Celts to the Norman invasions to modern-day Ireland, this short history is highly recommended for those who would like a brief overview of the Emerald Isle through the centuries.
$14.95

Irish Fairy and Folk Tales

IRE04
W.B. Yeats
Modern Library
2004
380
0812968557
PAPER
Literature
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Edited by the Nobel Prize-winning poet who spearheaded the Celtic Renaissance in the early 20th century, these enchanting stories introduce a cast of changelings, ghosts, mermaids, demons, saints, priests and fairies.
$18.00

Dubliners

IRE15
James Joyce
Penguin
1992
317
0140186476
PAPER
Literature
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James Joyce's unsurpassed collection of short stories depicting ordinary life in Dublin among the lower middle class -- a milestone in the history of prose fiction.
$11.00

Angela's Ashes

IRE18
Frank McCourt
Scribner
1999
364
068484267X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir of an Irish childhood spent in abject poverty in the slums of Limerick, told with enormous wit, grace, and skill.
$17.00

Eyewitness Guide Ireland

IRE02
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
396
1465441190
PAPER
Guidebook
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This superb guide is a wonderfully illustrated introduction to the country, featuring photographs, maps and short background essays on history and culture.
$25.00

The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats

IRE34
W.B. Yeats, Richard Finneran (Editor)
Scribner
1996
544
0684807319
PAPER
Literature
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All of the poetry published during the lifetime of Yeats, the great Irish poet considered by many to be the finest of his generation.
$22.00

The Reader's Companion to Ireland

IRE41
Alan Ryan (Editor)
Harvest Books
1999
352
015600559X
PAPER
Anthology
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A wonderful collection of stories and excerpts from classic and modern authors such as Eric Newby, Jan Morris, Heinrich Boll and Paul Theroux.
$23.95

The Hill Bachelors

IRE42
William Trevor
Penguin Putnam
2001
256
0141002174
PAPER
Literature
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No one writes better short fiction than William Trevor. This collection of 12 stories captures the life and people of rural Ireland.
$15.00

Green Shadows, White Whale

IRE53
Ray Bradbury
HarperCollins Publishers
2002
237
0380789663
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
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Set in Dublin, this 1953 hymn to Ireland recounts Bradbury's hilarious experiences writing the Moby Dick screenplay with John Huston (who Bradbury affectionately refers to as the "Devil Himself").
$14.99

Reading in the Dark

IRE59
Seamus Deane
Vintage Books
1998
256
0375700234
PAPER
Literature
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This novel follows a Catholic boy growing up in Northern Ireland in the 1950s, dealing with a family full of secrets and a city full of hatred.
$15.95

The International

IRE341
Glenn Patterson
Aa Balkema
2011
272
0771071116
PAPER
Literature
0
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A classic, bittersweet portrait of 1967 Belfast by an acclaimed Irish novelist. A bawdy, funny, heartwrenchingly humane novel, first published in 1999.
$21.00

The New North, Contemporary Poetry from Northern Ireland

IRE344
Chris Agee
Aa Balkema
2011
247
1907773037
PAPER
Literature
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An anthology of fifteen Northern Irish poets born after 1955, whose work is mostly short, lyric poetry that marks a new sensibility in the art. Editor Chris Agee is an American poet who has lived in Northern Ireland for many years.
$18.05

Magnum Ireland

IRE170
John Banville (Editor)
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
256
0500543038
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
1/1/2112
0
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This evocative collection of 250 photographs captures the people, landscapes and changing face of Ireland from the 1950s to the 21st century.
$60.00