The Famine Plot: England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy

The Famine Plot: England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy


By (author) Tim Pat Coogan

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 236mm x 30mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 27 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230109527
  • ISBN 13: 9780230109520
  • Sales rank: 47,158

Product description

The definitive book on the Great Famine from Ireland's greatest historian, combining the latest research and fresh insights. The Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration in Ireland. Between 1845 and 1852 the island's population dropped by 2.5 million-a full quarter of its citizens - and its legacy continues to be felt. For both the native Irish and those in the resulting diaspora, the famine entered folk memory and became a rallying point for nationalist movements for decades. This is a fascinating and sobering look at a dark period of global history, as well as the ramifications of the 'famine mentality' that continues to haunt Ireland to this day.

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TIM PAT COOGAN is Ireland's best known historian and the author of numerous seminal works, including Michael Collins and The IRA, published to wide acclaim. The former editor of The Irish Press, he lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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'Tim Pat Coogan...has done extensive research and produced a book which is informative, educational and interesting. The Famine Plot is well worth reading and studying as the descendants of the main actors are still in power today.' - Marxist Review

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