The 1641 Depositions are among the most important documents relating to early modern Irish history. This essay collection is part of a major project run by Trinity College, Dublin, using the depositions to investigate the life and culture of seventeenth-century Ireland.
'No part of the Great War compares in interest with its opening', wrote Churchill. In this history, the author brings his experience as a professional soldier to bear on the circumstances, events, actions and individuals and speculates - tantalizingly - on what might have been...
The 1916 Irish Rebellion is the companion book to a three-part documentary series to be broadcast worldwide in 2016. Narrated by Liam Neeson, the documentary, entitled "1916 The Irish Rebellion," and its related seventy-minute version are initiatives of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
1922 was a year of great turbulence and upheaval. Its events reverberated throughout the rest of the twentieth century and still affect us today, 100 years later. In a sequence of vividly written sketches, Nick Rennison conjures up all the drama and diversity of an extraordinary year....
Britain's towns and cities were being bombed on an almost nightly basis, and many children faced the trauma of being parted from their parents and sent away to the country to live with complete strangers. Then there was the joy of the second half of the 1940s, when fathers came home and the magic of `normal life' returned.
Being a housewife in the 1950s was quite a different experience to today. A 1950s Housewife collects heart-warming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on married life during this fascinating post-war period, providing a trip down memory lane for any wife or child of the 1950s.
Popular uprisings in Poland and Hungary shake Moscow's hold on its eastern European empire. Across the American South, and in the Union of South Africa, black people risk their livelihoods, and their lives, in the struggle to dismantle institutionalised white supremacy and secure first-class citizenship.
A concise reference for researchers on the protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s, this book covers the history of the various national protest movements, the transnational aspects of these movements, and the common narratives and cultures of memory surrounding them.
With this volume, William J. Duiker seeks to provide a comprehensive and balanced history of the the world in the 20th century. The text not only chronicles the key events, but also examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times.
After the War Manston became a Transport Command staging post. Between 1950 and 1958 Manston was under the control of the USAAF. The 60s were dominated by aircraft using the Foam Landing system which became operational in 1964. Until it closed in 1999 RAF Manston remained an important front-line station with a long history going back to 1916.
This new edition of the most influential book about pirates ever written presents twenty action-packed biographies of the likes of Blackbeard and Captain Kidd along with the celebrated female pirates Mary Reed and Anne Bonny. A classic from 1724 brought back to life with extra material from the Library collections.