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Ireland
Frank Delaney
0060563486
February 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
BBC reporter Delaney's fictionalized history of his native country, an Irish bestseller, is a sprawling, riveting read, a book of stories melding into a novel wrapped up in an Irish history text. In 1951, when Ronan O'Mara is nine, he meets the aging itinerant Storyteller, who emerges out a "silver veil" of Irish mist, hoping to trade a yarn for a hot meal. Welcomed inside, the Storyteller lights his pipe and begins, telling of the architect of Newgrange, who built "a marvelous, immortal structure... before Stonehenge in England, before the pyramids of Egypt," and the dentally challenged King Conor of Ulster, who tried, and failed, to outsmart his wife. The stories utterly captivate the young Ronan ("This is the best thing that ever, ever happened"), and they'll draw readers in, too, with their warriors and...


The Claddagh Ring
Malachy McCourt
0762417080
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The titular bauble-a pair of hands clasping a crowned heart with the motto "Let love and friendship reign"-is a traditional Irish emblem passed from mothers to daughters and granddaughters, exchanged by betrothed couples or given to friends, and worn by Queen Victoria, Jennifer Aniston and the rock band U2. McCourt (Danny Boy) is wary of the subject's potential to evoke "dreary sentimentality, enough to make a person vomit," but he steadies himself and gives a pleasant rundown of associated lore-a classic Irish mixture of improbable legend and historical tragedy. Drawing on scholarly and literary accounts, he explores the history and eccentric folkways of the fishing village of Claddagh, whose taciturn inhabitants "had long been an enigma, even to the people of Ireland." One origin myth has the prototype ring...


The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Edward Rutherfurd
0385502869
March 2, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Distinctly evocative of James Michener's all-encompassing recapitulations of history, this lackluster saga by the author of bestselling London and, most recently, The Forest (2000), is the first of a projected two-volume series billed as the Dublin Saga. Rutherfurd begins his tale of the Emerald Isle in pre-Christian Ireland in A.D. 430 with a tragic romance between a maiden, Dierdre, and a Celtic warrior, Conall, hearkening to the legend of the mythic first-century Celtic hero, Cuchulainn. After Conall is offered up as a sacrifice to the Druid gods, the narrative jumps ahead 20 years to Pat Rick's (St. Patrick's) arrival in Ireland in A.D. 450 and his establishment of a small Christian toehold at Dubh Linn. Five centuries later, the Vikings make their mark, and Rutherfurd skips ahead with chronicles of the...


Ireland: A Sacred Journey
Michael Dames
076071875X
February 2000
Hardcover
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Favorite Celtic Fairy Tales
Joseph Jacobs
0486283526
Jan 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
For young and old alike—8 captivating tales filled with whimsy, charm and magic: "The Fate of the Children of Lir," "The Shepherd of Middvai," "Beth Gellert," "The Tale of Ivan," "Morraha," "The Story of Deirdre," "The Llanfabon Changeling," and "The Sea-Maiden." Reset in large, easy-to-read type.


Ireland
Frank Delaney
0060741899
February 2005
Compact Disc
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From Publishers Weekly
BBC reporter Delaney's fictionalized history of his native country, an Irish bestseller, is a sprawling, riveting read, a book of stories melding into a novel wrapped up in an Irish history text. In 1951, when Ronan O'Mara is nine, he meets the aging itinerant Storyteller, who emerges out a "silver veil" of Irish mist, hoping to trade a yarn for a hot meal. Welcomed inside, the Storyteller lights his pipe and begins, telling of the architect of Newgrange, who built "a marvelous, immortal structure... before Stonehenge in England, before the pyramids of Egypt," and the dentally challenged King Conor of Ulster, who tried, and failed, to outsmart his wife. The stories utterly captivate the young Ronan ("This is the best thing that ever, ever happened"), and they'll draw readers in, too, with their warriors and...


The Great Shame
Thomas Keneally
0385720262
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
The Booker Prize-winning Schindler's List (on which Steven Spielberg based his Oscar-winning film) demonstrated that Thomas Keneally could make history as compelling as any novel. His latest book, The Great Shame, expands upon the achievement of his earlier fiction. This is more than just the story of the Keneally family tree, transported from Ireland to Australia in the 19th-century. It is the story of how Irish men and women came to be dispersed all over the world, and what they made of their lives in their new homes. It is the epic history of a whole people.

The Great Shame is hypnotically readable, partly because Keneally weaves his many narrative strands so expertly and touches his story with many moments of beautiful writing, but also because it is all, even at its most extraordinary, completely true. The result...



European History (Cliffs AP)
Michael J. Romano
0764586874
December 27, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
CliffsAP study guides help you gain an edge on Advanced Placement* exams. Review exercises, realistic practice exams, and effective test-taking strategies are the key to calmer nerves and higher AP* scores.

CliffsAP European History is for students who are enrolled in AP European History or who are preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination in this area. AP programs in European History cover important themes in European History from 1450 to the present. With the test-taking strategies, clear explanation of the exam format, a look at how exams are graded, and three full practice tests, this study guide can help students get ready to show what they know about how the following themes help shape the world in which we live: Intellectual and cultural history Political and diplomatic...



A History of Ireland
Peter Fry
1566192153
December 1993
Hardcover
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The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries
W. Y. Evans-Wentz
1564147088
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
With a new introduction by Carl McColman, this new edition of the classic study of traditional Celtic spirituality ties ancient Paganism, medieval myth, and traditional Fairy beliefs into a powerful celebration of Celtic wisdom and magic. The author, W. Y. Evans-Wentz, was best known as the translator of The Tibetan Book of the Dead. In the world of Celtic spirituality he made his mark through The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries. This magnificent book is a collection of stories, anecdotes, and legends from all six of the regions where Celtic ways have persisted in the modern world: Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and the Isle of Man. It examines how Fairy spirituality survived in the face of hostility caused by modern science and religion. It celebrates how beliefs (which only a century ago were dismissed...


Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Edward Rutherfurd
0345472357
March 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Distinctly evocative of James Michener's all-encompassing recapitulations of history, this lackluster saga by the author of bestselling London and, most recently, The Forest (2000), is the first of a projected two-volume series billed as the Dublin Saga. Rutherfurd begins his tale of the Emerald Isle in pre-Christian Ireland in A.D. 430 with a tragic romance between a maiden, Dierdre, and a Celtic warrior, Conall, hearkening to the legend of the mythic first-century Celtic hero, Cuchulainn. After Conall is offered up as a sacrifice to the Druid gods, the narrative jumps ahead 20 years to Pat Rick's (St. Patrick's) arrival in Ireland in A.D. 450 and his establishment of a small Christian toehold at Dubh Linn. Five centuries later, the Vikings make their mark, and Rutherfurd skips ahead with chronicles of the...


Hillcrest Medical Center : Beginning Medical Transcription Course
Mary Ann Novak, Patricia Ireland
1401841082
June 24, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This best-selling transcription book is now printed in full color, enhancing the anatomical illustrations presented. The book and practice software create a simulation approach, giving learners a working knowledge of the medical reports most commonly used in hospital and ambulatory care settings. Learners transcribe a variety of reports from inpatient case studies taken from actual medical reports. Organized by body system, reports transcribed include history and physical examination, operative, pathology, radiology, and discharge summary.

About the Author
Mary Ann Novak, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor for the Information Management Systems and College of Applied Sciences and Arts in the Southern Illinois University. She is a member of Delta Pi Epsilon and Phi Delta Kappa. ...


The Dutch Republic : Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477-1806 (Oxford History of Early Modern Europe)
Jonathan Israel
0198207344
September 3, 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
"Jonathan Israel's 1,231-page blockbuster forms the inaugural volume of a new series, the Oxford History of Early Modern Europe, and offers a comprehensive, integrated account of the northern part of the Netherlands over almost 350 years...The Dutch Republic represents the fruit of 12 years of
research, contemplation and writing, and brims over with interesting detail."--The New York Times Book Review

"Israel performs the great service of charting a path through this literature and presents a coherent and comprehensive picture of the Dutch Republic.... Comprehensive in scope and yet so clearly and carefully written that it could serve as a textbook for graduate history courses. Because it is so
thoroughly researched and up-to-date, it is also the kind of indispensable handbook that deserves a place on...


Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland
Richard Jones
0760740038
September 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
From the Publisher In Haunted Britain and Ireland, renowned ghost seeker Richard Jones takes the reader on a fascinating journey to find remarkable and diverse places that are frequented by some of history's most infamous and colorful characters. Whatever the scientific evidence both for and against the existence of ghosts, spooky sightings and experiences continue to form an important part of our oral tradition. The tales passed down through generations captivate even the most skeptical among us. From phantom kings and armies restaging their fatal moments in battle, to the tortured spirits of notorious villains and tragic heroes pacing the scene of their downfall, Richard Jones reveals and delights in them all. Most of the sites are open to the public, enabling the avid ghost hunter to follow in the author's footsteps...


The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book
Amy Hackney Blackwell
1580629806
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Celtic Hand Stroke by Stroke (Irish Half-Uncial from The Book of Kells)
Arthur Baker
0486243362
Apr 1983
Paperback
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Book Description
Complete stroke-by-stroke guide to creating each letter of the alphabet in the beautiful, distinctive Celtic manner. Crystal clear instructions cover hand positions, strokes, pens, inks, paper, working surface, more. Introduction by William Hogarth. Over 40 full-page plates, plus 8 illustrations in instructions.


A Concise History of Italy (Cambridge Concise Histories)
Christopher Duggan
0521408482
April 21, 1994
Paperback
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Review
'... a detailed, well-structured guide to the problems that still dog the heels of this geographically booted country.' Teaching History

Book Description
Since its creation in 1861, Italy has struggled to develop an effective political system and a secure sense of national identity. This concise history covers the period from the fall of the Roman Empire in the west to the present day, but focuses on the difficulties Italy has faced in forging a nation state during the past two centuries. The opening chapters consider the geographical and cultural obstacles to unity, and survey the long centuries of political fragmentation in the peninsula since the sixth century. It was this legacy of fragmentation that Italy's new rulers had to strive to overcome when the country became united, more by...


Rebels of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Edward Rutherfurd
0385512899
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Rutherford concludes his stirring Dublin Saga with a sweeping follow-up to his widely praised and popular The Princes of Ireland (2004). Taking up where he left off with the ill-fated Irish revolt of 1534, he conducts the reader on a whirlwind journey through the often-twisted annals of Irish history. After the British conquest of Ireland is complete and the installation of the "plantation" system tolls the death knell of Irish autonomy, the die is cast in a centuries-long political and spiritual quest for either independence or security. Told from the diverse viewpoints of several interrelated families, this epic recounting of the often tragic fate of one nation under two banners is transformed into an irresistible multigenerational chronicle featuring huge servings of romance, action, conflict, intrigue, and...


The New Cambridge Modern History (The New Cambridge Modern History)
F. L. Carsten (Editor)
0521045444


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How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
Thomas Cahill
0385418493
March 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
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 treasury. When stability returned in Europe, these Irish scholars were instrumental in spreading learning, becoming not only the conservators of civilization, but also the shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on Western culture.

From Publishers Weekly
An account of the pivotal role played by Irish monks in transcribing and preserving Classical civilization during the Dark Ages. Copyright 1996 Reed Business...


The Book of Kells
Blanche Cirker
0486243451
Oct 1982
Paperback
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Book Description
Painstakingly reproduced from a rare facsimile edition, this volume contains full-page decorations, portraits and illustrations, as well as a representative sampling of the textual leaves with their exquisite calligraphy and ornamentation. The 32 full-color illustrations include the first image of Virgin and Child in a Western manuscript and several early representations of Apocalyptic visionary symbols of the Evangelists.


Magna Carta
J. C. Holt
0521277787
May 7, 1992
Paperback
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Review
' ... a remarkable achievement, combining as it does exact scholarship with a lively and vigorous style ... It is its masterly setting of the Great Charter and its place in English history ... that makes this book so notable a contribution to the history of political thought in action.' Political Science Quarterly
'Professor Holt has written the first full-scale work to place Magna Carta firmly in its historical setting. This scholarly and well-written book will survive to celebrate many an anniversary of its own.' Sunday Telegraph
'It will remain one of the most exciting books to be written on a well-worn theme.' History

Review
"Students of medieval English history and government will welcome the second edition of Sir James Holt's Magna Carta. They will have the comfortable...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture
Sonja Massie
0028627105
Feb 1999
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
There are approximately 40 million people of Irish descent in America today, and they are not the only ones who have made books such as How the Irish Saved Civilization and Angela's Ashes international best sellers. This Complete Idiot's Guide contains exhaustive, easy-to-follow coverage of all of Irish history-from the Celts to the Dark Ages to the crucial role of Christianity to conflicts with England to the vital Irish assimilation into American culture. Includes concise biographies great Irish leaders, as well as profiles of famous poets, novelists, playwrights, short story writers, artists, actors, and more.


Ireland
Brendan January
0516264931
August 1999
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-Overviews of the countries' history, geography, climate, and culture. Each book opens with a map and is divided into several chapters of large-print text. Almost all of the pages include a glossy, full-color photograph or a historical reproduction with highlighted, easy-to-read captions. The indexes are detailed and the information is sufficient for basic reports. Colorful covers and inviting layouts with sidebars will attract readers.Kristina Aaronson, Bethel Elementary School Library, VT Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

Card catalog description
Presents an overview of the history, geography, climate, and culture of Ireland. --This text refers to the Library...


In Search of Ancient Ireland: The Origins of the Irish from Neolithic Times to the Coming of the English
Carmel McCaffrey
1561310727
October 2002
Hardcover
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Irish Echo Newspaper
'A well researched book..."

Book of the Month Club
"A fresh, provocative look...For anyone who loves Irish arts, culture and spirituality...a joyful exploration of Ireland’s unique identity."

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Everything Irish
Lelia Ruckenstein
034544129X
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Here, in one complete volume, is the depth and breadth of the great island nation and its people represented in an easily browsed, friendly format. From the Abbey Theatre to the Dublin storyteller Zozimus; from the origin of the Troubles to the origin of the limerick; from the stunning beauty of Connemara to the shattering tragedy of Bloody Sunday; from the greatest writers of the English language to the “confrontational television” of Gay Byrne’s The Late Late Show–every aspect of Irish culture, geography, and history is collected and annotated in more than 900 entries from A to Z. Readers will encounter heroes and terrorists, poets and politicians, all of Ireland’s counties, ancient myths, and pivotal events–all expertly and succinctly described and explained.

With...


Spain : A History
Raymond Carr
0192802364
December 27, 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Spain, influential historians once maintained, was an "exceptional" country--meaning that, in many key respects, it lay outside the course of European history. Unlike any other nation of Western Europe, Spain was for centuries the province of Islamic rulers, and the crowned heads of other parts of the continent scorned it as an "oriental," necessarily backward nation--when in many ways it was considerably more advanced than its neighbors.

The exceptionalist view of Spanish history was misguided and damaging, writes the eminent historian Raymond Carr, but it was one that many Spanish people accepted: to them, it helped explain why Spain, once so mighty and rich an empire, should have fallen behind while the rest of Europe grew stronger and wealthier, and why a retrograde ruler like Franco could have remained in power when...


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