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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...


Tears of the Moon
Nora Roberts
0515128546
July 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The prolific Roberts adds a second installment to her trilogy set in the village of Ardmore, Ireland. In order to break a centuries-old spell that keeps him from his true love, Carrick, Prince of Faeries, must help pub-owners Aidan, Darcy and Shawn Gallagher fall in love. In Jewels of the Sun, the first step of Carrick's plan was completed when Aidan married Jude Murray. Now Carrick has turned to Shawn, a handsome daydreamer who spends his days composing music in his head while cooking for the pub. The faerie prince hopes to match Shawn with Brenna O'Toole, a fiery-haired carpenter with a longtime secret crush on Shawn. The problem is that Shawn is perfectly happy as a single man; he informs Carrick that he will have nothing to do with his plan. But, as anyone familiar with Irish lore will tell you, mere mortals...


Lonely Planet Ireland (Lonely Planet Ireland)

1740599683


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Book Review
From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for nearly 30 years and as a result, has the experience and know-how similar to an older sibling's "been there" advice. The original backpacker's bible, the LP series has recently widened its reach. While still giving insights for the low-budget traveler, the books now list a wide range of accommodations and itineraries for those with less time than money.

From pub-hopping and leprechaun-chasing to Ogham stones and the Book of Kells, Lonely Planet presents...



Frommer's Ireland's Best-Loved Driving Tours

0764543318


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Book Description
Frommer's Driving Tours are packed with detailed, color-coded maps and stunning full-color photographs. Each guide outlines dozens of driving tour options and then helps you plan your route with exact directions, distances, and driving times. You'll see all the top sights and then have the flexibility to discover the hidden pleasures of each destination -- our suggested routes include scenic detours and stops for spectacular views, easy walks, shopping, dining, and fun breaks for travelers with children. We'll show you how to enjoy some of the world's most spectacular drives!


Heart of the Sea
Nora Roberts
0515128554
Dec 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Bestselling author Nora Roberts has another classic on her hands with Heart of the Sea. This final installment in Roberts's faerie tale trilogy returns readers to Ardmore, Ireland, where the Gallagher family's pub is the heart of the community. Passionate and beautiful, Darcy Gallagher works as a waitress in the family pub while looking for a way to achieve the glamorous lifestyle to which she would like to become accustomed. Enter wealthy American builder Trevor Magee, whose Irish roots have drawn him back to the childhood home of his grandfather to build a theater. As Darcy and Trevor revel in the heated sexual attraction that flares between them, neither believes that they are the final key to end an ancient spell that separated Carrick the Faerie Prince and his human lady love, Gwen. But Ireland is a magic...


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...


How the Irish Saved Civilization
Thomas Cahill
0385418493
Feb 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...


Rick Steves' Ireland 2006 (Rick Steves)

1566917263


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San Francisco Chronicle, July 18, 2004
You stop watching the shows for information and start watching because Rick is in them . . . smart, likeable, and impossibly goofy. --This text refers to the Laser Disc edition.

Book Description
Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers the best way to see the Dingle Peninsula, Kilkenny, Dublin, Galway, Belfast, the Antrim Coast, and Portrush? With Rick Steves’ Ireland 2006, travelers can experience the best of everything the Emerald Isle has to offer – economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves’ Ireland 2006 includes opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth...


Ireland
Antonio Attini
8854400505
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
All lovers of Ireland will enjoy this fantastic aerial trip over the green western outpost of Europe. The book offers readers hundreds of views over a sea of gentle hills and green meadows, desolate moors dotted with heather and gorse, and a jagged coastline tormented unceasingly by the ocean. It also reveals stone-built castles and fortresses, small towns clustering around their churches, turf-roofed farmhouses and whitewashed cottages, great country houses and monastic ruins.

The focus of this book is on the photography. Brief essays introduce galleries of exceptional photographs whose themes and captions reflect Ireland's rich variety. A perfect gift, this book brings together the country's natural beauties and its enchantment.

About the Author
Antonio Attini is...


Frommer's Italy 2006 (Frommer's Complete)
Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince
0764595393
August 12, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Completely updated every year Frommer's Italy features a completely redesigned section of gorgeous color photos and maps of the most of the ancient and modern cities, classical architecture and ruins, vineyards, villages, and gorgeous countryside vistas that await you. Much more detailed and comprehensive than the major competition, this is simply the most reliable and in-depth guide you can buy. It's personally researched and full of candid opinions. Our authors have chosen the very best places to stay, from the grand hotels of Rome and the chic resorts of Capri to charming and affordable inns and small hotels in regions like Tuscany and the Lake District. And of course, we'll make sure that you dine memorably throughout Italy, whether you're splurging on a world-class restaurant in Florence or looking for a...


The Third Policeman
Flann O'Brien
156478214X
Mar 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
A comic trip through hell in Ireland, as told by a murderer, The Third Policeman is another inspired bit of confusing and comic lunacy from the warped imagination and lovably demented pen of Flann O'Brien, author of At Swim-Two-Birds. There's even a small chance you'll figure out what's going on if you read the publisher's note that appears on the last page. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Fiction. The last of O'Brien's novels to be published and now reissued by Dalkey Archive, THE THIRD POLICEMAN is Flann O'Brien's brilliant comic novel about the nature of time, death, and existence. Told by a narrator who has committed a botche d robbery and brutal murder, the novel follows him and his adventures in a two-dimensional police...


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...


Ireland: A Sacred Journey
Michael Dames
076071875X
February 2000
Hardcover
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Strategic Management : Competitiveness and Globalization, Concepts and Cases (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
Michael A. Hitt, et al
0324275285
February 13, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization, 6th edition provides the most accurate, relevant, and complete presentation of strategic management today. Authors Michael A. Hitt, R. Duane Ireland, and Robert E. Hoskisson thoroughly revised each chapter, weaving cutting-edge ideas, research, and modern practice to create a presentation that captures the dynamic nature of the field. The authors integrate the traditional industrial organizational model of strategic management with the more modern resource-based view of the firm to explain how firms use the strategic management process to build a sustained competitive advantage.

Book Info
A detailed investigation of strategic management in the context of globalization and competitiveness. Provides an integrated...


Spellbound
Nora Roberts
0515140775
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Leave it to number-one bestselling author Nora Roberts to spin a tale that blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy, modern-day mishaps and ancient curses, obsession and undying passion. She'll have you cheering for love to win the day as a man and woman discover just how deep their bond lies-and how some dreams are meant to be.

Spellbound follows world-famous photographer Calin Farrell on his much-needed vacation in Ireland. While there, Calin becomes bewitched by the ravishingly beautiful Bryna Torrence, even if he refuses to believe in the spell that has brought them together-and could destroy them both.


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...


Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
Frank McCourt
068484267X
May 25, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
"Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood," writes Frank McCourt in Angela's Ashes. "Worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." Welcome, then, to the pinnacle of the miserable Irish Catholic childhood. Born in Brooklyn in 1930 to recent Irish immigrants Malachy and Angela McCourt, Frank grew up in Limerick after his parents returned to Ireland because of poor prospects in America. It turns out that prospects weren't so great back in the old country either--not with Malachy for a father. A chronically unemployed and nearly unemployable alcoholic, he appears to be the model on which many of our more insulting cliches about drunken Irish manhood are based. Mix in abject poverty and frequent death and illness and you have all the makings of a truly...


Ireland
David Lyons
0785819568
August 2005
Hardcover
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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...


Ireland
Lisa Gerard-Sharp
0789494248
Jan 2003
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive, engrossing and just plain fun-to-read guidebook than the Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland. Spilling over with all sorts of useful information for the traveler, you'll find three-dimensional drawings, floor plans, detailed neighborhood maps with a street-finder index, and even historical timelines. Broken into several sections (including "Introducing Ireland," "Region by Region," "Traveler's Needs," and "Survival Guide"), the guide paints a complete picture of the country. Readers will especially love the hundreds of color photos of everything from the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare to the Connemara landscape of County Galway to out-of-the-way pubs and street-by-street illustrated city walks (Dublin's Southeast walk takes in famed landmarks such as Trinity College, St....


Strategic Management : Concepts and Cases (with InfoTrac)
Michael A. Hitt, et al
0324316941
March 2, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: COMPETITIVENESS AND GLOBALIZATION, 7th edition provides the most accurate, relevant, and complete presentation of strategic management today. Each edition is thoroughly updated to include cutting edge research and trends that are shaping business strategy. The authors guide students through the strategic management process using a unique model that blends the classic industrial organizational model with the resource-based view of the firm to explain how firms use the strategic management process to build a sustained competitive advantage. Throughout the text carefully selected examples and highlights help put the ideas presented into context. The text's stunning four color design, illustrative models and figures also helps to focus students attention on the key points. In addition to the concepts...


Round Ireland with a Fridge
Tony Hawks
0312274920
March 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
On his only prior visit to Ireland, English songwriter-comic Tony Hawks had seen a man hitchhiking with a refrigerator. For years, he was wont to tell the tale during late-night drinking matches, and after one particularly heavy-duty night of partying, he awoke to find a bet scrawled pillowside: a friend wagered 100 pounds that Hawks wouldn't travel Ireland for a month with a refrigerator at his side.

Out of this stupid premise, a ridiculously amusing book was born. Quickly discovered by the Irish media, the thumbing Englishman finds that he and his box fridge are elevated to celebrity status, and there's no dearth of rides, places to stay, or goofy people to meet, from kings to spoons players to locals who take his fridge surfing. As insightful about the strange inner workings of Hawk's mind as it is about charming...



Rick Steves' Ireland
Rick Steves
1566916771
Jan 2005
Paperback
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San Francisco Chronicle, July 18, 2004
You stop watching the shows for information and start watching because Rick is in them . . . smart, likeable, and impossibly goofy. --This text refers to the Laser Disc edition.

Book Description
Who but Rick Steves can tell you the best way to see the Dingle Peninsula, Kilkenny, Dublin, Galway, Belfast, the Antrim Coast, and Portrush? With Rick Steves' Ireland 2005, you can experience the best of everything the Emerald Isle has to offer-economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves' Ireland 2005 includes color maps and photographs, opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth...


Somewhere in Ireland a Village Is Missing an Idiot
David Feherty
1590710223
June 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
As a broadcaster for CBS Sports, Feherty (A Nasty Bit of Rough) injects a most welcome dash of humor into his play-by-play of professional golf tournaments, a sport not well known for hilarious hijinks or colorful characters. This "best of" collection of columns from Golf Magazine, the British publication Golf Monthly and Golfonline.com by the expatriate Irishman is equally entertaining, but Feherty in large doses can wear a bit thin. With a schoolboy's delight in all things scatological, many columns honor the author's digestive tract or lack thereof; he also spends time with vomiting fans and African animal excrement. But Feherty's place in golf literature is assured by his sprightly refusal to accept an image of the game as dull and unexciting, with colorless players who all look and sound the same. Feherty is...


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 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...


All Will Be Well : A Memoir
John Mcgahern
1400044960
February 7, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Now in his early 70s, award-winning novelist McGahern grew up in rural Ireland, the oldest of seven children in a dysfunctional, devoutly religious family. He adored his schoolteacher mother, who died of breast cancer when he was nine, and he writes of her with awe and tenderness. The young McGahern set his sights on the priesthood, a dream tied up with his love of his mother: "We'll live together in an old presbytery close to the church, and when you die I'll say so many Masses for you that you'll hardly have to spend any time in purgatory." She was the opposite of his coldly calculating father, Frank, who was suspicious, secretive, miserly and fueled by a need to dominate everyone in his life. The kind of husband who prayed for his dying wife, but didn't sit by her bedside, and the kind of father who didn't...


The Best of Myles
Flann O'Brien
0140063668


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From Library Journal
Though best known for his fine novels, Irish writer O'Brien also wrote under the name Myles na Gopaleen a newspaper column in the Irish Times called "Cruiskeen Lawn" for more than 30 years. This 1968 volume collects the best of those pieces. O'Brien leans on many Irish clich?s (poverty, boozing, etc.) but uses them often with great humor. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

The Observer
"Brilliant, morosely inventive comic turns devoted to O'Brien's favourite topics: the literary life, the Gaelic Revival, civil service bureaucracy, booze and its discontents" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Anybody Out There : A Novel
Marian Keyes
0060731303
June 1, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
International bestseller Keyes is back with another quirky, heartwarming story of the Walsh sisters (Angels, etc.). Anna Walsh has returned to the bosom of her family in the Dublin suburbs to recuperate from the horrendous car accident that has left her with multiple fractures and a disfiguring scar across her face. Desperate to go back to New York and resume her normal life, she soon packs up her bags and returns to her job in beauty PR for punk cosmetics brand Candy Grrrl. A lonely and debilitated Anna leaves e-mails and phone messages for her mysteriously absent husband, Aidan, pleading for him to reply. [...] Meanwhile, she reminisces about their courtship and marriage while her kooky family (especially her Mum and hyperactive PI sister Helen) tries to buoy her spirits. Keyes's trademark blend of humor,...

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