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Des O'Malley's Conduct Unbecoming: A Memoir

  1. A missed opportunity – Conduct Unbecoming: The Irish Times, November 1, 2014 (review by Diarmaid Ferriter)
  2. Memoir, like the man, gets right to the point: Irish Examiner, October 29, 2014 (review by Gerard Howlin)
  3. Fianna Fáil's lost leader – Des O'Malley's memoir: Irish Independent, October 26, 2014 (review by James Downey)
  4. O'Malley has plenty to say in autobiography: Clare Champion (by Owen Ryan)
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Anne Chambers' T.K. Whitaker: Portrait of a Patriot

  1. TK Whitaker – Portrait of a Patriot: Irish Examiner, January 31, 2015 (review by Ryle Dwyer)
  2. Anne Chambers on writing her TK Whitaker biography, Portrait of a Patriot: The Irish Times, November 21, 2014 (by Anne Chambers)
  3. Canny and in control: TK Whitaker – Portrait of a Patriot: The Irish Times, October 25, 2014 (review by Diarmaid Ferriter)
  4. TK Whitaker – The man who made modern Ireland: Sunday Independent, October 19, 2014 (review by Sean Farrell)
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Tim Horgan's Dying For the Cause: Kerry's Republican Dead

  1. Redressing the imbalance as Battle of Tralee brought to book: Irish Examiner, March 9, 2015 (review by Ryle Dwyer<)
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David Fitzpatrick's Descendancy: Irish Protestant Histories since 1795

  1. Descendancy review – the decline of Irish Protestantism: The Irish Times, February 7, 2015 (review by Eugenio Biagini)
  2. When the Ascendancy became the Descendancy: Sunday Independent, February 1, 2015 (review by Maurice Hayes)
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Myles Dungan's Mr. Parnell's Rottweiler: Censorship and the United Ireland Newspaper 1881-1891

  1. Charles Stewart Parnell and the printed word: Irish Examiner, September 2, 2014 (review by J P O'Malley)
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Sean Hogan's Black & Tans in North Tipperary

  1. Nenagh author Sean Hogan's new book on Black and Tans in Tipperary: Tipperary Star, October 30, 2013
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Turtle Bunbury's The Glorious Madness: Tales of the Irish and the Great War

  1. Why I wrote The Glorious Madness – Tales of the Irish in the Great War: The Irish Times, December 5, 2014 (by Turtle Bunbury)
  2. The Glorious Madness – Tales of the Irish and the Great War: Irish Examiner, January 15, 2014 (review by Andrew Melsom)
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Willam 'Plum' Smith's Inside Man: Loyalists of Long Kesh – The Untold Story

  1. Loyalists say 1994 ceasefire seeds sewn decades earlier: Irish News, October 13, 2014 (by Allison Morris)
  2. Inside Man: DannyMorrison.com, November 27, 2014 (review by Danny Morrison)
  3. William 'Plum' Smith – We agreed a truce, we wouldn't attack Provos in jail: Belfast Telegraph, October 14, 2014 (by Ivan Little)
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R. Charles Mollan (Editor) William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse: Astronomy and the castle in nineteenth-century Ireland

  1. William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse – Astronomy and the Castle in Nineteenth Century Ireland: The Irish Times, April 25, 2015 (review by Denis Weaire)
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Tom Inglis (Editor) Are the Irish different?

  1. Are the Irish different? Edited by Tom Inglis: The Irish Times, April 19, 2015 (review by Peter Murphy)
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Edmund Burke's A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

  1. Why Edmund Burke's sublime and beautiful ideas still resonate: The Irish Times, Saturday, April 4, 2015 (review by Denis Donoghue)
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Joshua T. Searle's The Scarlet Woman and the Red Hand: Evangelical Apocalyptic Belief in the Northern Ireland Troubles

  1. The Scarlet Woman and the Red Hand – Evangelical Apocalyptic Belief in the Northern Ireland Troubles: The Irish Times, April 18, 2015 (review by Susan McKay)
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John Lindsay's No Dope Here! Anti-drugs Vigilantism in Northern Ireland

  1. Derry – fear and republican vigilantes stalk new city of culture: The Guardian, May 13, 2012 (by Henry McDonald)
  2. New book shows the pain of Northern Ireland drug crisis: Belfast Telegraph, November 20, 2012 (by Brendan McDaid)
  3. Book tackles Derry drugs problem: Derry Journal, December 1, 2012 (by Andrew Quinn)
  4. No Dope Here? Anti-Drug Vigilantism in Northern Ireland: The Pensive Quill, April 16, 2014 (by Michael Shaw Mahoney)
  5. Understanding brutal paramilitary 'justice': The News Letter, February 12, 2013 (review by Darryl Armitage)
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Ann Andrews' Newspapers and Newsmakers: The Dublin Nationalist Press in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

  1. The 'Nation' once again – newspapers and nationalism: The Irish Times, February 21, 2015 (by Michael Foley)
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Stephen Sandford's Neither Unionist nor Nationalist: The 10th (Irish) Division in the Great War

  1. Neither Unionist nor Nationalist – the 10th (Irish) Division in the Great War: The Irish Times, February 9, 2015 (review by Myles Dungan)
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R. F. Foster's Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890–1923

  1. R.F. Foster's 'Vivid Faces' steam-cleans portraits of Irish revolutionaries: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 23, 2015 (review by Mike Fischer)
  2. Irish Roots – RF Foster's 'Vivid Faces' and genealogy: The Irish Times, November 10, 2014 (by John Grenham)
  3. They had a dream – the vivid faces before 1916: Sunday Independent, Septembe 28, 2014 (review by Maurice Hayes)
  4. Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923 review – a rich evocation: The Observer (review by Sean O'Hagan)
  5. Vivid Faces by RF Foster, review – 'thronged with personalities': Daily Telegraph (review by Neil Hegarty)
  6. 'Vivid Faces – The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1922', by RF Foster: Financial Times, November 15, 2014 (review by Duncan Kelly)
  7. Vivid Faces – The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923: Irish Examiner, September 14, 2014 (review by Ryle Dwyer)
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Jerome Aan De Wiel's East German Intelligence and Ireland, 1949-90: Espionage, Terrorism and Diplomacy

  1. So, Who Was The Stasi Spy In The IRA – And Which IRA?: TheBrokenElbow.com, February 16, 2015 (by Ed Moloney)
  2. How Did The Irish Times Miss The Story About The Workers Party's '£1 Million Iraqi Arms and Heroin Deal'?: TheBrokenElbow.com, February 3, 2015 (by Ed Moloney)
  3. Review – East German Intelligence and Ireland 1949-90: The Irish Times, January 17, 2015 (review by Derek Scally)
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David T. Gleeson's The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America

  1. David T. Gleeson. The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America.: Hi net.org, March 2015 (review by Jerome Devitt)
  2. 'The Green and the Gray' by David T. Gleeson: Boston Globe, September 27, 2013 (review by Michael Kenney)
  3. Book Review: The Green and the Gray – The Irish in the Confederate States of America: IrishAmericanCivilWar.com, November 17, 2013 (review by Damian Shiels)
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Thomas J Morrissey's From Easter Week to Flanders Field: The Diaries and Letters of John Delaney SJ, 1916-1919

  1. From 1916 Rising to the savagery of the Western Front – Jesuit priest's new book is a treasure trove of memories: Irish Independent, March 30, 2015 (by Mark O'Regan)
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Gerry Kelly's The Escape

  1. The Great Escape, finally the inside story of Northern Ireland's biggest jailbreak: Irish Voice/IrishCentral.com, February 5, 2014 (review by Niall O'Dowd)
  2. Gun used in Maze escape smuggled in by Fermanagh IRA leader McElwaine: Impartial Reporter, December 5, 2013
  3. "Don't move or I'll blow your head off" – Brian Rowan turns the pages of Gerry Kelly's book 'The Escape': EamonnMallie.com, October 20, 2013 (review by Brian Rowan)
  4. IRA Old Bailey bomber turned Sinn Féin politician accused of cashing in on 'shooting prison guard' with book on his terrorist past: Daily Mail, October 30, 2013 (by Hugo Gye)
  5. Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly – Dissidents think I'm the worst quisling, and I'm a hate figure for unionists... but I don't regret my life: Belfast Telegraph, October 31, 2013 (by David McKittrick)
  6. Kelly 'proud of escape' from Maze as he launches book in Fermanagh: Impartial Reporter, December 12, 2013 (by Rodney Edwards)
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Sinéad McCoole's Easter Widows

  1. The 1916 widows – The seven women left behind after the executions: Sunday Independent, February 1, 2015 (review by Lucille Redmond)
  2. Easter Widows, by Sinéad McCoole – Portait of the Rising's revolutionary wives: The Irish Times, November 22, 2014 (review by Susan McKay)
  3. Sinéad McCoole on writing Easter Widows: The Irish Times, November 21, 2014 (by Sinéad McCoole)
  4. The untold story of the widows of the 1916 rebellion revealed in new book: Irish Examiner, October 9, 2014 (review by Richard Fitzpatrick)
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Colin Graham's Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography

  1. Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography by Colin Graham – review: The Observer, June 8, 2013 (reviw by Sean O'Hagan)
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Michael Brown's Francis Hutcheson in Dublin 1719-1730: The Crucible of His Thought

  1. The moral sense of Down man Francis Hutcheson: The Irish Times, August 8, 2014 (review by Joe Humphreys)
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Michael Smith's Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer

  1. Shackleton – By Endurance We Conquer review: the great explorer, warts and all: The Irish Times, February 7, 2015 (review by Tim Jarvis)
  2. Endure to explore: Irish Examiner, December 6, 2014 (review by Noel Baker)
  3. Ireland should reclaim Ernest Shackleton as an 'Irish hero': The Irish Times, December 21, 2014 (by Barry Roche)
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Kevin Myers' Ireland's Great War

  1. Kevin Myers on Ireland's Great War: The Irish Times, January 10, 2014 (by Kevin Myers)
  2. Myers' testimony of truth on the Great War: Sunday Independent, November 30, 2014 (review by John-Paul McCarthy)
  3. Kevin Myers launches his first book about Irish involvement in the Great War: The Irish Times, November 27, 2014 (by Ronan McGreevy)
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Ian McCallum's The Celtic, Glasgow Irish and the Great War: The Gathering Storms

  1. The Irishman who gave Celtic FC a cricket team and Union Jack flag: Irish Post, February 5, 2014 (by Richard Purden)
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David McCann's From Protest to Pragmatism: The Unionist government and North-South relations from 1959-72

  1. From Protest to Pragmatism – The Unionist Government and North-South Relations from 1959-72 (David McCann): SluggerOToole.com, February 28, 2015 (review by Alan Meban)
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Colin Murphy's The Priest Hunters: The True Story of Ireland's Bounty Hunters

  1. The men who hunted Catholic priests for a British bounty: Sunday Independent, December 8, 2013 (review by Eamon Delaney)
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Sean Boyne's Emmet Dalton: Somme Soldier, Irish General, Film Pioneer

  1. Somme Soldier, Irish General, Film Pioneer: The Irish Times, February 14, 2015 (review by Diarmaid Ferriter)
  2. Paradoxical ties with Collins defined Civil War strategist: Irish Examiner, December 20, 2014 (review by Ryle Dwyer)
  3. Message delay cost Michael Collins his life – book: Irish Independent, November 19, 2014 (review by John Spain)
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Henry Patterson's Ireland's Violent Frontier: The Border and Anglo-Irish Relations During the Troubles

  1. Parr for the Course: The Pensive Quill, February 19, 2015 (review by Mike Burke)
  2. IRA engaged in 'ethnic cleansing' of Protestants along Border: Sunday Independent, March 24, 2013 (review by Jim Cusack)
  3. IRA border campaign 'was ethnic cleansing': The News Letter, March 19, 2013 (by Rebecca Black)
  4. Republic must address failure to protect lives in border area: The News Letter, March 20, 2013 (review by Kenny Donaldson)
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Marcus Losack's Rediscovering Saint Patrick: A New Theory of Origins

  1. New book casts doubt on origins of St Patrick: Irish Independent, August 5, 2013 (review by Sarah MacDonald)
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Tom Chaffin's Giant's Causeway: Frederick Douglass's Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary

  1. What Frederick Douglass made of the Irish and Catholicism: Chicago Sun Times, December 30, 2014 (review by Joan Walsh)
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Anne Cadwallader's Lethal Allies: British Collusion in Ireland

  1. South Armagh collusion gang responsible for 120 murders, claims controversial new book: Newry Times, October 25, 2013 (by Paul Malone)
  2. Families who paid ultimate price and were lied to, deserve the truth: Irish Independent, October 28, 2013 (by Anne Cadwallader)
  3. "Lethal Allies" lifts the lid on security forces collusion: The Cross Examiner, October 28, 2013
  4. Disturbing book on Northern Ireland killings demands greater coverage: TheGuardian.com, October 25, 2013 (by Roy Greenslade)
  5. High time for the truth to be told: MorningStarOnline, November 21, 2013 (review by Paul Donovan)
  6. A shameful part of our country's troubled history: The Irish Times, November 2, 2013 (by Susan McKay)
  7. Collusion book a lightning sell-out: Belfast Media, November 9, 2013 (by Francesca Ryan)
  8. Book claims loyalist collusion gang had base in Dungannon: Mid Ulster Mail, October 24, 2013
  9. Book claims 'indisputable evidence of security forces collusion': BBC, October 24, 2013 (by Vincent Kearney)
  10. Police Ombudsman investigating collusion claims made in book 'Lethal Allies': The Irish, October 25, 2013 Times (by Gerry Moriarty)
  11. RUC commanders covered up killings by rogue officers, inquiry files allege: TheGuardian.com, October 23, 2013 (by Henry McDonald)
  12. Northern Ireland's police 'colluded with loyalists to cover up Catholic murders': The Independent, October 23, 2013 (by David McKittrick)
  13. Historical Enquiries Team exposes Northern Ireland collusion: Channel4.com, October 23, 2013 (by Alex Thomson)
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Brendan Kelly's He Lost Himself Completely: Shell Shock and Its Treatment at Dublin's Richmond War Hospital 1916 - 1919

  1. Irish experience of shell shock in the first World War: The Irish Times, January 24, 2015 (by Brendan Kelly)
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Michael Laffan's Judging W.T. Cosgrave

  1. WT Cosgrave – Reticent leader in the right place at the right time: The Irish Times, November 15, 2014 (review by David Fitzpatrick)
  2. On the run and in disguise – why WT Cosgrave dressed up as 'Br Doyle' and dyed his hair blazing red: The Irish Times, October 18, 2014 (by Stephen Collins)
  3. Book review – A forgotten founder of the nation: Sunday Independent, November 23, 2014 (review by Eamon Delaney)
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Mark Carruthers' Alternative Ulsters: Who Do We Think We Are?

  1. Seamus Heaney – 'If I described myself as an Ulsterman I'd have thought I was selling a bit of my birthright': The Irish Times, January 23, 2015 (by Mark Carruthers)
  2. Nailing their colours to the mast: The Irish Times, December 7, 2013 (by Gerry Moriarty)
  3. 'Ulster' identities under the spotlight at Carruthers event: Derry Journal, November 12, 2013
  4. Identities explored in revealing book: Impartial Reporter, November 10, 2013 (by Rodney Edwards)
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Michael Tatlow's Days of Fear

  1. Former spy steps out of Tasmanian shadows to reveal his part in Northern Ireland's troubles: Sydney Morning Herald, February 2, 2015 (by Andrew Darby)
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Colum Kenny's An Irish-American Odyssey: The Remarkable Rise of the O'Shaughnessy Brothers

  1. Colum Kenny on writing An Irish-American Odyssey: The Irish Times, December 3, 2014 (by Colum Kenny)
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Michael Barry's The Green Divide: An Illustrated History of the Irish Civil War

  1. Caught on camera – the Irish Civil War: The Irish Times, November 25, 2014 (by Michael Barry)
  2. The Green Divide – An Illustrated History of the Irish Civil War: The Irish Times, December 29, 2014 (review by Bryan O'Brien)
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Joshua T. Searle's The Scarlet Woman and the Red Hand: Evangelical Apocalyptic Belief in the Northern Ireland Troubles

  1. Book Review of The Scarlet Woman and the Red Hand: Evangelical Apocalyptic Belief in the Northern Ireland Troubles by Joshua Searle: SluggerOToole.com, June 23, 2014 (review by Gladys Ganiel)
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E.E. O'Donnell's Father Browne's First World War

  1. Stunning first World War pictures by Fr Browne published: The Irish Times, July 29, 2014 (by Patsy McGarry)
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David O'Donoghue's Hitler's Irish Voices: The Story of German Radio's Wartime Irish Service

  1. Hitler's Irish Voices, By David O'Donoghue: The Irish Times, Saturday, September 6, 2014 (review by Brian Maye)
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Colm Smyth's The Loughinisland Massacre - A Survivor's Diary

  1. My awful guilt that I survived Loughinisland – UVF massacre victim Colm breaks silence as anniversary looms: Belfast Telegraph, June 9, 2014 (by Claire Williamson)
  2. 'They'd only gone to the bar to support the Irish team, yet they died for their love of the sport': TheScore.ie, June 18, 2014
  3. Loughinisland massacre – 'We are being hit, I shout... Mal throws himself on top of me': Belfast Telegraph, June 9, 2014 (by Colm Smyth)
  4. Loughinisland massacre – Survivor makes plea for truth: BBC, June 15, 2014
  5. A survivor's tale: The 1995 Loughinisland massacre: Irish Voice/IrishCentral.com, March 12, 2014 (by Yvonne Watterson)
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Jim Lyons' Peace Meets the Streets: On the Ground in Northern Ireland, 1993-2001

  1. Denver litigator Jim Lyons chronicles Northern Ireland peace work in new book: Denver Business Journal, November 19, 2014 (by Heather Draper)
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Antony Evelyn Alcock's Understanding Ulster

  1. Understanding Ulster? Most Definitely Not: The Pensive Quill, December 9, 2014 (by Larry Hughes)
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Gerard Murphy's The Year of Disappearances: Political Killings in Cork, 1920-1921

  1. Thinking Inside the Box: Pensive Quill, December 2, 2014 (by Gerard Murphy)
  2. The Irish killing fields: Irish Independent, July 9, 2011 (review by Declan Cashin)
  3. Author owns up to errors in IRA Cork deaths book: Sunday Tribune, January 16, 2011 (by John Downes)
  4. Rumour, gossip and coincidence: The Irish Times, December 11, 2010 (review by Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid)
  5. Eoghan Harris looks at a new book by Gerard Murphy that describes the 'descent into savagery' by the Cork No 1 Brigade of the IRA in 1920 and 1921: Irish Examiner, November 5, 2010
  6. The IRA campaign in Cork against Protestants and non-republicans was on a truly vast scale: Irish Independent, November 12, 2010 (by Kevin Myers)
  7. Historical detective trail reveals 'ethnic cleansing' by IRA in Cork: Sunday Independent, November 7, 2010 (review by John-Paul McCarthy)
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Peter Geoghegan's The People's Referendum: Why Scotland Will Never Be the Same Again

  1. Irish author releases new book on Scottish referendum: Irish Post, December 15, 2014 (by James Mulhall)
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John M Regan's Myth and the Irish State: Historical Problems and Other Essays

  1. Myth and the Irish State: Irish Examiner, August 24, 2014 (review by Ryle Dwyer)
  2. No Peace in the Irish History Wars: The Pensive Quill, July 15, 2014 (review by Mike Burke)
  3. Picking a fight over the rights and wrongs of our history: The Irish Times, April 5, 2014 (review by Diarmaid Ferriter)
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Alastair Campbell's The Irish Diaries (1994-2003)

  1. Pain, passion and empathy – what I've learned about peacemaking: The Guardian, October 24, 2013 (by Tony Blair)
  2. My friendship with Blair helped bring peace to the North – Bertie: Irish Independent, October 26, 2013 (review by John Spain)
  3. The Irish Diaries (1994-2003): Irish Examiner, November 16, 2013 (review by JP O'Malley)
  4. 'Great Man' theory of history comes to mind: Derry Journal, November 6, 2013 (by Eamonn McCann)
  5. Heroes of Good Friday keen to remind us that peace is still a process: Irish Independent, October 31, 2013 (by Lise Hand)
  6. Campbell claims Ahern's friendship with Blair key to peace: The Irish Times, October 31, 2013 (by Harry McGee)
  7. Alastair Campbell interview: Northern Ireland, David Kelly, Margaret Thatcher and Leveson: The Spectator (by J P O'Malley)
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Thomas Hennessey's Hunger Strike: Margaret Thatcher's Battle with the IRA, 1980-1981

  1. Sands willing to suspend hunger strike for deal, new book claims: Irish Independent, November 30, 2013 (review by John Spain)
  2. Hunger Strike: Margaret Thatcher's Battle With the IRA (1980-1981): SluggerOToole.com, April 3, 2014 (by Mick Fealty)
  3. The lady was for turning: Margaret Thatcher's Battle With the IRA by Thomas Hennessy: New Statesman (review by John Bew)
  4. Hennessy And the Hunger Strike: Doubting Thomas: ThePensiveQuill, March 18, 2014 (review by Mark Hayes)
  5. An uneven account of an historical dispute: Irish Examiner, February 12, 2014 (review by JP O'Malley)
  6. Thatcher and the hunger strikers: Sunday Independent, December 8, 2013 (review by Maurice Hayes)
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Bryan Fanning & Tom Garvin's The Books That Define Ireland

  1. Republicanism and agency: Cedar Lounge Revolution, April 22, 2014
  2. Hostility to modern IRA sours tone of odd Irish catechism: The Irish Times, April 19, 2014 (review by Nicholas Allen)
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Jesse Norman's Edmund Burke: The First Conservative

  1. "The right hero": The Spectator, May 18, 2013 (review by Douglas Murray)
  2. Edmund Burke – Philosopher, Politician, Prophet by Jesse Norman: New Statesman, May 16, 2013 (review by John Gray)
  3. Let Burke Be Burke: National Review, July 15, 2013 (review by Yuval Levin)
  4. The first important conservative thinker: Daily Telegraph, May 5, 2013 (by Charles Moore)
  5. A Burke for our time: New Criterion, May 2013 (review by Charles Hill)
  6. Edmund Burke – Philosopher, Politician, Prophet, By Jesse Norman: The Independent, May 17, 2013 (review by Jon Cruddas)
  7. Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet by Jesse Norman – review: The Observer, May 19, 2013 (review by John Kampfner)
  8. BOOK REVIEW – 'Edmund Burke': Washington Times, July 9, 2013 (review by David Wilezol)
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Jonathan Bardon's Ulster and the First World War

  1. Forgotten story of Belfast's nationalist WWI soldiers: The News Letter, December 4, 2014
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Jayne Olorunda's Legacy

  1. One woman's story of loss, grief and racism in Belfast: Belfast Telegraph, September 26, 2013 (by Bob Malcolm)
  2. Daughter of Nigerian IRA victim writes 'Legacy' book: The News Letter, September 20, 2013
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Ann Matthews' The Irish Citizen Army

  1. Eyewitness account casts doubt on location of 1916 last stand: Sunday Independent, November 9, 2014 (review by Claire Mc Cormack)
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Bryce Evans' Ireland During the Second World War: Farewell to Plato's Cave

  1. Ireland couldn't stomach war, so it went hungry at home: Irish Examiner, November 8, 2014 (review by Ryle Dwyer)
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Michael A Ross' The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era

  1. A Black Detective, an 1870 Trial and a What If: New York Times, October 14, 2014 (by Jennifer Schuessler)
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Matthew Lewis' Frank Aiken's War: The Irish Revolution, 1916-23

  1. Betrayal on the Border? Frank Aiken and the joint IRA offensive: The Irish Times, October 22, 2014 (by Matthew Lewis)
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Mary Morris' A Very Private Diary: A Nurse in Wartime

  1. An Irishman's Diary on an Irish nurse in wartime – A Galway woman at the Battle of Normandy: The Irish Times, June 3, 2014 (by Ronan McGreevy)
  2. Discovering an Irish nurse's unique WWII diary: The Irish Times, June 13, 2014 (by Carol Acton)
  3. Irish nurse's account of the war – A Very Private Diary: The Irish Times, July 26, 2014 (review by Ian Thomson)
  4. Caltra nurse's D-Day diary to be bestseller: Connacht Tribune, June 14, 2014
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Stephen Hopkins' The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict

  1. The Troubles with Northern memoirs – The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict: The Irish Times, September 27, 2014 (review by Malachi O'Doherty)
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James R. Barrett's The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multiethnic City

  1. 'The Irish Way': WGNRadio.com, October 19, 2014 (by Courtney Crowder)
  2. 'The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multiethnic City,' by James R. Barrett: Washington Post, March 13, 2012 (review by Peter Behrens)
  3. 'The Irish Way' by James R. Barrett: Boston Globe, March 11, 2012 (review by Buzzy Jackson)
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F.X. Martin (Editor) The Howth Gun-Running and the Kilcoole Gun-Running: Recollections and Documents

  1. Violent Irish century that began on Howth pier: Irish Independent, September 1, 2014 (by J P O'Malley)
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Enda Delaney's The Great Irish Famine: A History in Four Lives

  1. Four irreconcilable perspectives on the Famine: The Great Irish Famine – A History in Four Lives: The Irish Times, September 13, 2014 (review by Niamh O'Sullivan)
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Alasdair McKillop & Alan Bissett (Editors) Born Under a Union Flag: Rangers, the Union & Scottish Independence

  1. Rangers and unionism – it's a question of identity: Belfast Telegraph, July 23, 2014 (by Alasdair McKillop)
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Gemma Clark's Everyday Violence in the Irish Civil War

  1. The campaign of fire – Everyday Violence in the Irish Civil War, by Gemma Clark: The Irish Times, September 6, 2014 (review by Charles Townshend)
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Mark Cronin's Blackpool to the Front: A Cork Suburb and Ireland’s Great War 1914-1918

  1. Ireland's involvement in World War I should be recognised, says historian: The Irish Times, April 22, 2014 (by Barry Roche)
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Cheryl Lawther's Truth, Denial and Transition: Northern Ireland and the Contested Past

  1. Cheryl Lawther – Truth, Denial and Transition: Northern Ireland and the Contested Past, Book Review: SluggerOToole.com, August 27, 2014 (review by Gladys Ganiel)
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Stephen Ferguson's The GPO: Two Hundred Years of History

  1. 1916 and all that ... GPO anniversary opens window on past: Irish Independent, August 26, 2014 (by John Spain)
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Colin Murphy (Author), Peter Sommerville-Large (Author) and Mary Daly's The Mount Street Club: Dublin's Unique Response to Unemployment

  1. The Protestant businessmen who gave hope to Dublin's destitute: Irish Independent, July 12, 2014 (review by Eamon Delaney)
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Bryce Evans' Ireland During the Second World War: Farewell to Plato's Cave

  1. Emergency economics – Ireland during the Second World War: The Irish Times, July 14, 2014 (review by Andy Bielenberg)
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Edel Bhreathnach's Ireland in the Medieval World, AD 400-1000: Landscape, kingship and religion

  1. Fresh portrait of our ancient past – Ireland in the Medieval World AD 400-1000: The Irish Times, May 31, 2014 (review by Michael Ryan)
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Fr Sean McManus' My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland

  1. Fr. Sean McManus an equal opportunity flail when it comes to international injustice: The Ponchatoula Times, June 28, 2014 (review by Bryan T. McMahon)
  2. Living in America, ending injustice in Ireland: RealChangeNews.org, October 26, 2011 (review by Joe Martin)
  3. McManus book for Woodlawn launch: Irish Echo, September 28, 2011
  4. A landmark book that leaves readers wanting more: Irish Echo, August 4, 2011
  5. The joys of, eh, Latvian democracy: Irish Echo, July 27, 2011 (scroll down)
  6. Top ten Irish summer reads – books to sink your teeth into (scroll down for "My American Struggle For Justice in Northern Ireland"): Irish Voice/IrishCentral.com, July 12, 2011 (by Cahir O'Doherty & Bernice Malone)
  7. Fr. Mc Manus to address NY Convention: Irish World, July 6, 2011
  8. Large turn out for McManus book launch: Irish Echo, June 29, 2011
  9. Together again on Capitol Hill: Irish World, June 16, 2011
  10. Righteously right in Irish America: The Irish Times, May 21, 2011 (review by Richard English)
  11. McManus launches his memoirs in D.C.: Irish Echo, May 4, 2011
  12. Opposition to Irish justice in DC was – Irish!: Belfast Media, April 14, 2011 (by Gráinne McWilliams)
  13. Ireland's not-so-silent witness in the United States: Impartial Reporter, March 31, 2011 (by Sarah Saunderson)
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Dave O'Donoghue's The Devil's Deal: The IRA, Nazi Germany and the Double Life of Jim O'Donovan

  1. The Devil's Deal – The IRA, Nazi Germany and the Double Life of Jim O'Donovan": The Pensive Quill, May 12, 2014 (review by Larry Hughes)
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John F. Morrison's The Origins and Rise of Dissident Irish Republicanism: The Role and Impact of Organizational Splits

  1. Léirmheas – The Origins & Rise of Modern Irish Republicanism: The Pensive Quill, May 14, 2014 (review by Dieter Reinisch)
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Linda Colley's Acts of Union and Disunion

  1. Book review – Acts of Union and Disunion, by Linda Colley: South China Morning Post, March 16, 2014 (review by Nick Walker)
  2. Acts Of Union – Acts Of Disunion by Linda Colley: The Scotsman, December 29, 2013 (review by David Robinson)
  3. How We Invented Freedom by Daniel Hannan; Acts of Union by Linda Colley – review: The Guardian, January 5, 2014 (review by Nick Cohen)
  4. Acts of Union, Acts of Disunion by Linda Colley – review: The Guardian, January 9, 2014 (review by Colin Kidd)
  5. Review – 'Acts of Union and Disunion', by Linda Colley: Financial Times, January 18, 2014 (review by Paul Kennedy)
  6. Acts of Union and Disunion, by Linda Colley, review: Daily Telegraph, January 11, 2014 (review by Alex Massie)
  7. Acts of Union and Disunion, By Linda Colley: Book review – a lively analysis that disentangles the false unities from the real disunities: The Independent, January 3, 2014 (review by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown)
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W. H. Kautt's Ground Truths: British Army Operations in the Irish War of Independence

  1. Could Britain have been embarrassed by its army's account of its time here?: The Irish Times, March 8, 2014 (review by Charles Townshend)
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Leo Damrosch's Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World

  1. Jonathan Swift – His Life and His World by Leo Damrosch – review: The Guardian, January 3, 2014 (review by John Mullan)
  2. A wonderful and absorbing biography of Jonathan Swift: The Irish Times, January 18, 2014 (review by Andrew Carpenter)
  3. 'Jonathan Swift' by Leo Damrosch: Boston Globe, January 18, 2014 (review by Laura Collins-Hughes)
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Vincent Dargan's The Falls: The People, the Community, the Memories

  1. The wry, dry wit of the Falls Road – The Falls: The People, the Community, the Memories: The Irish Times, May 31, 2014 (review by Patricia Craig)
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David Leslie's Lighting Candles: A Paramilitary's War with Death, Drugs and Demons

  1. Lost Lives – The former paramilitary who still lights a candle for murdered boys: Belfast Telegraph, June 5, 2014 (by Audrey Watson)
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Terry Golway's Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics

  1. "Machine Made," Tammany Hall and American Politics by Terry Golway: Washington Post, May 23, 2014 (review by Robert B. Mitchell)
  2. Read an excerpt from Terry Golway's 'Machine Made': MSNBC, March 5, 2014
  3. A New Verdict on Tammany Hall: New York Times, March 7, 2014
  4. The Case For Tammany Hall Being On The Right Side Of History: NPRBerline.de, March 5, 2014
  5. A new look at Tammany Hall, beyond the vice and corruption: Newark Star-Ledger, March 9, 2014 (review by Charles Cooper)
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Stiofan Cairns' Adventures in Sectarianism: An Offbeat Tour of Northern Ireland

  1. Adventures in Sectarianism – Stiofan Cairns Takes a Wander Down Sectarian Way: Huffington Post, February 28, 2014 (by Philip Murphy)
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Ronan Fanning's Fatal Path: British Government and Irish Revolution, 1910-1922

  1. The Road to Partition: Dublin Review of Books (review by Frank Callanan)
  2. Fatal path – British government and Irish revolution 1910–22: History Ireland, November/December 2013 (review by Dermot McMonagle)
  3. Freedom and the fatal path: Sunday Independent, May 26, 2013 (review by John-Paul McCarthy)
  4. Ronan Fanning – Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiators were hopelessly out of their depth: Irish Post, January 10, 2014 (by Ivan Gibbons)
  5. Valuable insights into Britain's real attitude towards the Irish Revolution: Irish Examiner, June 8, 2013 (review by Ryle Dwyer)
  6. Fatal Path – British Government and Irish Revolution 1910-1922, by Ronan Fanning: The Irish Times, June 8, 2013 (review by Joe Lee)
  7. Why partition was inevitable: Irish Independent, May 18, 2013 (review by James Downey)
  8. British perspective on Ireland's troubled past is brought to book: Sunday Independent, May 5, 2013 (review by Liam Collins)
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Donal Corcoran's Freedom to Achieve Freedom: The Irish Free State 1922-1932

  1. What drove those who ruled Ireland after the founding of the Free State?: The Irish Times, February 1, 2014 (review by Diarmaid Ferriter)
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Marcello Di Cintio's Walls: Travels Along the Barricades

  1. Why Can't Protestants and Catholics Get Along?: The Pensive Quill, February 2, 2014 (by Sandy Boyer)
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Barry Keane's Massacre in West Cork: The Dunmanway and Ballygroman Killings

  1. Killing of Protestants in 1922 truce not sectarian, study argues: The Irish Times, January 23, 2014 (by Barry Roche)
  2. War of Independence Protestant killings were 'not ethnic cleansing': Irish Independent, January 23, 2014 (by Ralph Riegel)
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Alf McCreary's Behind the Headlines: Alf McCreary, an Autobiography

  1. McCreary memoirs moved me: Sunday World, January 31, 2014 (by Brian D'Arcy)
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Dermot Meleady's John Redmond: The National Leader

  1. Revisiting the Ireland of John Redmond: The Irish Times, January 25, 2014 (review by Roy Foster)
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Charles Townshend's The Republic: The Fight for Irish Independence, 1918-1923

  1. The Republic: the Fight for Irish Independence 1918-1923 by Charles Townshend – review: The Guardian, December 20, 2013 (review by Colin Kidd)
  2. Outsider's view doesn't reveal whole picture: Irish Examiner, September 28, 2013 (review by Ryle Dwyer)
  3. Review – Charles Townshend 'Freedom fighters': Irish Independent, October 5, 2013 (review by Diarmuid Ferriter)
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Damian Shiels' The Irish in the American Civil War

  1. Cher Turns Back Time with Irish in the American Civil War: IrishAmericanCivilWar.com
  2. Hidden History – The Irish and the American Civil War: TheJournal.ie, September 29, 2013 (by Aoife Barry)
  3. The Irish in the American Civil War: CivilWarNews.com, July 2013 (review by C. Michael Harrington)
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Salvador Ryan's Treasures of Irish Christianity: A People of the World

  1. Shine on – 1,600 years of Irish Christianity: The Irish Times, January 4, 2014 (by Michael Ryan)
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Sean Enright's Easter Rising 1916: The Trials

  1. Astonishing find prompts re-appraisal of Rising trials: Irish Independent, January 14, 2014 (by Sean Enright)
  2. Final moments of 1916 prisoners revealed: Irish Independent, December 21, 2013 (by Joyce Fegan)
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Stuart Griffiths' The Myth of the Airbourne Warrior

  1. The Myth of The Airborne Warrior: Daily Telegraph, December 10, 2012
  2. From acid tabs to illegal raves: Former soldier lifts the lid on the hedonistic exploits of young servicemen seeking escape from the horrors of the Troubles: Daily Mail, August 3, 2013 (review by Kerry McDermott)
  3. Photography: The Myth of the Airborne Warrior, By Stuart Griffiths: Independent on Sunday, November 13, 2011
  4. The art of war photography: Guardian.co.uk, November 4, 2011 (review by Sean O'Hagan)
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Barry Flynn's Soldiers of Folly: The IRA Border Campaign 1956-1962

  1. More on the 1956-1962 Border Campaign: Cedar Lounge Revolution, December 30, 2013
  2. Highly readable and dramatic account of the IRA Border campaign: The Irish Times, November 20, 2009 (review by Deaglán de Bréadún)
  3. Fear of unionist onslaught halted IRA plan to blow up Stormont: The Observer, November 8, 2009 (by Henry McDonald)
  4. Soldiers of folly in '50s border campaign: Belfast Media, November 10, 2009 (review by Jude Collins)
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John Dennehy's In A Time of War: Tipperary 1914-1918

  1. Tipperary author's book examines county's role in Great War: Tipperary Star, December 20, 2013
  2. The forgotten fighting Irish: Sunday Independent, October 13, 2013 (review by Eamon Delaney)
  3. New Book on the Conflict in Tipperary 1919-'23: Tipperary Star, July 14, 2013
  4. In A Time of War – Tipperary (1914-1918) by John Dennehy: Tipperary Star, June 11, 2013
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Joseph Pearce's Race With the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love

  1. Memories Of A Former British Far-Right Extremist – The Transformation Of Joseph Pearce: International Business Times, December 21, 2013 (by Palash Ghosh)
  2. PW Talks with Joseph Pearce: Renouncing Hate, Embracing God: Publishers Weekly (review by Kerry Weber)
  3. The Power of Story: An Interview with Joseph Pearce: NewEvangelizers.com, August 14, 2013 (review by Joe Wetterling)
  4. On the Apologetics of Beauty – An Interview with Joseph Pearce: Crisis Magazine, August 10, 2013 (Review by Bruno Moreno Ramos)
  5. From Skinhead Bulldog to Catholic Man of Letters: The Catholic World Report, September 6, 2013 (by Carrie Gress)
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Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh's Language, Resistance and Revival: Republican Prisoners and the Irish Language in the North of Ireland

  1. Fergal MacIonnrachtaigh's 'Language, Resistance & Revival'; Book Review: SluggerOToole.com, December 20, 2013 (by John L. Murphy)
  2. New book examines the role of former prisoners in developing Irish language: Strabane Chronicle
  3. Ex-prisoners in new Irish book: Derry Journal, August 9, 2013
  4. Feargal unveils his new labour of love: Belfast Media, April 12, 2013
  5. "Language, Resistance and Revival" book to be launched in New York and Boston: Irish Voice/IrishCentral.com, April 23, 2013
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Toby Harnden's Bandit Country

  1. Journalist 'absolutely vindicated' by Smithwick findings: The Irish Times, December 7, 2013 (by Simon Carswell)
  2. Bandit Country by Toby Harnden - Review: Irish Republican History & Remembrance, April 19, 2013 (review by Padraig Antoine)
  3. Republican Not Bandit Country: The Blanket, March 23, 2003 (by Anthony McIntyre)
  4. Even account of the Northern issues: Sunday Business Post, December 23, 2000 (review by Daire O'Brien) — link dead
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Simon Cursey's MRF Shadow Troop: The untold true story of top secret British military intelligence undercover operations in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1972-1974

  1. He Who Dares Sins: The Pensive Quill, December 1, 2013 (review by Alec McCrory)
  2. Ex-soldier's book claims Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness were on list to 'shoot-on-sight': Belfast Telegraph, November 18, 2013(by Henry McDonald)
  3. Exposed – The army black ops squad ordered to murder IRA's top 'players': Daily Mail, November 16, 2013 (by Simon Cursey)
  4. The 'murder and mayhem' squad – Shocking new revelations by former undercover soldier who carried out 'shoot first, ask questions later' attacks on IRA terrorists for the British Army: Daily Mail, December 22, 2012 (by Mark Nicol)
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Pat Leahy's The Price of Power: Inside Ireland's Crisis Coalition

  1. The Price of Power – Inside Ireland's Crisis Coalition, by Pat Leahy: The Irish Times, September 28, 2013 (review by Fintan O'Toole)
  2. Fianna Fáil's failure to confront its internal divisions on partition: The Irish Times (review by Diarmaid Ferriter)
  3. Labour defiant as Burton 'rift' claims mount: Evening Herald, September 9, 2013 (by Cormac Murphy)
  4. Queen's Irish Visit Was Nearly Cancelled Due To "Credible" Bomb Threats: Daily Beast, September 9, 2013 (by Tom Sykes)
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Tim Pat Coogan's The Famine Plot: England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy

  1. Ireland's Great Famine 'was British genocide' claims Tim Pat Coogan: Irish Post, November 7, 2013 (by Robert Mulhern)
  2. Polemic without plausibility: The Irish Times, January 18, 2013 (review by Peter Gray)
  3. Proving the Irish Famine was genocide by the British – Tim Pat Coogan moves Famine history on to a new plane: Irish Voice/IrishCentral.com, December 4, 2012 (by Niall O'Dowd)
  4. 'The Famine Plot: England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy' by Tim Pat Coogan and 'The Graves are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People' by John Kelly: Washington Post, January 12, 2012 (review by Peter Behrens)
  5. Exclusive Interview with Tim Pat Coogan – A policy of ethnic cleansing? Who's to blame for the Irish Famine?: Irish Voice/IrishCentral.com, December 8, 2012 (by Cahir O'Doherty)
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James Lyttleton's The Jacobean Plantations in Seventeenth-century Offaly: An archaeology of a changing world

  1. New book on Offaly plantation published: Offaly Express, September 27, 2013 (review by Damian Moran)
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Elaine Byrne's Political Corruption in Ireland 1922-2010: A Crooked Harp?

  1. Crooked harp: Village Magazine, July 2, 2012 (review by Michael Smith)
  2. State of corruption – power and impunity: The Irish Times, June 2, 2012 (review by Fintan O'Toole)
  3. Seeds of the Irish crisis were sown long ago: Financial Times, June 3, 2012 (review by David Gardner)
  4. A state sullied by years of dig-outs, cronyism and bribes: Belfast Telegraph, April 29, 2012
  5. Republican ideals crumble to dust: Irish Examiner, May 2, 2012 (review by Colette Browne)
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Andrew Davis's City of Gangs: Glasgow and the Rise of the British Gangster

  1. I've spent 15 years of my life with Glasgow gangs: Glasgow Evening Times
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Patrick Melvin's Estates and Landed Society in Galway

  1. The pursuit of love among Galway's landed society: Galway Advertiser, February 14, 2013 (review by Ronnie O'Gorman)
  2. The Galway gentry – a caste apart: The Irish Times, July 2, 2013 (review by Charles Lysaght)
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Fergus Mulligan's William Dargan: 1799-1867

  1. History of Irish railway construction synonymous with William Dargan: Irish Examiner, September 14, 2013 (review by William J Smyth)
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James Durney's The War of Independence in Kildare

  1. 'The War of Independence in Kildare' book launch by Naas author: Leinster Leader, August 1, 2013 (by Paul O’Meara)
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Graham Spencer's Protestant Identity and Peace in Northern Ireland

  1. Graham Spencer's Protestant Identity and Peace in Northern Ireland: Can the Churches Contribute?: SluggerOToole.com, September 5, 2013 (review by Gladys Ganiel)
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Shaun McDaid's Template for Peace: Northern Ireland, 1972-75

  1. Hidden light during Ulster's dark time: Huddersfield Daily Examiner, September 4, 2013 (by Neil Atkinson)
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Adrian Kerr's Free Derry Protest and Resistance

  1. Book Review – Free Derry: Protest and Resistance: CultureNorthernIreland.org, February 22, 2013 (review by John Gray)
  2. 'A profoundly revolutionary struggle': Derry Journal, January 29, 2013
  3. Free Derry – Protest & Resistance: Derry Journal, January 23, 2013
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Brian Crowley's Patrick Pearse: A Life in Pictures

  1. Pearse's heroic sideways pose? He did it to hide embarrassing squint: Irish Independent, August 24, 2013 (review by John Spain)
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Oliver Crilly's The Great Irish Crosses: Meaning and Mystery

  1. The Great Irish Crosses – Meaning and Mystery: Independent Catholic News, July 31, 2013
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Fintan O'Toole's Up the Republic

  1. Paperback review: Up the Republic! Towards a New Ireland, Edited by Fintan O'Toole: Independent on Sunday, July 20, 2013
  2. Can we build a real republic?: The Irish Times, November 24, 2012 (review by Diarmaid Ferriter)
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Stephen Kelly's Fianna Fáil, Partition and Northern Ireland, 1926-1971

  1. Disjointed narrative on Fianna Fáil and partition: Irish Examiner, July 13, 2013 (review by Ryle Dwyer)
  2. Absolute power: Irish News, July 18, 2013 (by AP Maginness)
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James Griffin's Daniel Mannix: Beyond the Myths

  1. The Irish bishop who ruled Melbourne: Sydney Morning Herald, July 27, 2013 (review by Morag Fraser)
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Billy Kennedy's They Sailed from Londonderry: The Ulster-Scots Who Helped Create the United States of America

  1. New book charts Derry's Ulster-Scots emigration: Derry Journal, July 6, 2013
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Andrew Walsh's From Hope to Hatred: Voices of the Falls Curfew

  1. Stickies, Provos and the 'genius' of Sir Ian Freeland: Galway Advertiser, July 4, 2013
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Brian Lacey's Saint Columba: His Life and Legacy

  1. Saint Columba: His Life and Legacy by Brian Lacey: Independent Catholic News, June 24, 2013
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Eileen McGough's Diarmuid Lynch: His Life and Times

  1. Tracton's Irish hero: Irish Examiner, June 15, 2013 (review by Ryle Dwyer)
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Feargal Cochrane's Northern Ireland: The Reluctant Peace

  1. Northern Ireland's 'reluctant peace': Kent.ac.uk, April 24, 2013
  2. Northern Ireland – The Reluctant Peace by Feargal Cochrane: Times Higher Education, May 30, 2013 (review by Cheryl Lawther)
  3. Delving into our troubled past: Irish News, May 23, 2013 (by David Roy)
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Seán Hillen's Melancholy Witness: Images of the Troubles

  1. Melancholy Witness – Images of the Troubles, by Seán Hillen: The Irish Times, June 8, 2013 (review by Frank Miller)
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Jane O'Keefe's Voices From Great Houses of Cork and Kerry

  1. It's Downton . . . Irish-style: Irish Independent, May 4, 2013 (review by Joe Kennedy
  2. New book sheds light on dark deeds of republicanism: Sunday Independent, April 7, 2013 (by Jerome Reilly)
  3. Voices from the Great Houses are heard once more: Irish Examiner, April 8, 2013 (by Anne Lucey)
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Ryle Dwyer's Michael Collins and the Civil War

  1. Sinn Féin on similar ground to Collins: StakeholderGroup.com, September 3, 2012 (by Tom Kelly)
  2. Collins showed poor judgment in a barrage of crises: Irish Examiner, July 3, 2012 (by Ryle Dwyer)
  3. Many killings were both brutal and unprovoked: Irish Examiner, July 3, 2012 (by Ryle Dwyer)
  4. Tit-for-tat – How Churchill used hostages as a bargaining chip for the release of policemen kidnapped in the North: Irish Examiner, July 3, 2012 (by Ryle Dwyer)
  5. Murder and kidnap all part of Collins's legacy: Irish Examiner, July 2, 2012 (by Ryle Dwyer)
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Joseph Wheelan's Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan

  1. Book Review: Terrible Swift Sword – The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan: IrishAmericanCivilWar.com, May 26, 2013 (review by Damien Shiels)
  2. Terrible Swift Sword – The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan: Washington Independent Review of Books, (review by Robert Swan)
  3. Terrible Swift Sword – The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan: CivilWarNews.com, December 2012 (review by Jonathan A. Noyalas)
  4. Book Review: 'Terrible Swift Sword': Washington Times, January 21, 2013 (review by James Srodes)
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John Brewer, David Mitchell & Gerard Leavey's Ex-Combatants, Religion, and Peace in Northern Ireland: The Role of Religion in Transitional Justice

  1. Book reveals if violence was for God or Ulster: Belfast Telegraph, May 15, 2013
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Andrew Sneddon's Possessed by the Devil: The Real History of the Islandmagee Witches & Ireland's Only Witchcraft Mass Trial

  1. Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble ... in islandmagee: Belfast Telegraph, May 22, 2013 (by Andrew Sneddon)
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John Barratt's Battles for the Three Kingdoms: The Campaigns for England, Scotland and Ireland - 1689-92

  1. 'Battles for Three Kingdoms': A Review by John Bruton: TheWildGeese.com, May 7, 2013
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John O'Beirne Ranelagh's A Short History of Ireland

  1. A Short History of Ireland, by John O'Beirne Ranelagh: The Irish Times, April 12, 2013 (review by Giles Newington)
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Catriona Crowe, Ronan Fanning, Michael Kennedy, Dermot Keogh, Eunan O'Halpin (editors) Documents on Irish Foreign Policy: Volume VIII, 1945-1948

  1. After the "Emergency" – Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, Vol VIII, 1945-1948: The Irish Times, March 23, 2013 (review by Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh)
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David Blake Knox's Suddenly, While Abroad: Hitler's Irish Slaves

  1. The captured Irish sailors put to work building Nazi shipyards: The Irish Times, April 20, 2013 (review by Robert Gerwarth)
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Paul O'Brien's Shootout: The Battle For St Stephen's Green, 1916 (1916 in Focus)

  1. Citizens killed in 1916 a poignant reminder of city at war: Irish Independent, April 28, 2013 (by Paul O'Brien)
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M. P. McCabe's For God and Ireland: The Fight for Moral Superiority in Ireland, 1922-1932

  1. For God and Ireland – The Fight for Moral Superiority in Ireland 1922-1932, by MP McCabe: The Irish Times, April 27, 2013 (review by Diarmaid Ferriter)
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Francis Devine (Editor) A Capital in Conflict: Dublin City and the 1913 Lockout

  1. A capital in conflict Dublin city and the 1913 Lockout – Published April 5th, 2013: The Cedar Lounge Revolution, March 25, 2013
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Kieran Glennon's From Pogrom to Civil War: Tom Glennon and the Belfast IRA

  1. Belfast pogroms – did Michael Collins betray the North's Catholics?: Irish Independent, April 20, 2013
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Jude Collins' Whose Past is it Anyway?: The Easter Rising, the Ulster Covenant & the Battle of the Somme

  1. Interview – 'Citizenship I learnt from my father': TheJournal.ie, August 26, 2012 (by Robert Ballagh)
  2. Whose Past is it anyway?: IrishDiplomaticHistory.com (review by Andrew Haworth)
  3. Mad about history: Belfast Media, April 5, 2013 (by Jude Collins)
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J P Mallory's The Origins of the Irish

  1. Get Your Irish Up: National Review Online (John J Miller)
  2. Origins of the Irish species: The Irish Times, February 2, 2013 (review by Michael Ryan)
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Fintan O'Toole's Enough is Enough: v. 2: How to Build a New Republic

  1. Enough is Enough: How to Build a New Republic by Fintan O'Toole – review: The Observer, November 21, 2010 (review by Sean O'Hagan)
  2. A humbled Ireland looks to its roots: Financial Times, November 28, 2010 (review by David Gardner)
  3. Fintan O'Toole – pointing the way towards a new republic: Galway Advertiser, November 25, 2010 (by Charlie McBride)
  4. Packing a powerful punch: The Irish Times, November 6, 2010 (review by Joan Burton)
  5. Enough is Enough – How to Build a New Republic by Fintan O'Toole: The Observer, November 21, 2010 (review by Sean O'Hagan)
  6. Enough of the gombeen politics – it's time for a republican revolution: The Irish Times, October 30, 2010 (extract)
  7. Roy Keane motto adds kick to journalist's new book: The Irish Times, November 3, 2010 (by Deaglán de Bréadún)
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Liam Kennedy & Philip Ollerenshaw's Ulster Since 1600: Politics, Economy, and Society

  1. More than just Troubled: The Irish Times, February 23, 2013 (review by Jonathan Bardon)
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Neil Richardson's A Coward If I Return, a Hero If I Fall: Stories of Irishmen in World War I

  1. A Coward if I Return, a Hero if I Fall: WarBooksReview.com, November 16, 2010 (review by Richard S. Grayson
  2. We did forget but now we must put old ghosts to rest: Sunday Independent, October 17, 2010 (by Eoghan Harris)
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Tim Newark's The Fighting Irish: The Story of the Extraordinary Irish Soldier

  1. The Fighting Irish – The Story of the Extraordinary Irish Soldier: HistoryExtra.com (review by Neil Hegarty)
  2. Military history: The Fighting Irish – The Story of the Extraordinary Irish Soldier by Tim Newark: Irish Independent, March 3, 2012
  3. How the 'Fighting Irish' took up arms on foreign shores: Belfast Telegraph, January 31, 2012
  4. The Wild Geese and other fighters: The Irish Times, March 17, 2012 (review by Fearghal McGarry)
  5. Soldiers of mixed fortune: Irish Examiner, February 16, 2012 (review by Richard Fitzpatrick)
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Brian McCarthy's The Civic Guard Mutiny

  1. Civic Guard Mutiny examined in new book: Clare Champion, December 6, 2012 (review by Carol Byrne)
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Matt Treacy's The Communist Party of Ireland 1921 - 2011

  1. Sorting through what was left of the new republic: The Irish Times, February 9, 2013 (review by Deaglán de Bréadún)
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Neil Richardson's Dark Times, Decent Men: Stories of Irishmen in World War II

  1. Dark Times, Decent Men: Stories of Irishmen in World War II by Neil Richardson: Blackpool Gazette, November 30, 2012 (review by Pam Norfolk)
  2. The remarkable life of Clare priest, Cornelius Sexton: Clare Champion, December 6, 2012
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Julieann Campbell's Setting the Truth Free: The Inside Story of the Bloody Sunday

  1. Two books on Bloody Sunday events share £5,000 literary prize: The Irish Times, March 2, 2013
  2. Bloody Sunday – the fight for truth: The Irish Times, February 25, 2012 (review by Tom Clonan)
  3. Late Late Show boost for new Sunday book: Derry Journal, January 25, 2012
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Douglas Murray's Bloody Sunday: Truths, Lies and the Saville Inquiry

  1. Two books on Bloody Sunday events share £5,000 literary prize: The Irish Times, March 2, 2013
  2. Bloody Sunday by Douglas Murray – review: The Guardian, November 13, 2012 (review by Ian Pindar)
  3. Douglas Murray   Bloody Sunday: Truth, Lies and the Saville Inquiry, Book Review: SluggerOToole.com, January 6, 2012 (review by Gladys Ganiel)
  4. Sunday, Bloody Sunday – a long day's journey into light: Daily Mail, December 15, 2011 (review by Peter Hitchens)
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Kevin Cullen & Shelley Murphy's Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice

  1. Gangster's arms deal mission for Provos revealed: Belfast Telegraph, February 26, 2013 (by Jim Cusack)
  2. Whitey Bulger Bio Profiles Boston's Most Notorious Gangster: NPR.org, February 25, 2013
  3. 'Whitey' Bulger and the FBI deal that opened up Boston to the IRA: The Irish Times, February 23, 2013 (review by Ed Moloney)
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Paul Bew (Editor) A Yankee in de Valera's Ireland: The memoir of David Gray

  1. The tragedy of our moral isolationists: Sunday Independent, November 18, 2012 (by John-Paul McCarthy)
  2. An Irishman's Diary [A Yankee in De Valera's Ireland]: The Irish Times, January 18, 2013 (by Frank McNally)
  3. Envoy's memoirs recount U.S.-Irish tensions: Irish Echo, November 21, 2012
  4. The Emerald Curtain and the Emergency: The Irish Times, October 13, 2012 (review by Diarmaid Ferriter)
  5. Review: David Gray – A Yankee in De Valera's Ireland Edited by Paul Bew: Irish Independent, August 18, 2012 (review by Maurice Hayes)
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