The Great Hunger: Ireland: 1845-1849 by Cecil Woodham-smithThe Great Hunger: Ireland: 1845-1849 by Cecil Woodham-smith

The Great Hunger: Ireland: 1845-1849

byCecil Woodham-smith

Paperback | September 1, 1992

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The Irish potato famine of the 1840s, perhaps the most appalling event of the Victorian era, killed over a million people and drove as many more to emigrate to America. It may not have been the result of deliberate government policy, yet British ‘obtuseness, short-sightedness and ignorance’ – and stubborn commitment to laissez-faire ‘solutions’ – largely caused the disaster and prevented any serious efforts to relieve suffering. The continuing impact on Anglo-Irish relations was incalculable, the immediate human cost almost inconceivable. In this vivid and disturbing book Cecil Woodham-Smith provides the definitive account. ‘A moving and terrible book. It combines great literary power with great learning. It explains much in modern Ireland – and in modern America’ D.W. Brogan.

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Cecil Woodham-Smith was born in April 1896 into the well-known Irish family, the FitzGeralds. She had an army background: her father, Colonel James FitzGerald, after retiring from the Indian Army, was Deputy Commissioner for Berar, while her mother’s family included General Sir Thomas Picton who served under Wellington and was killed a...
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Title:The Great Hunger: Ireland: 1845-1849Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.9 inPublished:September 1, 1992Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014014515X

ISBN - 13:9780140145151

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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