The Irish Famine by Diarmaid FerriterThe Irish Famine by Diarmaid Ferriter

The Irish Famine

byDiarmaid Ferriter, Colm Toibin

Paperback | January 11, 2009

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This unique volume, comprising Colm Toibin's acclaimed short text and a linked collection of key documents put together by one of Ireland's leading younger historians, offers a many-sided view of one's of history's most poignant and far-reaching catastrophes. This book will allow the reader to understand the complex way in which the fragmentary past is both available to us ? and distant from us.' We get those insights from Toibin's short history and from a rich collection of documents - government papers, recipes, journalism, letters, statistics, personal statements, all linked so the book can be read as a whole.
Diarmaid Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History at University College, Dublin. He is the author of the acclaimed and best-selling Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000. Colm Toibin is the author of four novels (The Blackwater Lightship was shortlisted for the Booker) and also a book about Catholic Europe.
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Title:The Irish FamineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.9 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:January 11, 2009Publisher:PROFILE BOOKSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1861974604

ISBN - 13:9781861974600

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'Unusual and fascinating' - Sunday Independent (Dublin)'Colm Tobin's opening essay [is] quite outstanding ? a very model of wisdom, of profound moral engagement and of scholarship, the very same qualities which inspired Diarmaid Ferriter's choice of documents. This small but brilliant book reaches right into the heart of the most tragic period in Irish history. I recommend it unreservedly.' - Spectator 'Unusual and fascinating' - Sunday Independent (Dublin)'Colm Tobin's opening essay [is] quite outstanding ? a very model of wisdom, of profound moral engagement and of scholarship, the very same qualities which inspired Diarmaid Ferriter's choice of documents. This small but brilliant book reaches right into the heart of the most tragic period in Irish history. I recommend it unreservedly.' - Spectator