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Great Famine: Ireland's Agony 1845-1852

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Over one million people died in the Great Famine, and more than one million more emigrated on the coffin ships to America and beyond. Drawing on contemporary eyewitness accounts and diaries, the book charts the arrival of the potato blight in 1845 and the total destruction of the harvests in 1846 which brought a sense of numbing shock to the populace. Far from meeting the ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published July 28th 2011 by Continuum (first published July 2011)
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Rena Jane
May 26, 2012 Rena Jane rated it it was amazing
Wonderful, well-documented and thoroughly covering the misery and misfortune of the Irish during the Potato Famine years of 1845-1852. I never realized how politically charged this era was. Makes it much easier to understand the anger and violence of Sinn Fein. I can't condone it, but I can much better understand it.

It was a heartless genocide that isn't as well known as it should be. Hopefully O'Mudrchadha's book corrects that skip in history.
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