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Great Hunger : Ireland 1845-1849 - 91 edition

Great Hunger : Ireland 1845-1849 (ISBN10: 014014515X; ISBN13: 9780140145151)
ISBN13: 978-0140145151
ISBN10: 014014515X

Summary: 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 cont
inuing 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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Summary: 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 91
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 09/28/1992
International: No



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