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Name: The Rise And Fall Of Imperial Ireland

Subtitle: Redmondism in the context of Britain's Conquest of South Africa and its Great War on Germany, 1899-1916

Author: Walsh, Pat

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2003

ISBN: 0 85034 105 1

Contents: Why did Ireland fail to become a partner to Britain in its Empire—like Canada, Australia or conquered South Africa and instead embrace an anti-Imperialist point of view?
At the close of the 19th century, nationalist Ireland was anti-Imperialist. Pat Walsh shows how it was utterly united against Britain's conquest of South Africa.
But, after that, in the face of die-hard opposition to even the mildest expression of Home Rule, John Redmond—the compromise leader of a party re-united after the damaging Parnell split—metamorphosed into a loyal servant of the Crown: he would win Home Rule by showing that Ireland would be an asset to an expanding Empire.
After the Parnell split, Redmond had been the most anti-British of the Parliamentarians. But that was to change. He won the Irish Party to an exclusive relationship with the British Liberal Party, and, as that Party espoused active Imperialism, so did he—with political nationalism in tow.
After the Boers had been defeated, the Liberal Party had, by granting them self rule, won them over to be allies in expanding the Empire in Africa. Redmond saw in this master-stroke the template for the political future of Ireland. Home Rule would be the prelude to the new Imperial Ireland, Britain's junior partner. In 1912 the separatist minority in Ireland was so small as to be irrelevant. That was to change after Ulster Unionists and the British Unionist Party brought the gun into British and Irish politics. Ironically, it was political developments in Britain which conspired to kill off the nascent Irish Imperial development. In 1914—with Home Rule on the Statute Book and the Irish Party vigorously recruiting for Britain?s war on Germany and Turkey—Imperial Ireland looked to be a dead cert. At Easter 1915 the big Volunteer military review in support of the Empire at war was Redmondite. A year later Imperial Ireland was shattered.
Dr. Walsh, using many contemporary sources, shows exactly what happened, and why, in this most readable of histories.

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Name: The Road to Independence: Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle Play Their Part

Subtitle: A microcosm of Irish history 1900-1924

Author: O'Connor, Philip

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Howth Free Press

Published: 2016

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Contents: This book tells the dramatic story of the Independence movement in Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle, from the pre-World War Irish Party, Land League, GAA and Gaelic League, to local involvement in the “Great War” that revolutionised Ireland, in the Easter Rising, the Citizen Army, Cumann na mBan and the Irish Volunteers (IRA), and in the great democratic movement for Independence from 1918 to 1922. It also tells the story of the Howth Unionist community, which was as varied in its composition as it was in its reactions to these events, as well as the dramatic impact on the area of the Civil War that followed the 1921 Treaty.

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Name: The Road to Independence: Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle Play Their Part

Subtitle: A microcosm of Irish history 1900-1924

Author: O'Connor, Philip

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Howth Free Press

Published: 2016

ISBN: 978-0-9553163-3-3

Contents: This book tells the dramatic story of the Independence movement in Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle, from the pre-World War Irish Party, Land League, GAA and Gaelic League, to local involvement in the “Great War” that revolutionised Ireland, in the Easter Rising, the Citizen Army, Cumann na mBan and the Irish Volunteers (IRA), and in the great democratic movement for Independence from 1918 to 1922. It also tells the story of the Howth Unionist community, which was as varied in its composition as it was in its reactions to these events, as well as the dramatic impact on the area of the Civil War that followed the 1921 Treaty.

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Price: £15.00

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Name: The Shakespeare Conspiracies

Subtitle: Untangling A 400-Year Web Of Myth And Deceit

Author: McClinton, Brian

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Category: General

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2007

ISBN: 978 1 903497 36 4

Contents: To question the identity of the universal cultural icon known as Shakespeare might be seen as placing the sceptic in the loonier department of the conspiracy market. Yet this very challenge is now refreshingly renewed for a new generation of readers by Brian McClinton. Many in the past have doubted the orthodox claimant. Included among the doubters are Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Henry James and Enoch Powell.

In this brilliant synthesis, with its illuminating study of one of the richest periods in human culture, Brian McClinton provides incontrovertible evidence that nothing in the life of the Stratford man is commensurate with the incomporable learning, determined literacy and philosophical and educational purpose of the plays. The depth of the author's research and the clarity of his prose point inexorably to one man as the mastermind behind the greatest literature ever penned.

Harold Bloom suggests that Shakespeare 'invented the human'. He certainly helped to extend our understanding of human consciousness and defined with greater clarity than any previous writer what it is to live as a human being in the world.

Read this book and you will see that this was not an incidental effect but indeed the central purpose of the Shakespearean canon, namely the education of humanity through a myth. Read also to discover why only one man had the genius, knowledge, skill and unparalleled understanding to carry through this task—a man, as Ben Jonson said allegedly of another, who was 'not of an age but for all time.'

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Price: £30.00

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Name: The TUC and Social Partnership: The Way Forward

Subtitle: An Interview with Frances O'Grady

Author: Langhammer, Mark

Editor: Langhammer, Mark and Winch, Chris

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Publisher: Bevin Books

Published: 2015

ISBN: 978-1-874463-57-3

Contents: A new policy for the Trade Union movement

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Price: £5.00

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Name: The Veto Controversy

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Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1985

ISBN: 0 85034 030 6

Contents: This book consists of materials produced in the course of a fierce and prolonged dispute within Catholicism in Ireland concerning the mode of appointment of Bishops. The outcome was that for a century and a half Irish Bishops have been directly appointed by Rome. This was not the usual mode of appointment in Catholic countries. It made Ireland the only country, where the Church was a major social influence, in which the state had no say in the appointment of powerful spiritual princes who wielded extensive temporal authority. The triumph of anti-Vetoism gave Rome the lever by use of which it transformed the Irish Church in its own image at the moment when the modern nationalist movement was beginning. And that transformation had a profound effect on the nationalism. Included is the pamphlet by which Thomas Moore, the author of Moore's Melodies, attempted to convince the Catholics of Dublin that a Government Veto on the appointment of Bishops was necessary to the preservation of national life in the Irish Church. The "find" of the book is the Rev. Charles O'Conor, a forgotten Catholic priest whose Vetoist books make him, in the opinion of the compiler, the best Irish historian?and also something of a prophet. Here is the pre-history of modern, Catholic-nationalist Ireland: which is of considerable relevance now that nationalist Ireland is striving for a more liberal mode of development. 203 pp.

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Price: £15.00

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Name: Thomas Davis

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Author: Duffy, Charles Gavan

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2000

ISBN: 1 903497 01 9

Contents: Reprint of classic biography of 1890; with extract from Duffy's autobiography. Introduction by Brendan Clifford. 268 pp. Index.

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Price: £20.00

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Name: Thomas Russell And Belfast

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Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: United Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1997

ISBN: 0 85034 080 2

Contents: This book constructs a history of Belfast from its foundation to the 1790s, as the setting for a biography of the remarkable outsider who played a leading part in its affairs during the United Irish decade. Thomas Russell, "The Man From God-Knows-Where", was vividly remembered in Belfast until the middle of the 19th century. The onset of the religious-nationalist conflict, which has preoccupied the city ever since that time, caused him to be forgotten, because he did not fit the categories of either side. And that is a very good reason why he should now be rediscovered. Brendan Clifford bring the Belfast of the 1790s alive by use of the columns of the "Northern Star", and by use of Russell's public and private writings—including his hitherto unpublished Jotters. It includes Russell's "Letter To The People Of Ireland" (1796), and parts of his "Lion Of Old England" satire, from the United Irish paper the Northern Star. This Second Edition, revised and extended, includes previously unpublished material from the Correspondence between William Drennan, who is sometimes described as the founder of the United Irishmen, and his sister, Martha M'Tier, concerning the consequences of Russell's participation in Robert Emmett's Rebellion; and also a Gaelic Elegy, published in Belfast, on Russell's earliest colleague there, Dr. James MacDonnell of the Glens. 124 pp. Illustrated. Index.

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Price: £10.00

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Name: Ton de Coro

Subtitle: From the civil war in Catalonia to Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria

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Editor: Keenan, Joe

Category: Spanish Civil War Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2011

ISBN: 978-1-872078-15-1

Contents: At the heart of this pamphlet are the stories of two heroic Catalan soldiers who fought to defend Spanish democracy at the end of the 1930s.

The stories of Antoni Ibern y Eroles (Ton de Coro) and Antoni Roig y Llivi, as related to David Bassa and Jordi Robí and published in Memoria de l’Infern: Els Supervivents Catalans dels Camps Nazis, have been translated from the Catalan for us by Declan Doyle and Nell Epinat (working on an earlier draft by Zaida Picazo and Robert Dyas).

Their stories are not so much about the Spanish Civil War itself, but rather about the sequel which is much less well known.

They tell of how, among the many hundreds of thousands of refugees who crossed the Pyrenees to France, were soldiers who were prepared to fight on against Franco’s German allies.

Despite the atrocious, inhuman, conditions in the internment camps into which the refugees were flung by the French authorities, men like Ton de Coro and Antoni Roig were still prepared to assist, in the Foreign Workers’ Companies, against the German invasion.

Both were captured by the Wehrmacht, Ton de Coro and his comrades having been refused admittance on to the boats at Dunkirk. Both found themselves in the hell of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, where simple survival was the outcome of very many daily acts of courageous defiance.

Theirs was an anti-Fascist war waged in the midst of the very worst the Fascists could bring against them! And they won that war…

Published by Athol Books for the Belfast Historical & Educational Society.

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Price: £5.00

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Name: Traitor-Patriots In The Great War

Subtitle: Casement And Masaryk

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Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: General

Publisher: Belfast Historical & Educational Society

Published: 2004

ISBN: 1 874157 10 3

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