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    The History Show Sunday 8 December 2013

    The History Show Sunday 8 December 2013

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

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    Lisa Marie Griffith - Selected Books

    Lisa Marie Griffith - Selected Books

    Christmas: A Very Peculiar History by Fiona McDonald (Book House, 2010) (Children’s) Just when you thought it was safe to take a sneak peek into your stocking, it's 'Christmas: A Very Peculiar History'. Taking an unbiased view of the myth and mystery surrounding the origins of the yuletide season, this book introduces mindbending facts about the holiday season and shatters the myths surrounding some of Christmas' most treasured and well-known facets: When exactly was Jesus born? Why is Santa's outfit red and white? Where do we get Christmas trees from? What's the snow in a snowglobe made of? What's Boxing ...

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    Donal Fallon - Selected Books

    Donal Fallon - Selected Books

    Peadar O'Donnell - The Gates Flew Upon (Mercier Press). A classic memoir just back in print) Peadar O'Donnell became involved in Irish Republicanism through his initial involvement in socialism, as an organiser for the ITGWU. When he was unsuccessful in establishing a branch of the Irish Citizen Army in Derry he joined the IRA and led Guerilla activities in Donegal and Derry during the War of Independence. He was firmly opposed to the treaty signed at the end of the war and wrote 'The middle class was getting all they wanted, namely the transfer of patronage from Dublin Castle to ...

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    Robert O'Byrne - Selected Books

    Robert O'Byrne - Selected Books

    Memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon, 1710-1715: The Bastards Triumphant by Lucy Norton (1500 Books LLC) The Duc de Saint-Simon was at the very centre of Louis XIV's court at Versailles, a hotbed of intrigue, passion, jealousy, and political skullduggery. He was a genuinely pious and honest man whose unblinking record of the court -- his eye-witness testimony of wars, intrigues, and royal visits -- make this a supreme work of art. These memoirs were the literary inspiration for Marcel Proust's own masterpiece, Remembrance of Things Past.   Seventy Years Young: Memories of Elizabeth, Countess of Fingall (originally published 1937) (Lilliput ...

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    Fiona Ross - Selected Books

    Fiona Ross - Selected Books

    Terror and discord: the Shemus cartoons in the Freeman's Journal, 1920-1924 by Felix M. Larkin (A & A Farmar) This book introduces us to Ernest Forbes, author of the Shemus cartoons published in the Freeman's Journal between 1920 and 1924. While the cartoons are only part of Ernest's total output, they provide a neat take on the political state of Ireland in those years. Felix M Larkin provides us with a valuable analysis of both the man and this portion of his work. We not only have the cartoons as they appeared on newsprint in the paper; we also have ...

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    Best History Books of 2012

    Best History Books of 2012

    Best History Books of 2012This week Myles and his panel, Conor Mulvagh, Carol Hunt, Michael Kennedy and Mary Muldowney discuss the best history books of 2012. The full list of recommended books is- A city in turmoil : Dublin, 1919-1921 by Padraig YeatesThe Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 / Christopher ClarkThe World Upturning - Elsie Henry's Irish Wartime Diaries, 1913-1919 / ed. Clara CullenThe Strange Death of Liberal England by George Dangerfield with a new foreward by Paul Bew.'Trench Talk: words of the first world war' by Peter Doyle and Julian Walker (Stroud, 2012)Pandaemonium 1660-1886 The coming ...

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