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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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    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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    History Books for Christmas

    History Books for Christmas

    This week, we asked our guests to suggest history books that they reckon would make a good Christmas present for someone in your life. Our guests were historians, Lisa Marie Griffith and Donal Fallon along with Fiona Ross, director of the National Library and author, Robert O’Byrne who came armed with lots of ideas for those Christmas stockings.    We also heard recommendations from the public as told to James Keating.

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