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Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland

Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland
Item# 9780762431816

Product Description

Publisher: Running Press

Author: Malachy McCourt New York Times best-selling author Malachy McCourt offers an authoritative and engrossing one-volume chronicle of Ireland from pre-Christian times to the present, told with Irish flair by the gifted storyteller. The pages are populated with figures from myth, history, and the present, from Saint Patrick to Oliver Cromwell, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Charles Parnell, to Sinead OíConnor and Bono. Some beloved, some controversial-each influenced the course of Irish and world history. While McCourt vividly describes Irelandís turbulent history, he also offers a cultural survey with fresh insights to the folklore, literature, art, music, and cuisine of Ireland, producing an irresistible tour through the Emerald Isle. (pb)