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The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World

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ISBN13: 9780385720267
ISBN10: 0385720262
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In The Great Shame, Thomas Keneally--the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler's List--combines the authority of a brilliant historian and the narrative grace of a great novelist to present a gripping account of the Irish diaspora.

The nineteenth century saw Ireland lose half of its population to famine, emigration, or deportation to penal colonies in Australia--often for infractions as common as stealing food. Among the victims of this tragedy were Thomas Keneally's own forebearers, and they were his inspiration to tell the story of the Irish who struggled and ultimately triumphed in Australia and North America. Relying on rare primary sources--including personal letters, court transcripts, ship manifests, and military documents--Keneally offers new and important insights into the impact of the Irish in exile. The result is a vivid saga of heroes and villains, from Great Famine protesters to American Civil War generals to great orators and politicians.

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In The Great Shame, Thomas Keneally--the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler's List--combines the authority of a brilliant historian and the narrative grace of a great novelist to present a gripping account of the Irish diaspora. <BR>The nineteenth century saw Ireland lose half of its population to famine, emigration, or deportation to penal colonies in Australia--often for infractions as common as stealing food. Among the victims of this tragedy were Thomas Keneally's own forebearers, and they were his inspiration to tell the story of the Irish who struggled and ultimately triumphed in Australia and North America. Relying on rare primary sources--including personal letters, court transcripts, ship manifests, and military documents--Keneally offers new and important insights into the impact of the Irish in exile. The result is a vivid saga of heroes and villains, from Great Famine protesters to American Civil War generals to great orators and politicians.

About the Author

Thomas Keneally is one of Australia's leading literary figures. He has won international acclaim for his novels, including Schindler's List, the basis for the Steven Spielberg film and winner of the Booker Prize; and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

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clarinetista90, September 21, 2011 (view all comments by clarinetista90)
Incredibly detailed and extremely well researched, this book gives an in depth look at the lives of several important figures in Ireland's history. In this way, I was able to feel a much more personal connection to the experiences of the Irish throughout and after the diaspora caused by the famine and forced deportation. Through his intense research of the people during this time period, it gives a much more unbiased look at the relationship between England and Ireland. Keneally's account of this time period demonstrates the spirit and resilience of the Irish people.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385720267
Editor:
Adcock, Siobhan
Author:
Adcock, Siobhan
Author:
Keneally, Thomas
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Irish
Subject:
Irlande
Subject:
Irlandais
Subject:
Civilisation moderne et contemporaine
Subject:
World History-Ireland
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 2227-79-3
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
TWO 16-PP BandW INSERTS; 3 MAPS
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
8.1 x 5 x 1.6 in 1.5625 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In The Great Shame, Thomas Keneally--the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler's List--combines the authority of a brilliant historian and the narrative grace of a great novelist to present a gripping account of the Irish diaspora. <BR>The nineteenth century saw Ireland lose half of its population to famine, emigration, or deportation to penal colonies in Australia--often for infractions as common as stealing food. Among the victims of this tragedy were Thomas Keneally's own forebearers, and they were his inspiration to tell the story of the Irish who struggled and ultimately triumphed in Australia and North America. Relying on rare primary sources--including personal letters, court transcripts, ship manifests, and military documents--Keneally offers new and important insights into the impact of the Irish in exile. The result is a vivid saga of heroes and villains, from Great Famine protesters to American Civil War generals to great orators and politicians.
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