Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    New Favorites | November 25, 2014

    Powell's Staff: IMG Our Favorite New Favorites of 2014



    Every week, we gather together a small pile of newly released titles that we agree should be on everyone's radar. We deem these titles our New... Continue »

    spacer

On Order

$29.99
New MP3 CD
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse World History- Ireland

Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People

by

Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

It started in 1845 and lasted six years. Before it was over, more than one million men, women, and children starved to death and another million fled the country. Measured in terms of mortality, the Great Irish Potato Famine was one of the worst disasters in the nineteenth century—it claimed twice as many lives as the American Civil War. A perfect storm of bacterial infection, political greed, and religious intolerance sparked this catastrophe. But even more extraordinary than its scope were its political underpinnings, and The Graves Are Walking provides fresh material and analysis on the role that nineteenth-century evangelical Protestantism played in shaping British policies and on Britain's attempt to use the famine to reshape Irish society and character.

Perhaps most important, this is ultimately a story of triumph over perceived destiny: for fifty million Americans of Irish heritage, the saga of a broken people fleeing crushing starvation and remaking themselves in a new land is an inspiring story of exoneration.

Based on extensive research and written with novelistic flair, The Graves Are Walking draws a portrait that is both intimate and panoramic, that captures the drama of individual lives caught up in an unimaginable tragedy, while imparting a new understanding of the famine's causes and consequences.

Synopsis:

A compelling new look at one of the worst disasters to strike humankind—the Great Irish Potato Famine—conveyed as lyrical narrative history from the acclaimed author of The Great Mortality.

About the Author

John Kelly is an independent scholar specializing in the intersection of European history with health, human behavior, and science. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time, For Better or for Worse: Divorce Reconsidered, and Three on the Edge: The Stories of Ordinary American Families in Search of a Medical Miracle. John lives in Manhattan and Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452657875
Author:
Kelly, John
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Author:
Doyle, Gerard
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
World History-Ireland
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Ireland » General
History and Social Science » Social Science » Disasters and Disaster Relief
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ireland

Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People New Mp3 Cd
0 stars - 0 reviews
$29.99 Backorder
Product details pages Tantor Media - English 9781452657875 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A compelling new look at one of the worst disasters to strike humankind—the Great Irish Potato Famine—conveyed as lyrical narrative history from the acclaimed author of The Great Mortality.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.