Synopses & Reviews
Detailed look at the three main reasons the Irish population halved in the nineteenth century; the famine, the diaspora, and the transportation of political activists to Australia. "An important book for anyone interested in the forces of idealism and rebellion that have shaped modern Ireland... (demonstrates) Keneally's scholarly passion for honest detail." "Sunday Telegraph". 32pp b/w illus.
A new non-fiction book recounting the 19th century history of Ireland. The book traces the three causes of the halving of the Irish population in that century: the famine, the Irish emigrations to American and Canada, and the transportation of political activitists to Australia. It is a quest for the author's Irish ancestors.