Synopses & Reviews
In 1845, when the potato crop failed in Ireland, the resulting famine caused the deaths of one in eight Irish. This compelling book takes readers through this devastating period, explaining, from all sides, the causes of the famine, the often misguided plans for relief, its effect on modern Ireland, and the cultural makeup of the U.S. and Canada. 150 illustrations, 100 in color. A.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185) and index.