FREE SHIPPING

on all orders of $59 or more

7% OFF your purchase of $75 or more!
Use coupon code TUESDAY in checkout.

The Great Hunger

, by
The Great Hunger by Woodham, Charles, 9780140145151
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
  • ISBN: 9780140145151 | 014014515X
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/1995
  • Rent Book

    (Recommended)

    $6.80
     
    Term
    Due
    Price
  • Buy Used Book

    In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours.

    $3.15
  • Buy New Book

    Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days

    $20.48
The Irish potato famine of the 1840s, perhaps the most appalling event of the Victorian era, killed over a million people and drove as many more to emigrate to America. It may not have been the result of deliberate government policy, yet British #145;obtuseness, short-sightedness and ignorance#146; -- and stubborn commitment to laissez-faire #145;solutions#146; -- largely caused the disaster and prevented any serious efforts to relieve suffering. The continuing impact on Anglo-Irish relations was incalculable, the immediate human cost almost inconceivable. In this vivid and disturbing book Cecil Woodham-Smith provides the definitive account.#145;A moving and terrible book. It combines great literary power with great learning. It explains much in modern Ireland -- and in modern America#146; D.W. Brogan.

You might also enjoy...



Please wait while the item is added to your bag...