The Great Hunger: Ireland, 1845-1849
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The Great Hunger: Ireland, 1845-1849

Penguin Random House / 1992 / Paperback

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The Irish potato famine of the 1840s, perhaps the most appalling event of the Victorian era, killed over a million people and drove many more to emigrate. The continuing impact on Anglo-Irish relations was incalculable, the immediate humna cost almost inconceivable. In this vivid and disturbing book Cecil Woodham-Smith proivdes the definitive account. 510 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: 1992
Dimensions: 7.74 X 5.06 X 0.86 (inches)
ISBN: 014014515X
ISBN-13: 9780140145151

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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 ‘obtuseness, short-sightedness and ignorance’ – and stubborn commitment to laissez-faire ‘solutions’ – 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. ‘A moving and terrible book. It combines great literary power with great learning. It explains much in modern Ireland – and in modern America’ D.W. Brogan.

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Cecil Blanche Woodman-Smith was a British historian and author of popular history books on the Victorian era, including The Great Hunger, Queen Victoria, The Reason Why, and Thin Men of Hadda. She was appointed CBE in 1960, and received honorary doctorates from the National University of Ireland and the University of St. Andrews. She died in 1977.

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