dragon_wannabee Registered User
#151

Hey Guys,

Can anybody recommend a good book which focuses on the background and forces behind Ireland's move from Free State to Republic?

Thanks in advance!

premierlass Registered User
#152

Explaining Irish Democracy by Bill Kissane.

dragon_wannabee Registered User
#153

That book looks good, thanks a million premierlass

Peep O'Day Registered User
#154

can anyone recommend a good book on the irish citizen army? it's an organisation that i am particularly fascinated about and would love to learn a lot more on them. thanks

#155

Anybody with an interest in the war of independence around kilkenny ,this book is a must.

IrishPublisher Registered User
#156

'Revolution: A Photographic History of Revolutionary Ireland 1913-1923', it covers the Lockout, 1916, The War of Independence, The Truce, The Civil War and the Aftermath. It contains over 100 images, some never before seen. Its by a young historian from Ennis.

It has been nominated for an Irish Book Award 2011. I have put a sample up in issuu here so you can take a look. http://issuu.com/MercierPress/docs/revolutionsample/1

Hopefully I have attached a sample image too. Its of the attack on the Four Courts, late June 1922.

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patsman07 Registered User
#157

'Independent Ireland' is an excellent book which charts the move from Free State to Republic. It's written by a former lecturer of mine- Ronan Fanning.

Belfast Registered User
#158

Everything You Were Taught About The Civil War Is Wrong
by Lochlainn Seabrook

Abraham Lincoln - The Southern View
by Lochlainn Seabrook

Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe
Thomas DiLorenzo

The Real Lincoln, by Loyola College economics prof Thomas J. DiLorenzo.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History
by Thomas E. Woods Jr.

33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask
by Thomas E. Woods Jr.

A Century of War by John V. Denson

#159

I read _Rise and fall of the third reich_ - excellent, and during reading this I realised I don't know much about WWI ... so any good recommendations
on the history of WWI and the lead up to it ?


Thanks

Belfast Registered User
#160

"The Vampire Economy, by Guenter Reimann (1939) is a rare and wonderful thing: a detailed account of how the Nazis crushed the private sector and hamstrung the economy with vast regulations, violations of property rights, inflation, price controls, and taxes. "
The author emigrated from Germany and worked on Wall Street after the war. One very odd thing: Reimann was a member of the Communist Party.

THE business organization of private enterprise has had to be reorganized in accordance with the new state of things. Departments which previously were the heart of a firm have become of minor importance. Other departments which either did not exist or which had only auxiliary functions have become dominant and have usurped the real functions of management.

Formerly the purchasing agent and the salesmanager were among the most important members of a business organization. Today the emphasis has shifted and a curious new business aide, a sort of combination “gobetween” and public relations counsel, is now all-important.

His job—not the least interesting outgrowth of the Nazi economic system—is to maintain good personal relations with officials in the Economic Ministry, where he is an almost daily caller; he studies all the new regulations and decrees, knows how to interpret them in relation to his particular firm and is able to guess at what may be permitted or forbidden. In other words, it is his business to know how far one can go without being caught. He also develops special knowledge on how to camouflage private interests so that they appear to be “interests of the community” or of the State."

http://mises.org/books/vampireeconomy.pdf



#161

Belfast said:
"The Vampire Economy, by Guenter Reimann (1939) is a rare and wonderful thing: a detailed account of how the Nazis crushed the private sector and hamstrung the economy with vast regulations, violations of property rights, inflation, price controls, and taxes. "
The author emigrated from Germany and worked on Wall Street after the war. One very odd thing: Reimann was a member of the Communist Party
While I haven't read this work itself, I find it very hard to see how a book written by a German emigre financier in 1939 can be considered a balanced account of the subject. Particularly when subsequent works - and Tooze's Wages of Destruction is currently the definitive study on the Nazi economy - have shown how German industrialists sponsored and prospered from both Nazi domestic policies (ie, the abolition of the Weimar 'welfare state', etc) and foreign adventures

Really, if you have any interest in the subject then Tooze is a must-read

#162

If you're interested in the Final Solution you should try Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning.It's really insightful with regard to the Reserve Police Battalions that took part in the massacres.It's certainly not for the faint of heart though....horrific,but brilliant!

jonniebgood1 Moderator
#163

http://www.difp.ie/publication-reviews/

This ebook download (in link) contains private correspondences in relation to the anglo-Irish treaty negotiations. It is a free download. I think you may need kindle.

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#164

got two books today! They seem really interesting ill let ye know if they are!

Witnesses: Inside the Easter Rising - Annie Ryan

gives eye witness accounts from the easter rising from the people who took part and the civilians who witnessed everything

Hitlers Irishmen - Terence O'Reilly

Gives the account of the few Irishmen who were involved in the nazi side in World War 2, some of whom were used as spies for German side!

Manach Moderator
#165

Various Open US University (Stanford etc) courses are available free online, of which a couple are history themed.
https://www.coursera.org/courses.

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