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30-04-2009, 16:25   #76
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Did anyone ever hear of a book "The Bolldy White Baron". Something to do about the Russian civil war apparently
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I see Cormac O' Grada has a book out on the famine (or have I just not been looking...?)

Anyone had a look yet?

Was in Hodges Figgis the other day and saw a new publication from John Andrews (old Trinity head of geography). Librarian in the freeman says he is still active and working away on cartographic history - Impressive size of a book from a guy who must be well into his 80's.

Anyway, I tend to find Irish historical geographers highly enjoyable - just putting it out there
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22-06-2009, 21:35   #78
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e-resources thread

This is the collection of free e-resources suggested by users in the past few weeks. If anyone has any others they'd like added to it please post on the original thread. I hope the way I've organised it makes some sort of sense.

Source material (all forms); (not just marxist texts) (in french) (related to conflict in Northern Ireland) (horizon portal on national library of Ireland) (foreign policy documents from 1923 to 1932)

General Archives; Royal Irish Academy

Libraries; US library of Congress National Library of Ireland British library National Library of Scotland National Welsh Library French National Library Newberry Library

Parliamentary documents; (Dail Debates) (British papers on Ireland, 1801-1922)

Heritage, Population and Census;

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23-06-2009, 15:56   #79
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Actually might leave this open for a while at least, if anyone has any questions, notices any problems with the links, please let me know. Are the short descriptions enough?
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12-07-2009, 17:26   #80
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Pox, by Deborah Hayden. On of the most original and provocative books I've ever read. The author shows how disease, in this case syphilis, affected world history and literature. Wilde, Stoker, Henry VIII, Abe Lincoln, Lenin all had one thing in common, syphilis. In it's tertiary stage the infected person feels like electricity is flowing through their body, that they were never more alive and creative, they feel like they can do anything. This of course is the recipe for the making of tyrants. She also has a website that's cool
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I'm looking for a book that will give a good, detailed account of the entire WWII. I've numerous books on the subject (Stalingrad, Berlin - Antony Beevor, etc) but no book covering the whole war. It's frustrating to know about x battle but fail to see it's complete importance in the grand scheme of things and how exactly it came about.

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07-08-2009, 11:24   #82
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There's a fantastic new general history of the Holy Roman Empire (1400-1650) by Thomas A Brady Jr out since May I think. It's here:
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I'm currently reading a very interesting book called "Greek Mythology and Religion" by Maria Mavromataki.

Unfortunately I'm not sure if you can get it in Ireland, my brother bought it as a gift when he was in Crete. You never know, it might be somewhere on the internet to purchase.
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Stalingrad and Berlin - The Downfall 1945; both by Antony Beevor are excellent.

Stalin - The Court of The Red Tsar is another great book.

I'm currently reading Mischa Glenny's Book - The Balkans 1804 - 1999 which is very good and I am also reading Millenium by Tom Holland, although I do rate Persian Empire and Rubicon which I rate higher than Millenium.
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10-11-2009, 20:39   #85
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Echo some of the early notes on herodotus and would add Sallust. Also there is a great review book of histories written by John Burrow

AJP Taylor again, especially the origins of the second world war which is excellent.

In terms of the English Civil War: The Nobel Revolt by Adamson is wonderful stuff.

Reading Roger Cowley's book on the Battle for the Med in the 16th Century right now which is good and just finished a book on Edward I by Marc Morris, A Great & Terrible King: Edward I And The Forging of Modern Britain.

So many more!
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Steven Runcimen's books on the crudades and the fall of Constantinople are superb.
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24-11-2009, 12:32   #87
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Victorian London by Liza Picard

Well actually, I got it as an ebook from itunes
Very interesting on all aspects of social history and the living conditions (horrendous for many!) at the time
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Can anyone recommend a decent book on the history of Dublin? I'm looking for something similar to the Oxford Companion to Irish History, something that covers the whole development of the city rather than just one period or social movement, which is all I've been able to locate so far. And it has to be available to buy online, I live a long camel ride from a decent bookshop.

Help appreciated!
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Recently read Voyage of the Catalpa detailing the true story of the attempted rescue of Fenians from Australia (posted on literature but no one else seems to have read this). Best book i have read in a long time

Also Adventures with the Connaught Rangers detailing peninsular wars from an Irishman's perspective.

Maybe this has been mentioned and may be I'm in the wrong place but seems to be a lot of interest in Stalin/Russia/WW 2 would recommend Dan Carlin's podcasts in general or specifically "Ghosts of the Ostfront"
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31-12-2009, 18:18   #90
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1911 Census of Ireland

The National Archives has just released more data from the 1911 census. They now include religion, occupation, number of childen, years married, illness, literacy in the search results.

Similar data for the 1901 census is supposed to come online before the middle of next year.

There is also an iPhone app (by me) which is a companion to the website. Makes it easier to browse and search on a small screen.
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