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ESSENTIAL LIBRARY FOR IRISH AMER Hardcover – Mar 9 1999


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Well researched, highly readable, reference April 6 1999
By gaclark777@aol.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Morgan has once again used her background as a historical researcher combined with an easy flowing style to give the most succint encapsulation of at least 100 books, covering several genres. Better than reading a review in the New York Times. It allows you to be knowledgable of the context and contents of these wonderful books as if you have already read the book, but tugs at your intellect to read the whole story. It provides insights about many of the authors and their works that could only have been written by one who loves the written word.
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A great read leading to more great reads Jan. 19 2000
By Kelly M. Frahm - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book helped me further explore my interest in Irish history. It is very difficult to sift through the thousands of sub-standard to awful texts written on Ireland and her people, and this book has helped find the books truly worth reading. I haven't found a bad book that was recommended by The Essential Library.
Grand History Jan. 7 2013
By M. C. Mooney - Published on Amazon.com
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I learned more Irish history reading Ms Llywelyn's briefs than in any complete text. The legends, stories heard in my youth from aunts and uncles came to life between these covers.
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Very Satisfied April 1 2013
By Aleicia Gunther - Published on Amazon.com
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I was very excited to see that this was a book donated to a library and it was in very good condition. I received my order very timely. I am very satisfied.
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Excellent resource for anyone interested in Irish history Sept. 21 2012
By Colleen M. Kennedy - Published on Amazon.com
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Morgan Llywelyn provides a superb annotated bibliography of resources for anyone who is interested in learning more about Irish history. She includes contemporary as well as classical authors of non-fiction and fiction dealing with Ireland.

There are only two additional resources that I would recommend for anyone interested in the Irish struggle for independence.

The first is the novel Trinity and its sequel Redemption both by Leon Uris

Personally, I preferred Thomas Kinsella's translation The Tain: Translated from the Irish Tain Bo Cuailnge over The Raid: A Dramatic Retelling of Ireland's Epic Tale (Ulster Cycle) by Randy Lee Eickhoff, however, I do understand that the Kinsella version is no longer readily available for purchase.

I definitely recommend this book as a necessary resource to everyone who studies Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the Irish Diaspora.


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