Author: Rosemary Kelly Mcbarron
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976134593
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Belonging is a poetry collection of memories of being a child and teenager in Ballymena, Northern Ireland in the 50's & 60's. And whilst leaving Ireland aged 19 there is still a strong sense of belonging. You can't forget the family, religion or culture you are born into and being Irish is still a strong pull. So much of that time is gone but remembered in these poems. Being brought up on an estate meant mostly everyone was in the same situation - poor - and thankfully you didn't feel bad about it because you didn't know any better. You were equal among equals in those early days. 'The Games People Played' tells about free pastimes and play. And later on anyone who jived at the Flamingo Ballroom (or for that matter any other dancehall will remember the excitement). Me da thought the place was a den of iniquity and all we thought about was the dancing!


Author: Angus Mitchell
Publisher: Haus Publishing
ISBN: 9781904341413
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This is one title in a series of short, illustrated biographies. They tellhe stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoveno Dietrich and from Einstein to Churchill.;Roger Casement (1864-1916) isemembered in England as a "traitor", but passionately revered in Ireland as founding father of the Irish state. By 1913, with an internationaleputation as a saviour of the oppressed in Africa and South America, Siroger Casement resigned from the Foreign Office and devoted himself openly tohe cause of Irish independence. He was a founder of the Irish Volunteers andoon after the outbreak of World War I travelled to Germany to seeknternational guarantees for Irish independence. Returning to Ireland in 1916,e was arrested on the eve of the Easter Rising, given a state trial inondon and executed for high treason.

A Titanic Memorial

Author: Karen Graham (Primary school teacher)
ISBN: 9780957221109
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Strangers Migrants Exiles

Author: Frauke Reitemeier
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
ISBN: 386395033X
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Black Dog Black Night

Author: Paul Hoover
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
ISBN: 1571318674
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The poems in Black Dog, Black Night highlight an aspect of Vietnamese verse previously unfamiliar to American readers: its remarkable contemporary voices. Celebrating Vietnam’s diverse and thriving literary culture, the poems collected here combine elements of French Romanticism, Russian Expressionism, American Modernism, and native folk stories into a Vietnamese poetic tradition marked by vivid imagery, powerful emotions, and inventive forms. Included here are 17 postmodern and experimental Vietnamese poets, including the founding editor of Skanky Possum magazine, as well as American poets of Vietnamese descent.

The Last Partnerships Inside The Great Wall Street Dynasties

Author: Geisst
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071369992
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They laid the foundations of American finance and defined the American brand of capitalism. They bankrolled wars, were the impetus behind the building of the first transcontinental railroad system, and fueled a fledgling nation’s grandiose dreams of empire. S&M Allen, J. P. Morgan & Co., Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers...they were the great Wall Street partnerships, and for well over a century, through a combination of financial genius, political chicanery, and the audacity of Caesars, they wielded unprecedented influence over the business, financial, and political landscapes of a nation. The Last Partnerships combines rigorous scholarship with journalism at its best to present a panoramic history of the rise and fall of the great financial houses—from the “Yankee Bankers,” at the turn of the 19th century, up to Goldman Sachs’ historic IPO in 1999—tracing their origins, their successes and failures over the years, and the reasons for their ultimate demise. The Last Partnerships is must-reading for history buffs and everyone interested in the world of finance behind the business-page headlines.

A Political History Of The Two Irelands

Author: B. Walker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230363407
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This ground-breaking political history of the two Irish States provides unique new insights into the 'Troubles' and the peace process. It examines the impact of the fraught dynamics between the competing identities of the Nationalist-Catholic-Irish Community on the one hand and the Unionist-Protestant-British community on the other.

Migrants And Cultural Memory

Author: Mícheál Ó hAodha
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443811963
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This volume explores the discourses and representations that have circumvented the image that is the Traveller, the Roma (Gypsy) and migrant “Other”. It is generally acknowledged that the globalisation and mass-media dissemination which characterise the current era have overseen a range of complex socio-cultural forces, many of which have blurred the once-reified borders of the post-Enlightenment, “modern”, nation-state. Nowhere is this more evident than in the case of cultural diasporas and “traditionally”- nomadic groups such as Travellers, Roma and other migrant cultures. This book points to the ongoing reconfiguration of once-dominant cultural narratives and explores the manner whereby aspects of the migrant experience are themselves echoed in the increasingly hybrid and diverse discourses that characterise Western countries of the present-day.

The Companion To British History

Author: Charles Arnold-Baker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317400402
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First published in 1996, this comprehensive guide to the history of Britain and its peoples will be indispensable reading for the general enthusiast, as well as students. It is packed full of fascinating detail on everything from Hadrian’s Wall to the Black Death to Tony Blair. The book was assembled over more than thirty years and has seen updates in three editions. "He has done for historical encyclopaedias what Samuel Johnson did for dictionaries." Andrew Roberts, The Daily Telegraph "An astonishing synthesis of information." Roger Scruton, The Times "An astonishing achievement, a compelling book for dipping into, a splendid work." Simon Hoggart, The Guardian "This marvellous book, which contains tens of thousands of historical facts will enlighten, amuse, and inform. Every home should have one." Simon Heffer, The Daily Mail "If you were marooned on that mythical desert island with only one history book, this would be the one to take. Buy three copies – one for the children, one for the grandchildren- and one for yourself." John Charmley, The Daily Telegraph

The Arrol Arroll And Arrell Families

Author: John Arrol
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Surname also spelled Arrall, Arrel, Arrell, Errol, Arroll, Harel.