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Companion to Irish History
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Companion to Irish History

By Peter R Newman

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, spine, or edges of the coverboards. There is no bumping or fraying on the coverboards. The previous owner has labeled his name on the front inside cover board and placed his stamp on the front end page. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. "The capitulation of the Earl of Tyrone in 1603 may justifiably be seen as the closing act in the long struggle of the native Irish to co-exist with the steady encroachment of English domination in Ireland. It did not mark the end of resistance, but the nature of that resistance altered in substance and in purpose as the ensuing centuries unfolded. It is arguable that the defeat of the Ulster Irish was already accomplished with the disastrous battle of Kinsale and the subsequent Treaty of Mellifont, but only with the departure of the defeated leadership in 1607 was the way wholly cleared for wholesale English conquest of Ulster. The last of the Irish provinces to resist, Ulster, proved to be the most thoroughly restructured, to such an extent that, with the coming of Partition, in 1921, Ulster clung tenaciously to the British link steadily forged in the seventeenth century. This Companion covers a 300-year period in the history of Ireland, from 1603 to 1921. It seeks to explain, through its various topics, the complexity of Irish history, whilst at the same time seeking to avoid an Anglo-centric viewpoint...." - Introduction from A Companion to Irish History: From the Submission of Tyrone to Partition: 1603-1921

$11.50

James K. Polk
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James K. Polk

By Thomas M Leonard

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the covers, There is no bumping or fraying. The pages are clear of any markings. "A steady rain fell upon the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 1845, forty-one year-old James K. Polk took the oath of office as the eleventh president of the United States. The youngest chief executive until that time, Polk brought with him twenty-two years of political experience that gave him the confidence to successfully deal with the national challenges before him. But, could he? Did Polk understand the immense changes that the United States had undergone since 1823 when he began his political career? The Jeffersonian America into which Polk was born in 1795 differed greatly from the America of 1845 when he assumed the presidency. From the original thirteen states, the country now numbered twenty-seven, with Texas awaiting admission to the Union, By the 1840s people had moved into the Louisiana Territory and many Americans learned about the wonders of the Far West from their reading of Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast, and the reports from the Navy's Charles Wilkes and the Army's Captain John C. Fremont...." - Chapter One from James K. Polk A Clear and Unquestionable Destiny

$38.74

Trafalgar
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Trafalgar

By David Howarth

This book is in very good condition with little wear on the front, back, edges, and the spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards, and no markings on the inside cover boards. The horizontal edges of the pages are yellowing, but there are no markings on the pages. "At ten to six in the morning of the 21st of October 1805, off Cape Trafalgar in the south of Spain, Napoleon's French and Spanish fleet was sighted against the dawn sky, and men in the British fleet who were not on watch swarmed up on deck to look...." - from Trafalgar: The Nelson Touch

$8.38