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BOOK - The Great Hunger, Ireland 1845-1849
By Cecil Woodham Smith

Softcover... 23.95 (C$)

The Irish potato famine of the 1840's, perhaps the most appalling event of the Victorian era, killed over a million people and drove as many more to emigrate to America.

The author discusses how the famine may not have been the result of deliberate government policy, yet British 'obtuseness, short-sightedness and ignorance' - and stubborn commitment to laissez-faire 'solutions' - largely caused the disaster and prevented any serious efforts to relieve suffering. The continuing impact on Anglo-Irish relations was incalculable, the immediate human cost almost inconceivable.

In this vivid and disturbing book Cecil Woodham-Smith provides the definitive account.

510 Pages
5 X 7.5"
Extensive appendix & references
Index
Trade paperback
ISBN 978-0-14-014515-1




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