The great hunger: Ireland 1845-1849

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Penguin, 1991 - History - 510 pages
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Looks at the causes and impact of the great famines in nineteenth century Ireland

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An excellent case study in compassionate conservatism of how the English, unaffected by the potato famine upheld their purity in the belief about the free markets and watched from afar in horror how ... Read full review

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A devestating review of the details of the almost unimaginably horrible Irish famine of the late 1800's. Relentless and eye-opening.
Jim Cramer mentioned it on "Mad Money" and I picked it up at
the library that week out of curiosity. Wow. I have to admit though, I only read half of it by the time it was due back, and haven't re-checked it out yet. The first half was harrowing enough, and I don't know if I want to learn what came later. 

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CHAPTER i
15
CHAPTER 2
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CHAPTER 3
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