An Irish History of Civilization, Volume 2

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Feb 11, 2005 - History - 704 pages
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In a sprawling chronicle of civilization through Irish eyes, Akenson takes us from St Patrick to Woodie Guthrie, from Constantine to John F. Kennedy, from India to the Australian outback. In two volumes of masterful storytelling he creates ironic, playful, and acerbic historical miniatures - a quixotic series of reconstructions woven into a helix in which the same historical figures reappear in radically different contexts as their narratives intersect with the larger picture.
 

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Contents

GODS LETHAL SPUR FAMINE 18451852
1
AN OLD WORLD BECOMING NEW? IRELAND 18521900
27
NOT FAR BUT NOT HOME ENGLAND 18451900
75
NEARLY NORMAL AUSTRALIA 18451900
113
EARNEST ACCOMMODATION NEW ZEALAND AND OUTER POLYNESIA 18451900
187
MOURN THE WILD COLONIAL BOYS? 18451900
257
LAND OF THE TERMINALLY VICTORIAN UPPER CANADA 18451900
291
THE ADVENT OF THE BELATED IRISH THE USA 18451898
323
STILL THE CAVALIERS RIDE 19001969
481
THE LORD HAS MERSEY AND LOTS MORE ENGLAND 19001969
523
SO FAR SO FAST SO SO FAR IRELAND 19221969
555
THE CREATION OF THE AMERICAN CENTURY 18981969
603
RECESSIONAL
659
POSTLUDE
667
Index
673
STORY TITLE INDEX VOLUME 2 BOOKS 3 4
689

THE ROAD HOME IRELAND 19001923
385
EVER FARTHER AUSTRALIA AND POLYNESIA 19001969
437

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Don Akenson is the author of numerous books including Surpassing Wonder: The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds (nominated for the Governor General's Award) and most recently Some Family: The Mormons and How Humanity Keeps Track of Itself. He teaches

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