A Dictionary of Irish Biography

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Roberts Rinehart, 1998 - History - 462 pages
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A Dictionary of Irish Biography is an essential reference book containing brief biographies of nearly 1,700 noteworthy and lesser-known Irish men and women. The only single volume A-Z to summarize the lives and achievements of Ireland's most distinguished people from 400 A.D. to the present, its list of subjects includes hundreds of figures of literary, cultural, political, and sociological note: from Grace O'Malley (Granuaile) to Maud Gonne: from Wolfe Tone to Michael Collins: from St. Patrick to Daniel O'Connell: from Jonathan Swift to Samuel Beckett.

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This is the third of what now looks to be a once-per-decade revision of a useful reference tool. The first edition appeared in 1978, 100 years after Alfred Webb's A Compendium of Irish Biography (1878 ... Read full review

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This helps confirm Oscar Wilde's contention that Irish geniuses are "plentiful as blackberries.'' The 1300 entries, ranging from poets to playwrights, politicians, and priests, expand (by 200 more ... Read full review

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