The Graves are Walking: A History of the Great Irish Famine
The Irish famine that began in 1845 was one of the 19th-century's greatest disasters. By its end, the island's population of eight million had shrunk by a third through starvation, disease and emigration. This is a brilliant, compassionate retelling of that awful story for a new generation - the first account for the general reader for many years and a triumphant example of narrative non-fiction at its best. John Kelly is one of America's great historians and storytellers. He lives in New York.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Gingermama - LibraryThing
Gerard Doyle did a fabulous job narrating the audio version. Kelly's book does a fine job detailing the famine years, covering everything from the political to the personal stories. Truly unforgettable. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jeannine504 - LibraryThing
John Kelly is a worthy successor to David McCullough. This book, heavily annotated and footnoted, is a scholarly work with enough flesh and bones to keep it animated. I love the author's sly ironies ... Read full review