Forget about shamrocks, leprechauns, and all that blarney, 101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish History
dispels the myths and tells the true stories of the Irish. Inside, you'll learn about about:
- Lives of the ancient Celts until the British invasions
- Famous Irish including Michael Collins, Charles Parnell-and Bono!
- The Potato Famine and Immigration (were there really gangs of New York?)
- Irish music and dance
- Folklore, faeries, and leprechauns
Complete with a Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, 101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish History
is an informative reference for anyone who loves the Irish! Technically reveiwed by Garland Kimmer.
Ryan Hackney received his B.A. and M.A. in the history of science from Harvard University. He has written for Let's Go guides to Britain, Europe, and Ecuador, and he edited Let's Go Ireland.
Amy Hackney Blackwell graduated from Duke University with degrees in History and Medieval and Renaissance Studies, with a concentration in the history and literature of the British Isles. She received an M.A. in Early Modern European History from Vanderbilt, again focusing on the history of the British Isles and Ireland, particularly the flourishing of British humanism in the 16th century.
Garland Kimmer received his Ph.D. in Irish Studies from Chapel Hill.