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The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date September 1, 2000
Pages 712
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385720267
ISBN-10 0385720262
Dimensions 1.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Original list price $19.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Provides an incisive analysis of the influence the Irish had on the world in the nineteenth century, when Ireland lost half of its population, to famine, emigration, and transportation to Australia. Reprint. 65,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In The Great Shame, Thomas Keneally--the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler's List--combines the authority of a brilliant historian and the narrative grace of a great novelist to present a gripping account of the Irish diaspora.

The nineteenth century saw Ireland lose half of its population to famine, emigration, or deportation to penal colonies in Australia--often for infractions as common as stealing food. Among the victims of this tragedy were Thomas Keneally's own forebearers, and they were his inspiration to tell the story of the Irish who struggled and ultimately triumphed in Australia and North America. Relying on rare primary sources--including personal letters, court transcripts, ship manifests, and military documents--Keneally offers new and important insights into the impact of the Irish in exile. The result is a vivid saga of heroes and villains, from Great Famine protesters to American Civil War generals to great orators and politicians.

Editions
Hardcover
1 edition from Doubleday (September 1, 1999)
9780385476973 | details & prices | 712 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 2.25 in. | 2.75 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Provides an incisive analysis of the influence the Irish had on the world in the nineteenth century, when Ireland lost half of its population, to famine, emigration, and transportation to Australia.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Anchor Books (September 1, 2000)
9780385720267 | details & prices | 712 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Provides an analysis of the influence the Irish had on the world in the nineteenth century as a result of the population decrease due to famine and emigration to Australia and America.
Miscellaneous
from Anchor Books (September 8, 2010)
9780307764393 | details & prices | 768 pages | List price $19.95
Cassette/Spoken Word
Abridged edition from Dove Entertainment Inc (February 1, 2000); titled "Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World"
9780787124106 | details & prices | List price $30.00
About: Provides an incisive analysis of the influence the Irish had on the world in the nineteenth century, when Ireland lost half of its population, to famine, emigration, and transportation to Australia.

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