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The Battle of Kinsale Hardcover – January 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Wordwell (January 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1869857704
  • ISBN-13: 978-1869857707
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,706,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Hendrix on June 19, 2006
Format: Hardcover
The Battle of Kinsale, by Hiram Morgan is a collection of historical essays from multiple authors pertaining to the period of time before, during and after the fateful battle of Kinsale.
Unlike his last book "Tyrone's Rebellion" which delves more into the events surrounding the war and the decisions, which lead to it, Morgan seeks to shed light on one of the greatest mysteries of the late 16th century. Namely, how a large well-trained and disciplined Irish force could be routed so thoroughly by a starving and weakened opponent with smaller numbers. The editor includes some of his own essays, in which he engages in `myth-busting' by correlating existing evidence mixed with informed supposition to dispel revisionist and retrospective accounts of the battle and the reasons behind the astonishing victory.
The work is rife with illustrations. In fact, there isn't a single book on Irish history in my entire library that has as many illustrations, woodcuts, and pictures as this.
I picked up my copy while in Ireland at Fort Rincurran, Kinsale and would like to see it made available in the States. Re-enactors and historians both professional and amateur alike could glean important, rare information on this very critical time period in Ireland's history. This is a much-needed book in the libraries of serious students of Irish history; it's nothing short of brilliant.
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