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This book is very well written and tells the truth of what happened.
Woodham-Smith sets forth in heart-wrenching detail the causes, experiences and effects of the great potato blight in the mid 1800s in Ireland.
I been wanting to read this book for some time now and just started reading it few days ago.
Horrific is an oft overused term today but it is the perfect word to describe this extraordinary account of the Irish famine. Read morePublished 1 month ago by William K. Dearth
an excellent book-
well laid out, on a sad period of Irish history
This book is not psychologically easy to read, but for those who study Irish history it is a must. Seven years ago I did a huge amount of reading about the Famine, and of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Victoria Tester, author of Hunger Road: A Novella of the Irish Famine
I purchased this for my son who is constantly searching for more information on his Irish heritage. He said it is informative and an easy read but wants more.Published 7 months ago by CINDY WILLIAMSON
gave me a good education on the irish famine even tho' it did have a lot of "numbers" in it. i came to realize those numbers are important. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Champlain Valley
It is superbly researched and presented. Both sides of the ghastly dilemma are given. The British laissez faire philosophy vs the reality of the genocide of the upwards of two... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Helen Stevenson
I first bought this book at the Famine Museum years ago in Ireland - it is the best book I have ever read explaining in A+ academic style exactly how it came about that millions of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by MSM
Just got back from two weeks in Ireland. One of my relatives came over at the end of the great famine. Wanted to know more about the time period.Published 12 months ago by William D.
thi book is filled with good insight on how the british handled this awful tragedy. especially important to me was the chapter on how the irish were treated at the quarantine... Read morePublished 14 months ago by patrick mc carthy