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Looking Under Stones: Roots, Family and a Dingle Childhood

by Joe O'Toole

'This is not a story of me, but of me and mine, of my place and theirs, of places north, south, east and west in Ireland, but particularly of home life in Dingle and holidays in Galway, and of the times and...


Enemy of the Empire: Life as an International Undercover IRA Activist

by Eamon Maguire

Written in prison in South Africa, Ireland and the United States, Enemy of the Empire was originally a device for keeping sane in a situation of extreme boredom and oppression. A trained aviation engineer, up-to-date...


O'Brien Pocket History of Irish Rebels

by Morgan Llywelyn

The stirring story of eighteen of Ireland's greatest rebels, from the sixteenth century to today. From the daring pirate-queen Grace O'Malley, to the fiery Protestant lawyer Theobald Wolfe Tone, and the courageous...


Last Man Standing: Hurling Goalkeepers

by Christy O'Connor

'Goalkeepers walk a tightrope between triumph and disaster...' The hurling goalkeeper must surely occupy the most precarious position on the pitch -- glorified as a saviour if their team succeeds and damned...


Trading Paces: From Rat Race to Hen Run

by Michael Kelly

Does this ring any bells? Mortgaged to the hilt, rising at 5.30 to commute across three counties to jobs in Dublin, fed-up, bleary-eyed and only in your thirties? Michael Kelly and his wife were classic Celtic...


Reading the Water: A Life Spent Fishing

by Darryl Grimason

Darryl Grimason vividly and lyrically conveys in this book the all-consuming passion for fishing that has inspired him since boyhood. Whether describing a nostalgic attachment to his first special fishing rod,...


The World According to Michael Moore: A Portrait in His Own Words

by Ken Lawrence

In all of his books Michael Moore has proven to be outspoken and outrageous. This compilation of quotes from interviews and a variety of other sources presents Moore's views on everything from politics to filmmaking...


The Last Editor

by Jim Bellows

The Last Editor is the memoir of Jim Bellows, the editor whose David-and-Goliath battles changed the face of the newspaper business. Bellows struggled to save major competitors of America's three most powerful...


The World According to Bill O'Reilly: An Unauthorized Portrait in His Own Words

by Ken Lawrence

Bill O'Reilly, FOX News commentator and host of the political talk show The O'Reilly Factor, is known for expressing his opinions. Is he "fair and balanced" or unabashedly partisan? In The World According to...


The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

by Peter Popham

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi—known to the world as an icon for democracy and nonviolent dissent in oppressed Burma, and to her followers as simply “The Lady”—has recently returned to international...


Antarctica 2041: My Quest to Save the Earth's Last Wilderness

by Robert Swan & Gil Reavill

Adventurer turned environmentalist Robert Swan illuminates the perils facing the planet come 2041the year when the international treaty protecting Antarctica is up for reviewand the many steps that can...


Miss O'Keeffe

by Christine Taylor Patten & Alvaro Cardona-Hine

This intimate account of the year of Patten's employment offers a rare glimpse of O'Keeffe's daily life when she could no longer see well enough to paint.


My Father, Daniel Boone: The Draper Interviews with Nathan Boone

by Neal O. Hammon

One of the most famous figures of the American frontier, Daniel Boone clashed with the Shawnee and sought to exploit the riches of a newly settled region. Despite Boone's fame, his life remains wrapped in mystery.The...


What My Heart Wants to Tell

by Verna Mae Slone

"God knew that it would take brave and sturdy people to survive in these beautiful but rugged hills. So He sent us His very strongest men and women." So begins the heartwarming story of Verna Mae and her father,...


The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi

by Arthur Lennig

In the 1931 film Dracula, Bela Lugosi set the standard for horror film villainy. Though many actors have donned the cape since that first production, remnants of Hungarian-born Lugosi's portrayal continue to...


Ida Lupino: A Biography

by William Donati

"Ida Lupino (1918-1995) was more than a gorgeous image of film noir in the forties and fifties who starred in classics such as They Drive By Night, High Sierra, and Road House. Lupino also evolved into one of...


Growing Up Hard in Harlan County

by G.C. Jones

G.C. "Red" Jones's classic memoir of growing up in rural eastern Kentucky during the Depression is a story of courage, persistence, and eventual triumph. His priceless and detailed recollections of hardscrabble...


Bomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War II

by Philip Ardery

" Winner of the Best Aeronautical Book Award from the Reserve Officers Association of the United States "The sky was full of dying airplanes" as American Liberator bombers struggled to return to North Africa...


Our Joe: Joe Dolan by the People who Knew him Best

by Eddie Rowley

Read the story of Joe through his own interviews and the memories and anecdotes of his family, including his brother Ben who was by his side in showbusiness for over forty years; his band members, including...


Most Famous Irish People You've Never Heard Of: Myths and Legends of Ireland

by Colin Murphy

STORIES OF ADVENTURE & ACHIEVEMENT – INVENTORS, GOLD-DIGGERS, MILITARY LEADERS, SPIES, RABBLE-ROUSERS, SOLDIERS, COURTESANS, ACE PILOTS, DETECTIVES, ATHLETES, HEROES. Irish people have left their mark on virtually...