The Great Shame

The Great Shame

And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-speaking World

Book - 1999
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In the nineteenth century, Ireland lost half of its population to famine, emigration to the United States and Canada, and the forced transportation of convicts to Australia. The forebears of Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler's List, were victims of that tragedy, and in The Great Shame Keneally has written an astonishing, monumental work that tells the full story of the Irish diaspora with the narrative grip and flair of a great novel. Based on unique research among little-known sources, this masterly book surveys eighty years of Irish history through the eyes of political prisoners--including Keneally's ancestors-who left Ireland in chains and eventually found glory, in one form or another, in Australia and America.
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed. in the U.S.A.
ISBN: 9780385476973
Branch Call Number: 304.8/KENE
Characteristics: 712p. 24cm.


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