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Sir,—I read with interest Robert Ballagh’s review of the Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (HI 21.2, March/April 2013, ‘Big book’), in particular the reference to Milton Friedman. While researching […]

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When I got my review copy of the Atlas of the Great Irish Famine, I was startled by the heft of the book; this is a seriously weighty tome! In […]

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In his painting Departure, Pádraic Reany depicts an apocalyptic human procession trudging across a blighted and bloodied potato field, the emaciated dead lying beneath the feet of the mourners, the […]

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The Great Famine of the 1840s has recently returned to the public eye, with the publication of new histories by Tim Pat Coogan, Enda Delaney and John Kelly, along with […]

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Famine: a short history Cormac Ó Gráda (Princeton, $27.95) ISBN 9780691122373   Some time ago, before I went to Tanzania, I asked a class of adults who had returned to […]

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