Title: THE STORY OF THE IRISH RACE a Popular ...
Publisher: Konecky & Konecky, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: Fourth Revised Edition
A very nice copy. Copyright 1921, this New Revised Edition is undated. The Story of the Irish Race is indispensable for anyone who wants to understand the Irish people - their political struggle, their magnificent literature, and their whole great contribution to Western Civilization, a contribution amazing in its richness and variety. Bookseller Inventory # 62479
Synopsis: In The Story of the Irish Race, Seumas MacManus presents the whole saga of the Irish from the earliest times to our own. It is at once a work of sound scholarship and as easy to read as a superb novel. It is indispensable for anyone who wants to understand the Irish people and their political struggles, their magnificent literature and their great contribution to Western Civilization.
From the Back Cover: To understand modern Ireland one must understand the history of Ireland. Its legends, religious and political life, culture, and wider contributions to the world remain linked to its rich past.
In The Story of the Irish Race, popular writer and storyteller Seumas MacManus provides a wide-ranging look at the development of Ireland and its people. Beginning with the early colonization by the Milesius of Spain, MacManus explores ancient stories about the Tuatha De Danann, Cuchullain, Fionn and the Fian, Irish invasions of Britain, St. Bridget and St. Patrick, Irish missionaries and scholars abroad, and life and culture in ancient and medieval Ireland. He also investigates more recent events and names in Irish history, such as Oliver Cromwell, "The Wild Geese," Wolfe Tone, Daniel O'Connell, the Fenians, the Famine, Charles Stewart Parnell, and the Land League. From its earliest days to the Easter Rising, MacManus provides an entertaining and enlightening look at one of the most fascinating cultures we know.
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