At the height of the Irish Famine, now considered the greatest social disaster to strike nineteenth-century Europe, Anglo-Irish landlord Major Denis Mahon was assassinated as he drove his carriage through his property in County Roscommon. Mahon had already removed 3,000 of his 12,000 starving tenants by offering some passage to America aboard disease-ridden "coffin ships," giving others a pound or two to leave peaceably, and sending the sheriff to evict the rest. His murder sparked a sensation and drove many of the world's most powerful leaders, from the queen of England to the pope, to debate its meaning. Now, for the first time, award-winning journalist Peter Duffy tells the story of this assassination and its connection to the cataclysm that would forever change Ireland and America.
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“A splendid example of the new writing of Irish history.” (Pete Hamill, author of A Drinking Life)
“A brilliant examination of an immense tragedy.” (Terry Golway, co-author of The Irish in America)
“A masterfully crafted exploration of how events in far off places can echo down the generations.” (Thomas Kelly, author of Empire Rising)
“There is much here for all sides of the debate to learn.” (Publishers Weekly)
Peter Duffy is the author of The Bielski Brothers. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.
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