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  • The Famine Plot by Tim Pat Coogan
    The Famine Plot (English, Paperback) Tim Pat Coogan

    A controversial history of the Great Famine from Ireland's greatest historian, who provocatively points the finger of blame at the British government. Combining the latest research and fresh insights, this is a fascinating and sobering look at a dark period of global history as well as the ramifications that still resonate today.

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  • Mao's Great Famine by Frank Dikotter
    Mao's Great Famine (English, Paperback) Frank Dikotter

    An unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize 2011

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  • The End of Outrage by Breandan Mac Suibhne
    The End of Outrage (English, Hardback) Breandan Mac Suibhne

    Tells the absorbing story of post-famine Donegal, the Molly Maguires - a secret society who had set themselves up against the exploitation of the rural poor - and Patrick McGlynn - an avaricious schoolmaster who turned informer on them, availing of hunger, disease, debt, hardship, and death to expand his holding at the expense of his neighbours.

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  • One Billion Hungry by Gordon Conway
    One Billion Hungry (English, Paperback) Gordon Conway

    In this book, one of the world's foremost experts on global food needs explains the many interrelated issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security.

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  • Atlas of the Great Irish Famine by John Crowley
    Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (English, Hardback) John Crowley

    The Great Famine is possibly the most pivotal event/experience in modern Irish history. Its global reach and implications cannot be underestimated. In terms of mortality, it is now widely accepted that over a million people perished between the years 1845-1852 and at least one million and a quarter fled the country.

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  • Late Victorian Holocausts by Mike Davis
    Late Victorian Holocausts (English, Paperback) Mike Davis

    Bestselling, magisterial melding of global environmental history and global political history

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  • A Pocket History of the Irish Famine by Tony Potter
    A Pocket History of the Irish Famine (English, Hardback) Tony Potter

    This book explains what happened before and during the Famine, with an account of the consequences of this epic tragedy.

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  • Connemara After the Famine by Thomas Colville Scott
    Connemara After the Famine (English, Paperback) Thomas Colville Scott

    Only recently discovered, this is a unique and valuable record, kept by Scott, a Scotsman sent by London life insurance employer to report on an estate about to go on sale - 200,000 acres of land north of Galway, Connemara. Called by Scott this inhabited desolation, his journal provides a first-hand account, with line drawings, by Scott, of the survivors of the famine in this area, of the thieving...

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  • The Great Highland Famine by Tom M. Devine
    The Great Highland Famine (Paperback) Tom M. Devine

    "The Great Hunger", in 19th-century Ireland was one of the great human tragedies of modern times. Almost a million perished and a further two million emigrated in the wake of potato blight and economic collapse. At the same time, acute famine also gripped the Scottish Highlands and caused hardship and distress there.

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  • The Neoliberal Deluge by Chris Russill
    The Neoliberal Deluge (English, Paperback) Chris Russill

    A critical collection on the politics of disaster and reconstruction in New Orleans

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  • Wretched Faces by Roger A.E. Wells
    Wretched Faces (English, Paperback) Roger A.E. Wells $36.64
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  • Demographic Responses to Ecological Degradation and Food Insecurity by Markos Ezra
    Demographic Responses to Ecological Degradation and Food Insecurity (English, Paperback) Markos Ezra

    Debilitating food shortages and tragic famines have been among the major problems facing many Sub-Saharan countries in Africa since the early 1970s. Ethiopia is one of the most severely affected countries in the region. The country's drought prone areas,

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  • Holodomor and Gorta Mor by Christian Noack
    Holodomor and Gorta Mor (English, Hardback) Christian Noack

    A comparative study of the famines of Ireland (1845?51) and Ukraine (1932?33), and how historical experiences of famine were translated into narratives that supported political claims for independent national statehood.

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  • Hungry for Peace by Hazel Smith
    Hungry for Peace (English, Paperback) Hazel Smith

    Smith describes the famine that devastated the country in the 1990s and the international rescue program that Pyongyang requested and received. Together, the famine and the humanitarian response have wrought subtle but profound changes in North Korea's economy, society, and security outlook. Smith argues that the regime has been prodded into accepting some international norms, allowed markets to...

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  • Feeding Frenzy by Paul McMahon
    Feeding Frenzy (English, Paperback) Paul McMahon

    As the tectonic plates of the world food system shift, forces are being unleashed that threaten the security of billions. This book traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of food shortages and price spikes - what the media has labelled a 'world food crisis'.

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  • Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland by Christine Kinealy
    Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland (English, Paperback) Christine Kinealy

    Explores the assistance the Irish received from people from around the world during the nineteenth century famine.

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  • Famine in European History by Guido Alfani
    Famine in European History (English, Paperback) Guido Alfani

    The first systematic study of famine in all parts of Europe from the Middle Ages until the present.

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  • Silent Violence by Michael J. Watts
    Silent Violence (English, Paperback) Michael J. Watts

    Why do famines occur and how have their effects changed through time? Why are those who produce food so often the casualties of famines? Looking at the food crisis that struck the West African Sahel during the 1970s, Michael J. Watts examines the relationships between famine, climate, and political economy.

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  • Compassionate Stranger by Maureen O'Rourke Murphy
    Compassionate Stranger (English, Hardback) Maureen O'Rourke Murphy

    The first biography of Asenath Nicholson, Compassionate Stranger recovers the largely forgotten history of an extraordinary woman. Trained as a schoolteacher,Nicholson was involved in the abolitionist, temperance, and diet reforms of the day before she left New York in 1844 ""to personally investigate the condition of the Irish poor."" She walked alone throughout nearly every county in Ireland and...

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  • Victims of Ireland's Great Famine by Jonny Geber
    Victims of Ireland's Great Famine (English, Paperback) Jonny Geber

    By examining the physical conditions of inmates that might have contributed to their institutionalization, as well as to the resulting health consequences, Jonny Geber sheds new and unprecedented light on Ireland's Great Hunger.

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