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Taking Shergar: Thoroughbred Racing's Most Famous Cold Case

by Milton C. Toby

It was a cold and foggy February night in 1983 when a group of armed thieves crept onto Ballymany Stud, near The Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland, to steal Shergar, one of the Thoroughbred industry’s most renowned stallions.

Ourselves Alone: Women's Emigration from Ireland, 1885-1920

by Janet A. Nolan

In early April of 1888, sixteen-year-old Mary Ann Donovan stood alone on the quays of Queenstown in county Cork waiting to board a ship for Boston in far-off America.

Rituals and Riots: Sectarian Violence and Political Culture in Ulster, 1784-1886

by Sean Farrell

Sectarian violence is one of the defining characteristics of the modern Ulster experience.

Tongue of Water, Teeth of Stones: Northern Irish Poetry and Social Violence

by Jonathan Hufstader

In a 1984 lecture on poetry and political violence, Seamus Heaney remarked that "the idea of poetry was itself that higher ideal to which the poets had unconsciously turned in order to survive the demeaning conditions.

The Irish Question: Two Centuries of Conflict, second edition

by Lawrence J. McCaffrey

From 1800 to 1922 the Irish Question was the most emotional and divisive issue in British politics.