Ernest Shackleton is one of history's great explorers, who became a leading figure in Antarctic discovery. This first comprehensive biography in a generation brings a fresh perspective to the heroic age of Polar exploration dominated by Shackleton's complex, compelling and enduringly fascinating story.
Updated for 2018, this is an accessible, clearly-written account of the IRA from its beginnings to today. It covers the origins and history of the organisation, its aims, the political and military thinking which has driven its activities.
In boom and in bust, Ireland has been led by Fianna Fail. This title discusses the party's remarkable dominance of the political landscape and tells the story of how it won, kept and has used power since the mid-1990s.
Mathew Whiting explores Irish republicanism's transformation from violence to political power. He examines their electoral participation and engagement in democratic bargaining, the role of Irish-America and British government policy to argue that moderation was a long-term process of concessions in return for increased political inclusion.