R. Doheny

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (13 of 14)
Location: Ireland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,986,404 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 14
The Secret Founding of America: The Real Story of &hellip by Nicholas Hagger
2.0 out of 5 stars An unsucessful attempt, 29 Sep 2011
The book has good and bad in it. He makes a good case for Gosnold to be considered the founder of the british colonies and that he should have the position and fame that Smith does now. The book seems to give an easy to read history of the colonisation of what is now the United States of America.

It also has a bibliography that has some obscure books that are appealing even if its for only curiosity value. Where the book fails is that the blurb on the back says the author will show how freemasons orchastrated the colonisation of North America.

I finsihed the book believing that there's no evidence to support the claim. Theres no clear link to be seen between the… Read more
The Wild Red Deer of Killarney: A Personal Experie&hellip by Sean Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars A Pleasure to read, 27 Oct 2010
Red deer seem to me to be fascinating animals and this book certainly suports that impression. For a book that's written by an observer recording in the mould of past naturalists it contains valuable information on the Red deer. Some contradicts previously recorded information and one revealing behaviour appears to be puplished for the first time here.

It contains good pictures for those of us who haven't had the chance to see Red deer yet. The book also puts forth some of the problems facing the deer such as the ease with which Red deer can hybridise with sika. Altogether it's easy to read and shows the authors love for the subject.
The Ormond Lordship in County Kilkenny, 1515-1642:&hellip by David Edwards
This is local history book written by an academic with plenty of footnotes and all that goes with a thesis. The book is easy to read and follow throughout though. The author makes it easy enough to get a picture of the players involved, back then there was plenty of facial hair and Machiavellian shenanigans afoot. The lords, major and minor give the impression of mafia dons. It's revealing as a study of power and people who want it or more of it.

The point the author makes is that the Ormonde lordship managed to survive the end of the Elizabethan era and do well under James and Charles. The other major Lordships in Ireland didn't survive and were replaced. The decline started… Read more

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