The Famine Plot: England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy Hardcover – 22 Nov 2012
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'Tim Pat Coogan...has done extensive research and produced a book which is informative, educational and interesting. The Famine Plot is well worth reading and studying as the descendants of the main actors are still in power today.' - Marxist Review
A provocative history of the Great Famine from Ireland's greatest historianSee all Product Description
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Tim Pat Coogan has done his research well and shows that what British historians called a natural disaster was made so much worse by manipulation and deceit by Westminster politicians and greedy British landowners.
Well worth a read!
Coogan's ignorance leads him to suggest that 'it was the influence of the Irish Americans, led by the Kennedy family, whose ancestor Patrick Kennedy had fled Ireland during the Famine, that helped to bring an end to thirty years of strife and create a peace that still holds at the time of writing'. Apart from the fact that the Kennedy's played no part in the peace process, largely because Jack and Robert were dead before the 'troubles' began while Edward was following his brothers' example of screwing every available female while in office, he overlooks the role of the British, Ulster Unionists and paramilitary groups (except the Real IRA) in accepting military victory was unachievable and Irish civilians were the main victims.Read more ›
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I have just received it at my door. Today, 19th August 2016 at 13h30.Published 13 days ago by Maria Teresa Canelhas
A most instructive book. It speaks for the Irish people, past and present.Published 7 months ago by JRG6141
Fantastic book! Really informative and brilliantly written.Published 9 months ago by William S Jones