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The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849 by Cecil Woodham-Smith (Paperback, 1991)

The Irish potato famine of the 1840s perhaps the most appalling event of the Victorian era killed over a million people and drove as many more to emigrate to America It may not have been the result of deliberate government policy yet British obtuseness short-sightedness and ignorance' - and stubborn commitment to laissez-faire solutions' - largely caused the disaster and prevented any serious efforts to relieve suffering The continuing impact on Anglo-Irish relations was incalculable the immediate human cost almost inconceivable In this vivid and disturbing book Cecil Woodham-Smith provides the definitive accountA moving and terrible book It combines great literary power with great learning It explains much in modern Ireland - and in modern America' DW Brogan

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