Random House, 1999, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Australian Paperback Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic
XX, 732 pages, list of illustrations, preface, notes on the text, maps, acknowledgements, notes, bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with four inserts, of eight pages each, of contemporary black-and-white illustrations or photographs along with maps of Ireland in the nineteenth century map of Perth and its environs, and early settlements of New South Wales with detail of Van Diemen's land.. Photographic cover with gilt, white and purple titles to the front panel and gilt and white titles to the backstrip. In the 19th century the Irish population was halved. The Great Shame, a remarkable work of non-fiction, traces the three causes of this depletion: the famine; the emigrations; and the transportations to Australia. Based on unique research among little-used sources, this masterly book covers 80 years of Irish history, told through the intimate lens of political prisoners -- some of them ancestors of the Keneally family -- who served time as convicts in Australia. Minor creasing to the book corners and browning to the text block edges and light age toning of the internal text. Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics ; 19th Century ; History -- Ireland ; ISBN: 0091837367. ISBN/EAN: 9780091837365. Inventory No: 0110142.