7 edition of Great Famine found in the catalog.
by Diane Pub Co
Written in English
|Contributions||Ian Gibson (Foreword)|
|The Physical Object|
In some regions of Europe, the Great Famine of killed a tenth of the population, shattering social norms and local economies. Villages were abandoned, religious houses were dispersed, and Author: Amy Davidson Sorkin. The Dead Buried By The Dying: The Great Famine In Leitrim is the first book to make extensive use of the papers of the Irish Relief Association and Author: Gerard Macatasney.
The Great Famine of – (also the Southern India famine of – or the Madras famine of ) was a famine in India under Crown began in after an intense drought resulting in crop failure in the Deccan Plateau. It affected south and southwestern India (the British presidencies of Madras and Bombay, and the princely states of Mysore and . The botanical cause of the Great Famine was a virulent fungus (Phytophthora infestans), spread by the wind, that first appeared on the leaves of potato plants in September and October of The diseased plants withered with shocking speed.
Outstanding book ruined by bad narration What disappointed you about Mao's Great Famine? The book was outstanding but its historical value was virtually rendered useless by the narration. With the narration as it is, a complimentary written version should be handed out as a courtesy to unsuspecting buyers. Book reviews Great Leap, Great Famine: A review essay* Corma C Ó Gráda Yang Jisheng’s Tombstone—an abbreviated translation of Mubei1 (Hong Kong, )—was one of the Big Books of Tombstone is also a long book, even though ten of the fourteen provinces allocated chapters in the original haveCited by: 4.
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Mao’s Great Famine by Frank Dikotter This book is an excellent account of the Great Famine of China from The causes for the disaster are many, and they primarily come from the top-Chairman Mao, the communist dictator from Cited by: This is an excellent account of the Great Famine, and quite possibly the only one that exists as a book dedicated to the subject.
However, it *is* an academic book and not a popular history. The book is quite dry and does not really get moving until the second or third chapter if I remember correctly. The beginning of the book is dedicated to /5(10).
Famine book. Read 29 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Set in the period of the Great Famine of the s, Famine is the story of t 4/5. The Great Famine (Irish: an Gorta Mór [anˠ ˈɡɔɾˠt̪ˠə ˈmˠoːɾˠ]), or the Great Hunger, was a period of mass starvation and disease in Ireland from to With the most severely affected areas in the west and south of Ireland, where the Irish language was dominant, the period was contemporaneously known in Irish as An Drochshaol, loosely translated as the "hard times" (or Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Great Famine | Definition, History, Causes, & Facts. ‘Skibbereen: The Famine Story’ book traces Great Famine book tragic events of the crisis as it unfolded in the Skibbereen Poor Law Union.
Covering relief measures, the role of the media and the bravery of local individuals, it shows how local and international efforts to relieve the suffering of the people impacted Skibbereen during the Great Hunger. The Irish Potato Famine, also known as the Great Hunger, began in when a fungus-like organism called Phytophthora infestans (or P.
infestans) spread rapidly throughout Ireland. Before it. The famine that killed up to 45 million people remains a taboo subject in China 50 years on. Author Yang Jisheng is determined to change that with his book, Tombstone. Tue 1 Jan EST Author: Tania Branigan. Great Famine, also called Irish Potato Famine, Great Irish Famine, or Famine of –49, famine that occurred in Ireland in –49 when the potato crop failed in successive years.
The crop failures were caused by late blight, a disease that destroys both the leaves and the edible roots, or tubers, of the potato plant.
Winner of the Best Irish Published Book of the year. The Great Famine is possibly the most pivotal event/experience in modern Irish history. Its global reach and implications cannot be overestimated.
In terms of mortality, it is now widely accepted that over a million people perished between the years and at least one million and a 5/5(3). Winner of the Samuel Johnson PrizeAn unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine that recasts the era of Mao Zedong and the history of the People's Republic of China."Between andChina descended into hell.
Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up to and overtake Britain in less 4/5(14). THE GREAT HUNGER is the definitive history of the Irish Potato Famine of When the Englishwoman Cecil Woodham-Smith published this book in she was vilified and branded a Communist by the British establishment which had spent the previous years explaining away what is undoubtedly the greatest European famine since by: CHAPTER 1.
Famine and Government Response, –6. The great accident of nature that struck Ireland in was a raging epidemic of the fungal disease phytophthora infestans, commonly known as potato blight or potato murrain.
Prior to the sudden advent of blight early in September of that year, there had of course been potato shortages, some of which 4/4(3).
General Overviews. The overviews generally challenge the claim in Eagleton that there are hardly any literary texts that recall the Great Irish Famine. These critical studies unearth often forgotten literary texts; address the role of generic conventions in representing the Famine; and interpret literary reconfigurations of the Famine in connection to nonliterary writings, such as.
The basic narrative of the great famine that hit the People's Republic around has been known outside China at least His most recent book is The General: Charles de Gaulle and the France.
This book went into great detail of all the "behind the scenes" activities between governments to help resolve this famine without much financial expenditure. For those who are interested in Irish History, mid 's, this is a must read/5(27). The Great Famine was a disaster that hit Ireland between and aboutcausing the deaths of about 1 million people and the flight or emigration of up to million more over the course of about six years.
The short term cause of the Great Famine was the failure of the potato crop, especially in andas a result of the attack. I intended my book to be a memorial to the 36 million victims, but also a literal tombstone, anticipating the ultimate demise of the totalitarian political Author: Yang Jisheng.
Buy a cheap copy of The Great Irish Potato Famine book by James S. Donnelly Jr. This is an account of the Great Irish Potato Famine of the late s, a famine which resulted in the death of about one million people and was also largely Free shipping over $Cited by: Over one million people died in the Great Famine, and more than one million more emigrated on the coffin ships to America and beyond.
Drawing on contemporary eyewitness accounts and diaries, the book charts the arrival of the potato blight in and the total destruction of the harvests in which brought a sense of numbing shock to the s: 1.
Mao's Great Famine Frank Dikötter The Grey Zone From to China was pitched into a hell of inconceivable proportions.
Mao Zedong, Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to overtake Britain, then still seen as an industrial superpower, in less than 15 Size: KB.Michael Fathers reviews "Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, " by Yang Jisheng and "The Great Famine in China, A Documentary History" by Zhou Xun.An answer you are less likely to hear is the Great Leap Forward.
This was the economic plan implemented between by Chairman Mao Zedong to rapidly industrialise China through mass collectivisation of land and coercive relocation of workers into communes.
The result was a famine that is unparalleled in human history. This event gets comparatively little attention to .