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A Purgatory of Misery: How Victorian Liberals Turned a Crisis into a Disaster

107 pages1 hour


An in-depth study of the events leading up to the Irish Potato Famine in the latter half of the 19th century. “This is a deeply researched and well-written book. I was expecting it to focus almost entirely on the famine years. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it covers much broader topics which help to put the famine into historical, political, social, economic and religious perspective.”

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