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When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland's Freedom

This is solid popular history; fans of Irish historian Tim Pat Coogan will find it most enjoyable.

The Future of Terrorism: ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Alt-Right

A challenging and contentious read. Specialists in terrorism and related fields will want to examine this volume closely. General readers should probably try instead Charles Townshend's Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction.

Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens

Weir's research skills and storytelling ability combine beautifully to tell a fascinating story supported by excellent historical research. Fans of her fiction and nonfiction will enjoy this latest work.

So Great a Prince: An Accession of Henry VIII: 1509

A treat for anyone interested in Tudor daily life, including the processes of hiring and firing, religious worship, law and justice, marriage, sex, and childbirth. Those wishing for more detail on the court of Henry VIII could read this work alongside the titles of Alison Weir to great advantage.

A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols

A quick read best suited for general audiences. Those in search of a more scholarly treatment should look elsewhere.

Willoughbyland: England's Lost Colony

This title will appeal to those who enjoy well-written popular histories. Specialists and academics may already be familiar with the people and places, but generous illustrations are excellent additions to the text.

A Life Beyond Boundaries: A Memoir

This too-short volume will appeal to a broad audience, including anyone interested in the 20th-century politics of Southeast Asia or the development of American academia over the last 40 years.

Peacerunner: The True Story of How an Ex-Congressman Helped End the Centuries of War in Ireland

This work is for those who enjoy a good, real-life political drama and will probably be popular among fans of Tim Pat Coogan or Frank McCourt.

Bitter Freedom: Ireland in a Revolutionary World

An entertaining and accurate introduction to a critical period in Irish history, Walsh's work will be of greatest interest to general readers. Academics wishing to survey texts relating to Irish studies should also take note.

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