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101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History

by Amy Hackney Blackwell Ryan Hackney

Discover the truth behind the myths of the Emerald Isle Forget about shamrocks, leprechans, and all that blarney; 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true story of the Irish. Inside, you'll learn about: Lives of the ancient Celts before the British invasions Famous Irish including Michael Collins, Charles Parnell-and Bono! The potato famine and emigration (were there really gangs of New York?) Irish music and dance Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History is an informative reference for anyone who loves the Irish.

101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish History

by Amy Hackney Blackwell Ryan Hackney

Discover the truth behind the myths of the Emerald Isle Forget about shamrocks, leprechans, and all that blarney;101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish Historydispels the myths and tells the true story of the Irish. Inside, you'll learn about: Lives of the ancient Celts before the British invasions Famous Irish including Michael Collins, Charles Parnell#151;and Bono! The potato famine and emigration (were there really gangs of New York?) Irish music and dance Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide,101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish Historyis an informative reference for anyone who loves the Irish.

The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book

by Amy Hackney Blackwell Ryan Hackney

The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book takes you back to the old country and the distinctive personalities, places, and events that have made this country unique. From its breathtaking scenery and architecture to its celebrated saints and scholars, few places on earth match Ireland's romantic attraction and historical fascination. The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book walks you through Ireland's 1,600 years of history and acquaints you with the music, literature, food, and sports that have helped shape its inspiring legacy. Features authoritative information on: Celtic mythology and ancient folklore; The Irish literary tradition -- from The Book of Kells to Ulysses; The potato famine and the Great Hunger; The Irish in America and the immigration experience; The Troubles and the road to peace; Religion and family life. Packed with historical information and cultural insights, this fascinating guide is your ticket to the past, present, and future of the Emerald Isle.

The Everything® Irish History & Heritage Book

by Amy Hackney Blackwell Ryan Hackney

Packed with historical information and cultural insights, this fascinating guide is your ticket to the past, present, and future of the Emerald Isle.

LSAT For Dummies

by Amy Hackney Blackwell Scott Hatch Zimmer Hatch

A detailed study guide that guarantees a high LSAT scoreIf you thought you left standardized tests back in high school, think again. LSAT For Dummies, 2rd Edition is an all-inclusive study guide arming you with tips and know-how for your next career move. This updated edition includes three full-length practice tests, a review of foundational concepts for every section, thorough explanations, and additional practice problems for all question types. Whether you're taking the LSAT for the first time or the third time, this book will provide the guidance and skill set you need to obtain a score that reflects your abilities. Instead of facing the process alone, turn to the trusted For Dummies brand for proven test-taking strategies and ample practice opportunities.Ideal for those who want to break into this increasingly competitive field, in which a high score on the LSAT lends prospective lawyers an undeniable advantageExamines every topic and common pitfalls covered in the test, which consists of five 35-minutes sections of multiple-choice questions and a 35-minute writing sampleFor aspiring law school students, LSAT For Dummies is the most advantageous guide to increasing your score on a test that can make or break your legal aspirations.

Mythology for Dummies

by Christopher W. Blackwell Amy Hackney Blackwell

Every culture and time has its myths. You might say that myths help us to understand people, since just like people they can be inspirational and beautiful, as well as cruel and violent. The main players in mythology are the original drama kings and queens - they hang themselves in shame, poke out their own eyes, rule cities, and marry their relatives - and the fun doesn't stop there! If you want all the scoop on gods and goddesses, fates and furies, monsters and heroes from around the world, Mythology for Dummies is the Who's Who of mythological figures that you can't do without. It's no secret that mythology can be confusing for anyone. From cultural hero Johnny Appleseed, to manly Odysseus, to femme fatale Aphrodite, and those pesky Cyclops running amuck on that faraway island, Mythology for Dummies covers all the bases, including information on: Greek mythology, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey; Roman mythology, Virgil's Aeneid, Beowulf; Non-European mythology. Also, this book will get you up to speed on the heavy stuff-like how mythology intersects with our lives, and explores the meaning of existence. Organized into chapters on specific topics, it breaks down the common types of myths and mythological figures, and offers plain-English explanations of how myths have appeared in cultures throughout the ages. You'll find what you need to know on these topics and many more: What makes myths different from legends and fairy tales. Greek creation myths and those really ancient Greek Gods: The Olympian Gods (taller, younger, and better looking than you). The Greek goddesses (the fairest and the meanest of them all). Heroes - made, born, and re-born. Mythological places from Elysium Fields, to Atlantis, and Xanadu. Roman religion - how it was begged, borrowed, and stolen. You'll also enjoy helpful features like charts comparing major figures, and a tear-out tip-sheet with a timeline of world civilizations. Whether you want to dabble in the wonders of mythology or get serious, Mythology for Dummies will demystify the subject, and show you how important myths can be to a culture. You'll never say, "It's only a myth" again!

The Myths, Legends, and Lore of Ireland

by Amy Hackney Blackwell

More than 20 million Americans claim some sort of Irish heritage. But how much do you really know about this amazing country? Forget about shamrocks, leprechauns, and all that blarney--this book is a concise and authoritative guide that dispels the myths and tells the true stories of the Irish. Highlights include:Who St. Patrick really wasThe story behind "Sunday Bloody Sunday"Scandals in the Irish churchComing to America and the real gangs of New York The spooky truth behind changelings, leprechauns, and fairiesComplete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, this book is an informative pot of gold for everyone who loves the Irish!

The Myths, Legends, and Lore of Ireland

by Amy Hackney Blackwell Ryan Hackney

The magic and mystery of Ireland has been passed down from family to family for generations. This rich history has journeyed across the ocean and lives on in colorful stories told by those who treasure their Irish heritage. From the lives of ancient Celts to the history of Irish stepdancing, this unique and authoritative guide dispels the myths and offers the authentic history of Ireland and sheds light on the true legends of the land. Inside, you'll discover: Who St. Patrick really was The story behind "Sunday Bloody Sunday" Scandals in the Irish Church Coming to America and the real gangs of New York The spooky truth behind Celtic lore Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, The Myths, Legends, and Lore of Ireland is your informative pot of gold!

Why Do People Kiss the Blarney Stone?

by Amy Hackney Blackwell Ryan Hackney

Fáilte! Brew yourself a cuppa and settle in to discover...Why Do People Kiss the Blarney Stone? It's the closest you can feel to the Emerald Isle without boarding a plane! You'll tickle your noggin with spirited questions, including: How did a white bull start a war? What is Brian Boru's connection to Guinness? Why was 1847 known as Black '47? Where does peat come from? What's so special about the Book of Kells? This terrific little tome provides the answers to those questions and many more. With information on Irish history, mythology, and culture, you'll be able to go on and on about anything and everything about The Old Sod.

Why Do People Kiss the Blarney Stone?

by Amy Hackney Blackwell Ryan Hackney

Fáilte! Brew yourself a cuppa and settle in to discover...Why Do People Kiss the Blarney Stone? It's the closest you can feel to the Emerald Isle without boarding a plane! You'll tickle your noggin with spirited questions, including: How did a white bull start a war? What is Brian Boru's connection to Guinness? Why was 1847 known as Black '47? Where does peat come from? What's so special about the Book of Kells? This terrific little tome provides the answers to those questions and many more. With information on Irish history, mythology, and culture, you'll be able to go on and on about anything and everything about The Old Sod.

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