Contains brief biographies of some 1,700 noteworthy and lesser-known Irish men and women of the period from 400 AD to the present, covering figures of literary, cultural, political, and sociological note. This third edition contains b&w photos and illustrations for the first time. Useful as a reference for teachers, librarians, and those interested in Irish history and culture. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Henry Boylan has had a distinguished career as a public servant and man of letters. In all, he has devoted over twenty-five years' work to the 'Dictionary of Irish Biography'.From Library Journal:
This is the third of what now looks to be a once-per-decade revision of a useful reference tool. The first edition appeared in 1978, 100 years after Alfred Webb's A Compendium of Irish Biography (1878) and 50 years after John S. Crone's A Concise Dictionary of Irish Biography (1928). Meant to follow in their illustrious footsteps, this book?which contains nearly 1700 biographies, with 150 photographs?includes no living figures. "Irishness" is loosely defined as "being involved in the Irish situation," as wittily noted by Conor Cruise O'Brien in the preface. Although the first two editions did not include photographs, and Boylan has been scrupulous about adding outstanding Irish figures who have died since the last edition, libraries already owning one of the first two probably don't need this third edition. Most of the entries will also be in other, broader biographical tools, and patrons might prefer a text that includes famous living Irish. A good first purchase for general collections or for those that must be up-to-date.?Shelley Cox, Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale
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