The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People - John Kelly

The Irish Potato Famine took the lives of thousands, caused a mass migration, and fueled a revolution. But how did it happen? John Kelly's The Graves Are Walking explores the period of the famine, the savage political climate and the brutal racism, that made such an event possible. Kelly's writing is swift and aggressive as it analyses how science was leaping forward discoveries but not practice as bacteria allowed the British to nearly destroy a people. Kelly unflinchingly examines how the Irish/ British class has shaped our world and what events as devastating as this have done to our perception of being human.

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$22.99
ISBN: 9781250032171
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Published: Picador - July 23rd, 2013