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About meMy father, John Whyte (1928-1990), kept records of every book he read; and up to the mid-1960s, wrote mini-reviews of them as well. This catalogue is my effort to preserve his notes, written at the time of reading (so several decades ago).

He was himself the author of Interpreting Northern Ireland (1991); Catholics in Western Democracies: A Study in Political Behaviour (1981); Church and State in Modern Ireland, 1923-1979 (1980); and The Independent Irish Party,1850-9 (1958), as well as numerous other papers on Irish history and politics.

About my libraryMy father noted at least the name of every book he read. If I have tagged the book "unreviewed", then that is all he did. If he did write notes, but I have have not yet begune to transcribe them, the book is tagged "notes not yet transcribed". Sometimes his notes were rather more extensive than my own interest in the book's subject matter, and there I have tended to transcribe only his concluding paragraph which gives his overall feeling about the book, with the tag "notes partially transcribed". If the book is tagged "notes fully transcribed" then I've put it all on-line.

My philosophy has been to transcribe only his notes on books which other Library Thing users have catalogues, unless I found them of particular interest (eg "The Next generation", by J.F. Maguire).

There are ten volumes of notebooks; I am currently finishing Volume II.


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