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The Killing of Major Denis Mahon

by Peter Duffy

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REVIEW OF UNCORRECTED READER'S PROOF: This took me a while to get through because it is a very dense read, but I was shocked by how little I really knew about the Irish potato famine. Duffy obviously researched the incident related in the book and the events surrounding it very thoroughly and quoted many of the participants directly from pieces of correspondence, etc.

Even though this was an uncorrected proof, I found only a handful of typographical errors in it. I wonder if some of the passages will be broken up a bit for readability's sake in the final version.

For non-fiction readers, those with an interest in Irish history or this time period in the UK in general, I would recommend this book when it comes out (I believe that will be October 2007). ( )
  missylc | Sep 21, 2007 |
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At the height of the Irish Famine, now considered the greatest social disaster to strike nineteenth-century Europe, Anglo-Irish landlord Major Denis Mahon was assassinated as he drove his carriage through his property in County Roscommon. Mahon had already removed 3,000 of his 12,000 starving tenants by offering some passage to America aboard disease-ridden "coffin ships," giving others a pound or two to leave peaceably, and sending the sheriff to evict the rest. His murder sparked a sensation and drove many of the world's most powerful leaders, from the queen of England to the pope, to debate its meaning. Now, for the first time, award-winning journalist Peter Duffy tells the story of this assassination and its connection to the cataclysm that would forever change Ireland and America.

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A narrative account of the nineteenth-century assassination of an Anglo-Irish landlord whose demise occurred at the height of the Great Irish Famine evaluates Mahon's possible role in the sufferings of his tenants and draws on the observations of powerful period leaders.… (more)

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