Paperback Books by David Fitzpatrick

David Fitzpatrick is the author of Running Wild Anthology of Stories (2022), Running Wild Anthology of Stories: Volume 6 (2022), The Americanisation of Ireland (2019), Sharp (2012) and other 10 books.

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Running Wild Anthology of Stories

release date: Oct 12, 2022
Running Wild Anthology of Stories
Featuring fantastic stories by the likes of Jonathan Maberry and David Fitzpatrick, Running Wild Anthology of Stories, Volume 6 will blow your mind.

Running Wild Anthology of Stories: Volume 6

release date: Oct 12, 2022

The Americanisation of Ireland

release date: Oct 31, 2019
The Americanisation of Ireland
Irish emigration to America is one of the clichés of modern Irish history; much less familiar is the reverse process. Who were the people who chose to return to Ireland? What motivated them? And what effect did this have on Irish society? While many European countries were more or less Americanised in this period, the Irish case was unique as so many Irish families had members in America. The most powerful agency for Americanisation, therefore, was not popular culture but circumstantial knowledge and personal contact. David Fitzpatrick demonstrates the often unexpected ways in which the reverse effects of emigration remoulded Irish society, balancing ground-breaking demographic research with fascinating accounts of individual experiences to assemble a vivid picture of this changing Irish society. He explores the transformative impact of reverse migration from America to post-Famine Ireland, and offers many and surprising insights into Ireland''s growing population of American-born residents.

Sharp

release date: Aug 21, 2012
Sharp
David Fitzpatrick’s Sharp is an extraordinary memoir—a fascinating, disturbing look into the mind of a man who, in his early 20s, began cutting himself due to a severe mental illness. A beautifully written treatment of a powerful subject, Fitzpatrick—whose symptoms included extreme depression and self-mutilation—writes movingly and honestly about his affliction and inspires readers with his courage, joining the literary ranks of Terri Cheney (Manic), Augusten Burroughs (Running with Scissors), Marya Hornbacher (Wasted), and Susanna Kaysen (Girl, Interrupted). “A harrowing journey from self-destructive psychosis to a cautious re-emergence into the flickering sunshine of the sane world….Fitzpatrick writes about mental illness with the unsparing intensity of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton but also with the hard-won self-knowledge of William Styron, Kay Jamison, and other chroniclers of disease, recovery, and management…. A must read, remarkably told.” —Wally Lamb, author of I Know This Much is True

Descendancy

release date: Nov 27, 2014
Descendancy
Compelling account of Protestant loss of power and self-confidence in Ireland since 1795, illustrating how ''descendancy'' was experienced and perceived.

Harry Boland's Irish Revolution

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Harry Boland's Irish Revolution
Along with his close comrades Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera, Harry Boland (1887-1922) was probably the most influential Irish revolutionary between 1917 and 1922. His sway extended to almost every aspect of republican activity. Already prominent as a hurler before 1916, he was convicted and imprisoned after an energetic Easter Week. He subsequently became Honorary Secretary of Sinn Fein, T.D. for South Roscommon in the First Dail, President of the Irish Republican Brotherhood''s Supreme Council, and a republican envoy in the United States between May 1919 and December 1921. He broke with Collins over the Treaty, but became the chief intermediary between the factions. Early in the Civil War, however, he was killed by National army officers in the Grand Hotel, Skerries. Boland''s influence was the product of charm, gregariousness, wit, and ruthlessness. After his rebel father''s early death, Boland''s mother raised him in a spirit of intransigent hostility to Britain. Yet he was also stylish, cosmopolitan, and humane. His celebrated contest with Collins for the love of Kitty Kiernan is perhaps the most intriguing of all Irish political romances. Attractive yet elusive, his personality helped shape the Irish revolution. David Fitzpatrick''s biography draws upon documents in Irish, British, and American archives, including his American diaries and thousands of letters to, from, and about Boland. Extensive use has been made of family papers and de Valera''s vast archive on the Irish campaign in America. These and other recently released documents illuminate the inner workings of Irish republicanism, and the critical importance of brotherhood in the revolution. As an old-fashioned republican and advocate of ''physical force'', Boland is still venerated as a martyr by revolutionary republicans. Yet, in his conduct, he practised the ambiguities associated with Sinn Fein in today''s Northern Ireland. Doctrine was subordinated to the twin quests for republican unity and political supremacy, entailing reiterated compromise, systematic duplicity, and mastery of propagandist techniques. If his outlook seems archaic, his practice was astonishingly modern. Harry Boland was a forerunner for Adams and McGuinness. -- Publisher description.

Ernest Blythe in Ulster

release date: Oct 31, 2018
Ernest Blythe in Ulster
Ernest Blythe (1889-1975) was a central figure in the Irish revolution and the first decade of the Irish Free State. He was a leading republican organiser before 1916, a Dáil minister from 1919, and a controversial member of Cosgrave''s executive council, becoming vice-president after the murder of O''Higgins. He was widely regarded with interest and sometimes suspicion because of his Protestant and unionist background, a rarity in modern Irish republicanism. His judgements and opinions were typically intelligent and well-informed as well as unconventional. This project originated in David Fitzpatrick''s discovery that Blythe, already a leading member of the IRB, joined the Orange Order while reporting for a unionist newspaper in County Down (1909-13). Had that fact become known, Blythe''s political ambitions would have been dashed. Nowhere in his writings does he allude to this episode, though he indicated clearly his need to lead ''a double life'' in the sense of appearing all things to all men. Blythe''s account of his ''double life'' is utterly inadequate. This book unveils the reality of his double life in Ulster, explains how it may have originated, and relates this episode to his subsequent views on partition, Ulster, and Fascism. Blythe may be regarded as a double agent, who sought to enlighten republicans about unionism, and unionists about Irish nationality. More broadly, the book uncovers important affinities between militant republicanism and unionism, especially during the pre-war crisis over Home Rule, when Ulster loyalists seemed the group best prepared and most likely to initiate an armed revolution in Ireland.

The Medical Manager

release date: Nov 01, 2008
The Medical Manager
Knowledge about medical office procedures is combined with program knowledge to teach the "why" behind the "how of the Medical Manager software. This new Student Edition provides a step-by-step approach to familiarizing learners with computerized account management.

Politics and Irish Life, 1913-1921

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Politics and Irish Life, 1913-1921
Originally published in 1977 this book was the first to examine the political experience of Irish people during the years of turmoil preceding independence. Centering on County Clare, the author draws upon personal recollections as well as numerous public and private archives, offering a unique survey of the social context in which the Irish revolution was forged.

The Two Irelands, 1912-1939

release date: Jan 01, 1998
The Two Irelands, 1912-1939
The partition of Ireland created two states embodying rival ideologies and representing two hostile peoples. Despite their mutual antagonism, nationalist and Unionist revolutionaries actually had much in common: both rebelled against British authority; both relied on fraternal solidarity; both faced civil wars once they had secured local power; and, once in control, both proved intolerant of minorities and dissent. David Fitzpatrick''s narrative begins with the Government of Ireland Bill of 1912 and closes with the imposition of the Emergency Powers Act in 1939. This is the first sustained integration of the political history of the two Irelands in the era of revolution and partition.

The Other Ireland

release date: May 01, 2019

Energy Dissipation in Clays Beneath Moving Rigid Wheels

Irish Emigration, 1801-1921

release date: Jan 01, 1990
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