This pocket-sized text from the "New Horizons" series examines the Irish famine of 1845-1850, during which over one million of the Irish population died in a crop failure unprecedented in the history of modern Europe. Dependency on the potato as the main source of food brought widespread starvation and disease throughout Ireland and was followed by a mass emigration to Britain, North America, Canada and Australia. This book is published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the famine.

The Irish Famine 1995, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780810928954

Trade paperback

The Irish Famine 1995, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500300572