I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

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Göring’s Man

The postwar networks of the Nazi art plunderers and their facilitators

Russian Myths

Vasily Grossman and the narrative of the Great Patriotic War

A Gallic Potpourri

An idiosyncratic history of France from a skilled storyteller

Following Henry Joy

The life and death of a martyr for revolutionary secular republicanism

Huguenot Voices

Diaries and memoirs of French Protestant refugees in Ireland

Radical Dissenter

William Drennan, radical Protestant and backer of Catholic Emancipation

A Voracious Reader

Peering into Stalin’s soul from the scribbles in the margins of his books

What Spies Do

Sean Bourke and the springing from jail of Russian agent George Blake

A Revolutionary’s Life

An affectionate portrait of Ernie O’Malley in war and in exile

On the Brink

Breaking away from the empire: the dilemma of the 1921 Treaty negotiators