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The Killing of Major Denis Mahon

A Mystery of Old Ireland

Published by Harper .
Written in English

About the Book

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. - Publisher.

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Open Library
OL7282832M
Internet Archive
killingofmajorde0000duff
ISBN 10
0060840501
ISBN 13
9780060840501
OCLC/WorldCat
148887326
Library Thing
3347570
Goodreads
2015671
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