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Grace O'Malley

by Anne Chambers | 21 September 2018
Synopsis
The timely 40th anniversary reissue of the definitive biography of Ireland's pirate queen. When Baptista Boazio published his world map in 1612, Grace O'Malley was the only woman of power represented. Forty years ago, Anne Chambers' groundbreaking biography put Grace O'Malley on the map again when it became a milestone in Irish publishing and the catalyst for her restoration to political, social and maritime history and in schools' curricula. This international bestselling biography draws in Ireland's great pirate queen from the vagueness of myth and legend and presents the historical reality of one of the world's most extraordinary female leaders. This handsome new hardback edition brings Grace O'Malley's story to a new era awakened to the once-forgotten female voices of history. Praise for Granuaile 'A superbly researched work.it salvages the 16th century Mistress of the Western Waves from the rather frivolous folklore which surrounds her.' Irish Times 'While Granuaile is a well-established legendary figure it was left to Ms Chambers to present us with a historical reality which is equally if not more compelling than the legend.' Sunday Tribune 'Chambers has founded an international interest in a woman who was centuries ahead of her time.a woman once air-brushed out of history but now re-born largely because of Anne Chamber' dedication to her legacy.' Connaught Telegraph 'This book should be available in every history classroom.' Cork Examiner 'The book reaches out and draws Granuaile in from the vagueness. It presents us with a person - an incredible person - but a person who was part of factual history.' Ireland's Own 'Anyone who has tried to find any substantial information on Grace O'Malley will know that a book on this subject has long been needed. Ms Chambers has filled that gap with what will remain the standard work on Granuaile for some time.' The Irish Post 'It is not an easy task to write a book which the scholar must read by necessity and the general reader will enjoy. Ms Chambers has achieved this goal.' Ireland of the Welcomes 'Anne Chambers is one of the rare exceptions. She has that quality rare in historians of seeing, feeling and understanding the period she writes about as if she were a contemporary.' Irish Independent. 'Long before the internet, social media and celebrity news, Grace O'Malley came to personify in the hearts of Irishmen and Irishwomen the very spirit of a Nation. Her bravery on land and sea were far larger than the gender norms of her day. Her story speaks to our future as much as our past. She was some woman for one woman.' Martin O'Malley, former Governor, Maryland, USA 'This anniversary edition of the factual story of Ireland's great female pioneer and leader by land and sea, Grace O'Malley, puts into perspective the achievements of a woman who can truly claim to have been 400 years before her time. When one considers the current global focus on gender equality that has developed recently in almost every aspect of life, Anne Chambers' biography, first published in 1979, can also claim to be as innovative as its subject.' Enda Kenny, former Taoiseach of Ireland 'Grace O'Malley has always inspired students. Thanks to the work of Anne Chambers in restoring her to historical record her story lives on and resonates even more today. Grace O'Malley shines as a lively and inspirational role-model for women in the 21st century. This biography will continue as an invaluable source in the classroom for the study of one of the key figures from the world of the old Gaelic order.' Deirdre Mac Mathuna, President, History Teachers Association of Ireland. 'For generations O'Malley's worldwide have been interested in the 'legend' of their famous ancestor, Granuaile. Many thought she was merely a mythical character. However with the publication in 1979 of her definitive biography by Anne Chambers the facts and extent of this extraordinary woman, hitherto airbrushed from historical record, were revealed. Chambers' biography established Grace O' Malley as the iconic female leader she was, an inspiration, not only to O'Malleys, but to women everywhere.' Ellen O'Malley-Dunlop, Guardian Chieftain O'Malley Clan
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Synopsis
The timely 40th anniversary reissue of the definitive biography of Ireland's pirate queen. When Baptista Boazio published his world map in 1612, Grace O'Malley was the only woman of power represented. Forty years ago, Anne Chambers' groundbreaking biography put Grace O'Malley on the map again when it became a milestone in Irish publishing and the catalyst for her restoration to political, social and maritime history and in schools' curricula. This international bestselling biography draws in Ireland's great pirate queen from the vagueness of myth and legend and presents the historical reality of one of the world's most extraordinary female leaders. This handsome new hardback edition brings Grace O'Malley's story to a new era awakened to the once-forgotten female voices of history. Praise for Granuaile 'A superbly researched work.it salvages the 16th century Mistress of the Western Waves from the rather frivolous folklore which surrounds her.' Irish Times 'While Granuaile is a well-established legendary figure it was left to Ms Chambers to present us with a historical reality which is equally if not more compelling than the legend.' Sunday Tribune 'Chambers has founded an international interest in a woman who was centuries ahead of her time.a woman once air-brushed out of history but now re-born largely because of Anne Chamber' dedication to her legacy.' Connaught Telegraph 'This book should be available in every history classroom.' Cork Examiner 'The book reaches out and draws Granuaile in from the vagueness. It presents us with a person - an incredible person - but a person who was part of factual history.' Ireland's Own 'Anyone who has tried to find any substantial information on Grace O'Malley will know that a book on this subject has long been needed. Ms Chambers has filled that gap with what will remain the standard work on Granuaile for some time.' The Irish Post 'It is not an easy task to write a book which the scholar must read by necessity and the general reader will enjoy. Ms Chambers has achieved this goal.' Ireland of the Welcomes 'Anne Chambers is one of the rare exceptions. She has that quality rare in historians of seeing, feeling and understanding the period she writes about as if she were a contemporary.' Irish Independent. 'Long before the internet, social media and celebrity news, Grace O'Malley came to personify in the hearts of Irishmen and Irishwomen the very spirit of a Nation. Her bravery on land and sea were far larger than the gender norms of her day. Her story speaks to our future as much as our past. She was some woman for one woman.' Martin O'Malley, former Governor, Maryland, USA 'This anniversary edition of the factual story of Ireland's great female pioneer and leader by land and sea, Grace O'Malley, puts into perspective the achievements of a woman who can truly claim to have been 400 years before her time. When one considers the current global focus on gender equality that has developed recently in almost every aspect of life, Anne Chambers' biography, first published in 1979, can also claim to be as innovative as its subject.' Enda Kenny, former Taoiseach of Ireland 'Grace O'Malley has always inspired students. Thanks to the work of Anne Chambers in restoring her to historical record her story lives on and resonates even more today. Grace O'Malley shines as a lively and inspirational role-model for women in the 21st century. This biography will continue as an invaluable source in the classroom for the study of one of the key figures from the world of the old Gaelic order.' Deirdre Mac Mathuna, President, History Teachers Association of Ireland. 'For generations O'Malley's worldwide have been interested in the 'legend' of their famous ancestor, Granuaile. Many thought she was merely a mythical character. However with the publication in 1979 of her definitive biography by Anne Chambers the facts and extent of this extraordinary woman, hitherto airbrushed from historical record, were revealed. Chambers' biography established Grace O' Malley as the iconic female leader she was, an inspiration, not only to O'Malleys, but to women everywhere.' Ellen O'Malley-Dunlop, Guardian Chieftain O'Malley Clan
€16.99
50 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 2-5 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780717183494
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 21/09/2018
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, Military History, All, Books, History and Politics, Irish History, General Irish History
No. of Pages - 224
Weight - 500
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 22
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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