Tim Pat Coogan is Ireland's best known historian and the author of numerous important works on Irish history, includingMICHAEL COLLINS AND THE IRA, published to wide acclaim. The former editor of The Irish Press, he lives in Dublin, Ireland.
During a Biblical seven years in the middle of the 19th century, Ireland experienced the worst disaster a nation could suffer. Fully a quarter of its citizens either perished from starvation or emigrated. In this grand, sweeping narrative, Ireland''s best-known historian, Tim Pat Coogan, gives a fresh and comprehensive account of one of the darkest chapters in world history.