Boston has evolved with more of a charge than a crawl in the past forty years. And the larger society has not lagged either in terms of cultural and technological changes.

In Things Change, Gerald Reilly's 35mm black and white photographs from the 1970s contrast informatively with his daughter Alanna's digital iPhone images of Boston today.



Irish Lives and Times, The Famine Years, is an anthology of articles and advertisements recreated from the newspapers of the day during the famine years of 1845 to 1852. The stories depict real events and real people in mid-19th century real time.

The characters that make up these stories, and the authors, endured together the outrages, the famine and the disease that made daily existence in Ireland as terrible and awful as Europe had ever seen.



The Easter Rebellion, set against the background of World War I, triggers a revolution in Irish politics.

Irish Lives and Times, The Easter Rebellion and the Rise of Sinn Fein, is an anthology of selected newspaper articles from April 24, 1916 to December 30, 1918. It is a day-to-day narrative of life in Ireland when English oppression and Irish republicanism collide and put in peril the integrity of the United Kingdom.



As the Paris Peace Conference opens, the Dail Eireann, in Dublin, adopts a Declaration of Independence from Great Britain, and, in Tipperary, Irish volunteers murder two constables.

Irish Lives and Times, The War of Independence, is an anthology of selected newspaper articles from January 20, 1919 to March 20, 1920 that reveals the daily record as Ireland lurches violently towards nationhood and freedom.



Irish Lives and Times, the War of Independence, Part Two is an anthology of articles from Irish newspapers from March 20, 1920 to July 12, 1921.

This anthology begins with the murder of the Lord Mayor of Cork, Thomas MacCurtain by armed and disguised men, in the middle of the night, and, the introduction into Ireland of a special force of the Royal Irish Constabulary, that was made up of ex-British soldiers and sailors, who became known as the "Black and Tans."



In 1775 the colonists demanded liberty from Great Britain, not independence. However, increasing British measures to subdue the Americans, and the publication of Thomas Paine's pamphlet "Common Sense", changed the argument to one of total separation from England, and, in July, 1776, independence was declared.

This anthology follows the story of the people, places and battles of American history as that history was being made.



The American strategy had been to engage and harass the enemy, and then retreat to fight another day. At King's Mountain, in 1780, the British were defeated and retreated, and in their turn became the hunted.

And Benjamin Franklin's diplomacy with France provided critical support that allowed George Washington to trap Cornwallis in York Town.

This book engages the reader as a witness to events of the day as they unfolded.

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