The Irish Aboard the Titanic


Phillip Gowan

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I finally have details (for anyone in the United States) as to how to order copies of the just released book "THE IRISH ABOARD THE TITANIC" by Senan Molony--and avoid the international shipping costs from Ireland. If you want details contact me privately at:

[email protected]
 
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Graeme Murphy

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Hi Phillip

I live in Ireland and I have been looking forward to Senan's book since I heard of its release a few months back. Problem is, today is meant to be the publication date (as far as I know) and no book stores here seem to have heard of it or appear to be getting it in stock! Do you have any details of an ISBN number?

Sincerely

Graeme Murphy
 

Senan Molony

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Graeme, hello:

The book will be widely available from this weekend, beginning May 19 next.

The ISBN is 0-86327-805-1.

Only advance copies have hitherto been available.

It will set you back a penny off 17 of our useless, Euro-linked lousy Punts. Should you choose to buy of course.

I think you'll get a lot of reading (and 95 pix) if you do opt to part with that amount.

Regards,

Senan
 
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Graeme Murphy

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Dear Senan

Of course I will be buying your book! I've waited too long now not to buy it! I take the advance copies you mentioned are for collaborators, etc?

Well, my best luck to you; I am sure I won't be disappointed on Friday.

Sincerely

Graeme
 
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Eamonn Bradley

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Hello Senan

Is the Irish book available up in Belfast from May 19?

Sincerely

Eamonn Bradley
 
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Neil Beggs

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Hi all.

It seems that it is all Irish people seeming to be on the message board here at the minute in anticipation of the Irish book's release.

I am no exception to everybody else here who can't wait to get a copy of the book but, at the moment, it seems I won't be! I don't know if anybody else has encountered the problems I have in trying to obtain a copy. I have been to countless stores around Co Antrim and Co Down enquiring about the book. None of them have heard of the book or have any forthcoming publications of that description on their files. I just keep getting the same reply -- 'come back next month'.

What's the craic? Should I go straight to the top and order a copy from Wolfhound directly?

Good luck, Senan

Neil Beggs, County Down
 
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Elaine Barnes

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Hi Senan!
When you said that the book would be "widely available" on the 19th of May, does that also mean here in the U.S.?
Sincerely,
Elaine
 

Phillip Gowan

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Elaine,
The book will only be available in Ireland. Contact me privately and I'll give you info on getting a copy in the US without having to pay international postage.

[email protected]

Phillip Gowan
 
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Elaine Barnes

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Hi, Philip!

Thanks for the info. I'll be getting that right out to you.
Sincerely,

Elaine
 

Senan Molony

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It ain't available in the US, but anyone in the world can order by emailing:

[email protected]

and supplying things like credit card number, preferably valid and not that of some Ecuadorean diplomat, your name (for the FBI to arrest you in connection with diplomatic complaint), your address, your attorney's address etc...

They will charge a fluid price based on exchange rate on the day. Expect to pay $25 plus whatever the postage will be - and the book weighs three-quarters of a kilo, so be warned.

As for availability, keep the faith. It will get out to a store near you, I promise. Otherwise email wolfhound or ring them on 353-1-8740354.

First, and thus far only, editorial comment on "The Irish Aboard Titanic":

First editorial comment on the book was published today -

"The wealth of detail and sheer scope of research is staggering."

- Fiona Ryan, IRELAND ON SUNDAY
May 21, 2000
 

Inger Sheil

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Now that the make-a-quick-buck books from the movie have fallen by the wayside, and trash such as Gardiner's The Ship that Never Sank is rotting in bargain bins, we're starting to see the gems emerge - titles like those we saw pre-movie, and which were swamped by the slim, superficial titles in the wake of the Cameron movie. There were some, like Belfast's Own, which bucked the trend, the existence of which gave hope that better titles might be on the way.

A few days ago, a title arrived in my post that has held me completely enthralled as no other has in recent memory. This is a milestone work, and is to be begged, borrowed or stolen at all costs. The Irish Aboard the Titanic, ISBN#0-86327-805-1. There aren't too many copies outside Ireland at the moment, but that looks set to change as the talk is already of a second edition.

Malony breathes life into names that are familiar, and perhaps overfamiliar, to those who cut their teeth on books such as ANTR - Gilnagh, Mullens, Farrell, Buckley. The same material has been repeated ever since, and the edge has been worn off into a smooth blandness. TIATI restores that razor keen edge to their experiences.

More than that, the other names on the crew and passenger lists, have once again had their individuality restored. What ET does on the net for passengers, Malony does in print for this identifiable group aboard the ship. The best works emerging are those which concentrate on a specific area or group, and this is one of them.

It works as a sociolgocial study, a look at how groups react in crisis, an examination of factors such as race, religion and gender. It also works as a superb biographical cross section of an age.

Malony's style is clear, concise, sharply perceptive and terribly poignant. No wailing and gnashing of teeth, but a beautifully dignified and elegant tribute (without being at all stylised) to those Irish aboard who lived, and those who died.

Highly recommended.
 
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Elaine Barnes

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Hello, Everyone
I just finished "reading" TIAT, if you can call it that. This book, to me, was to be read slowly, so the different people don't blend together. With so many Kate's, Pat's and Bridgit's aboard, you can get confused as to who did what.
This is a book that I know I will be studying for a while to come.
I never realized just how many Irishmen and ladies there were aboard and how many perished!
Thank you, Mr. Malony for a wonderful book!
Sincerely Yours,
Elaine Barnes
 
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allison woods

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I haven't heard of this so can u tell me where i can get a copy and how much will it cost.
 
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MARKBRAY

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THE BOOK IS FOR SALE ON AMAZON.COM AND ON BARNES & NOBLES.COM. I DO NOT KNOW HOW MUCH IT COSTS ON AMAZON.COM, BUT ON B&N IT COSTS $15.99...SO THE PRICE IS PROBABLY THE SAME ON AMAZON. ALSO, WHEN YOU GO TO THE MAIN PAGE OF ENCYCLOPEDIA TITANICA THERE IS INFORMATION THERE.

MARK
 

Mike Herbold

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Molony's excellent Irish perspective continues the trend started by Alan Hustak (Canadians) and Per Christan Sebak (Norwegians) in well-researched books with a particular ethnic focus. It's refreshing to learn something new about so many passengers on the Titanic. After reading this book for the first time, I now intend to go back through it very slowly with notebook in hand for a second reading.
 
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Does anyone know if Senan's book has much in it about the Irish woman Anna Kelly? She seems to have been severely traumatized by the disaster, and purportedly became a nun . . . I'm curious whether she might be a candidate for addition to the "Survivors' Suicide" conversation.
 

Phillip Gowan

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Joe,
There is a good chapter about her with a photo in nun's habit from her later years. I corresponded with members of her family in Illinois who did not indicate that she showed many outward manifestations resulting from the ordeal. There was a "Daniel Kelly" who left several messages on ET sometime ago claiming to be her great-nephew and stating that she would never talk about the Titanic because she was so traumatized. However, her niece advised me that there is no such relative in the family and after an initial contact with me, he stopped responding. Her niece disputed "Daniel's" allegations saying that her aunt was a very happy woman in later years.

Phillip
 

Mike Herbold

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Senan Molony will be happy to know that his book is already a good investment. eBay # 452-773-192 offering one copy of "The Irish Aboard Titanic" is already up to $38.50 with a week to go yet. It's advertised as "Not Available in U.S." My copy autographed by Senan and Phil Gowan must be worth a small fortune already.
 
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I am so happy for Senan, but it does make it hard for folks picking up books ot try to learn. But I have heard nothing but praise for Senan's work. Kudos Senan! Maureen.
 

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