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:
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?
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?
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."
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.
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!
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.