Dictionary of Irish Biography 9 Volume Set: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2002

Published in collaboration with the Royal Irish Academy, the Dictionary of Irish Biography is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical reference work available both in print and online for Ireland. From James Ussher to James Joyce, St Patrick to Patrick Pearse, St Brigit to Maud Gonne MacBride, Maria Edgeworth to Elizabeth Bowen, Edward Carson to Bobby Sands, this indispensable resource outlines the careers at home and overseas of prominent men and women born in Ireland, north and south, and the noteworthy Irish careers of those born outside Ireland. Distinctive features of the Dictionary include the particular attention paid to outstanding women who have previously been overlooked and its broad coverage of the modern period. * 9 volumes, over 9,000 entries, covering 9,700 lives, ranging from the earliest times to 2002 * Biographical subjects include: artists, scientists, lawyers, actors, musicians, writers, politicians, criminals, and saints * Compiled by 700 expert advisors and contributors * Articles range from 200 to 15,000 words, from fascinating short summaries to detailed assessments.