"Ó GrÁda has for a number of years been recognized as the leading economic historian of the Irish Famine. This book will immediately be seen as by far the best economic history ever published on the subject, and will remain for decades the best place to start if you want to read something about the Famine. It combines clear, sound economic reasoning with an interdisciplinary approach and an accessible writing style."--Timothy W. Guinnane, Yale University "This book is a gem of comparative history on the subject of the Great Irish Famine. It displays a knowledge that is at once deep and broad. The author's comparison of Ireland to other societies is particularly apposite, revealing the fact that he is not just the leading economic historian of his own country but also an expert scholar of global history."--Joel Mokyr, Northwestern UniversityÓ Gráda, Cormac is the author of 'Black '47 and Beyond The Great Irish Famine in History, Economy, and Memory', published 2000 under ISBN 9780691070155 and ISBN 0691070156.