Dermot Bolger

Dermot Bolger

Fine study of Ireland’s zealous reformer

Fine study of Ireland’s zealous reformer

TK Whitaker Portrait of a Patriot By Anne Chambers Doubleday Ireland, €29 Four-fifths of Ir...

Watch the birdies in the North

Watch the birdies in the North

Take in a round of golf in Rory McIlroy's back garden, writes Dermot Bolger.

Taut thriller looking back at life during wartime

Taut thriller looking back at life during wartime

Echobeat. By Joe Joyce. Liberties Press, €15. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.

Funny old games: a social history

Funny old games: a social history

Sport in Ireland 1600-1840. By James Kelly. Four Courts Press, €39.95. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.

How Hitler's generals ignored orders and spared Paris

How Hitler's generals ignored orders and spared Paris

Disobeying Hitler German Resistance in the Last Year of WWII By Randall Hansen Faber & Faber, €31.50

Ambushed by a discreetly disconcerting poet

Ambushed by a discreetly disconcerting poet

Fire Songs By David Harsent Faber & Faber, €16.35

A rural community that resisted Vichy's viciousness

A rural community that resisted Vichy's viciousness

Village of Secrets Defying the Nazis in Vichy France. By Caroline Moorehead. Chatto & Windus, €19. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.

Masterly analysis of a little piece of Dublin

Masterly analysis of a little piece of Dublin

The Island Imagined by the Sea: A History of Bull Island By Kieran McNally Liffey Press, Euro 16.95

What happened after the happy ever after

What happened after the happy ever after

Remember Me Like This. By Bret Anthony Johnston. Two Roads/Hodder, €22.65. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.

Quiet words that reflect the universal experience of conflict

Quiet words that reflect the universal experience of conflict

Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting and Other Poems. By Kevin Powers. Sceptre, €16.35. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.

Casualties of war pile up in a harrowing collection of stories

Casualties of war pile up in a harrowing collection of stories

Redeployment. By Phil Klay. Canongate, €18.90. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.

Informative account of Ireland during WWII

Informative account of Ireland during WWII

Ireland During the Second World War: Farewell to Plato's Cave. By Bryce Evans. Manchester University Press, €88.20. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.

Analysing the repercussions of what didn't happen next

Analysing the repercussions of what didn't happen next

Altered Pasts Counterfactuals in History. By Richard J Evans. Little, Brown, €25.20. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.

Conflict and class war among the mountains in WWII

Conflict and class war among the mountains in WWII

In the Light of Morning. By Tim Pears Heinemann, €22.65. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.

Fascinating and detailed study of a perennially voiceless people

Fascinating and detailed study of a perennially voiceless people

I Met Lucky People. The Story of the Romani Gypsies. By Yaron Matras Allen Lane, €25.20. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.