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  • Black Potatoes

  • The Story of the Great Irish Famine
  • By: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
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In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people. Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again. These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease and two million more fled their homeland.

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  • Just the facts

  • By Tina on 05-04-12

amazing

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Reviewed: 11-30-18

it is a very good book that is not that long but very informative and with the story's imbeded in the book it is truly amazing how well they tell the story. I would recomend it to everyone.