HardCover Pub Date: November 2003 Pages: 352 in Publisher: Palgrave New York Ireland entered the twentieth century savaged the memories of the famine but inspired by poverty and by the Celtic Dawn a remarkable cultural renaissance led by Yeats. Synge and Lady Gregory. She left it in the era of the Celtic Tiger. with unparalleled prosperity and a new. confident. outward-looking view of herself and the world - although this prosperity and self-confidence is now giving way to uncertainty. In the intervening hundred years. Ireland has experienced more 'history' than almost any other country: beginning under the itish crown. she was racked by revolution. the Anglo-Irish war. partition and civil conflict. Led by towering figures such as Michael Collins and De Valkera. she has suffered terrible hardships and disputes but has nevertheless provided illiant cultural and literary examp...
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Tim Pat Coogan's biographies of Michael Collins and DeValera and his studies of the IRA, the Troubles and the Irish Diaspora have transformed our understanding of contemporary Ireland, and all have been massive bestsellers. Now he has produced a major history of Ireland in the twentieth century. Covering both South and North and dealing with cultural and social history as well as political, this enthralling work will become the definitive single-volume account of the making of modern IrelandReview:
"Well written, very readable and presented in a direct, judgmental style peppered with fine anecdotes A tour de force" ( Ireland on Sunday)
"Articulate, eloquent, romantic and wonderfully self-deprecating The book oozes what Yeats once called "an indomitable Irishry"." ( Scotland on Sunday)
"The book's vast subject is handled smoothly, while imbued throughout with the author's own distinctive viewpoint." ( Irish Times)
"A journey into our own psyche... Tim Pat Coogan has dug, Heaney-like, into the past while opening doors to faraway places" (Frank McCourt)
"It is the result of great energy, imagination and painstaking detective work... It is a big book on a big topic. Don't just read it. Buy it and reread it" ( Irish Times)
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Book Description Palgrave New York, London, 2003. Cloth, d.j. Book Condition: New. 0091794277 862 pages. A new unread copy. U.S. orders are shipped from our Lewiston, New York location. Bookseller Inventory # 034979