Here is a wide-ranging, unique, and personal view of the evolution of modern Ireland over three-and-a-half centuries. Lively biographical footnotes add a further dimension to the text.
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R. F. Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford. His books include The Irish Story and W. B. Yeats: A Life.From Library Journal:
Foster's previous books, on Lord Randolph Churchill and Charles Parnell, established his reputation as a fine political biographer. He now turns his attention to a wider subject--the sweep of Irish history from the English intrusion of late Elizabethan times onward--with considerable success. Foster cuts through the Gordian knot of myriad complex issues to give his reader a solid feel for the key factors that have made modern Ireland. Anyone who wants to understand Ireland as it now is must know it as it has been, and that is what Foster does for his audience. For both academic and public collections.
- James A. Casada, Winthrop Coll., Rock Hill, S.C.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140125108