Ireland In The 20th Century

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Random House, Dec 1, 2009 - History - 896 pages
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Ireland's bestselling popular historian tells the story of contemporary Ireland - controversial, authoritative and highly readable. 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 Ireland.
 

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Contents

Chapter Two Aftermath and Civil
60
Chapter Three From Blood to BookKeeping
142
Chapter Four Ourselves Very Much Alone
230
A Body Impolitic
298
Chapter Six Republicans Fall and Rise Croziers Fall
326
The WindowOpener
419
Chapter Eight The Green Flickers Out The Orange Ignites
459
Chapter Nine Decade of Dissension
511
Chapter Ten Paisley the Parliamentarian
544
Chapter Eleven Sinn Féin Reemerges
649
Chapter Thirteen Culture and Society
697
Notes
755
Acknowledgements and Sources
784
Appendices
811
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Tim Pat Coogan, former editor of the Irish Press, is well known on both sides of the Atlantic for his journalism and especially for his books, which include Wherever Green is Worn, The Troubles, Michael Collins and De Valera.

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