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Ireland's troubled history,
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This review is from: The Story of Ireland (Kindle Edition)To try to understand Ireland you need to know something of its past. This book covers from very early years up to around 1900. Whatever your views on the Irish (and this book will challenge what you think you know) you cannot help seeing their history as a tragedy of massive proportions. The fact that much of the grief was self-inflicted only highlights their problems and increases your feeling that you are reading a greek drama. You can only feel sympathy for a people who suffered for so long in their history.