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good one volume history of Ireland,
This review is from: Story of Ireland: In Search of a New National Memory (Hardcover)
Neil Hegarty takes us through the key events in the development of Ireland, both North and South of the border, from its geological formation to the present. Given that this is achieved in just 326 pages the content is a little light in places. For example although written in 2011, the events of the last 50 years or so are covered in just 20 pages, and those who want to learn more of the political and social changes which have taken place, as well as the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger economy will need to supplement their reading elsewhere.
Nonetheless, this is a highly readable and informative history, which explains the key events in what feels to be an even handed and unbiased manner.