The Green Flag: A History of Irish Nationalism Paperback – 6 Jul 2000
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About the Author
Robert Kee lives in London SE5. He is a distinguished historian and broadcaster. Penguin also publish THE LAUREL AND THE IVY, Robert Kee's acclaimed life of Parnell.
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It is only when you investigate the history of this troubled island that you begin to realise the complexity of the problem. This complexity can sometimes be matched by the content of the books written on this subject. In 'The Green Flag' however, Robert Kee has managed to condense hundreds of years of rebellion, repression, famine, political intrigue and a myriad of movements, both political and otherwise, into a very readable, informative book.
'The Green Flag' was originally written in three parts. 'The Most Distressful Country' begins with Brian Boru in 1014 A.D., but mainly focuses on the period from the Wolfe Tone rebellion of 1798, and the subsequent political union with the United Kingdom, to the Smith O'Brien rising of 50 years later. The period covered includes the career of Daniel O'Connell and the famine which, we learn, almost halved the population of Ireland over a period of 25 years, either directly through death, or by emigration.
The second book of the trilogy 'The Bold Fenian Men' covers the beginnings of the Fenian movement in the mid 19th century and travels through the career of Charles Stewart Parnell, who came agonisingly close to his dream of Home Rule for Ireland, before scandal stopped his career in its tracks. The original volume climaxes with the Easter Rising of 1916.
The final part of the original trilogy is 'Ourselves Alone' which is an approximate translation of the Gaelic 'Sinn Fein'. It begins with the aftermath of the Easter Rising and covers the Anglo-Irish war, treaty negotiations and subsequent Civil War.Read more ›
It is very refreshing to finally see an objective book which gives clear information on the important aspects of Irish history. Too many times have I come across books on this subject which villify either the Irish or the English whilst offering little in the way of usefull information. You will not regret parting with your hard earned cash for this book.
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Definitive work on Irish History and the original hard back with photos is far superior to the later 3 part paperback series. Read morePublished 2 months ago by tony
I own both the print and Kindle edition of this book. I decided to download the Kindle edition as the print in the paperback is rather small. Read morePublished 8 months ago by RichW
Great book but the pages started to fall out within days of receiving it.Published 11 months ago by kay everett
A lucid descriptive author who writes with a sound knowledge of Irish history (he himself being of Irish descent)Published 21 months ago by robert gordon
Reading books on Irish history, and for that matter reviews, carries with it similar problems as reading about science versus creation. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Briar
brilliant book. Sets out to take an interesting angle on the development of Ireland. Kills some myths and explains an awful lot. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Bennets Bridge
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