A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes Hardcover – 1 Oct 2008
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About the Author
Jonathan Bardon was born and educated in Dublin, but has spent most of his life as a teacher and lecturer in Belfast. He is, therefore, well acquainted with both parts of Ireland. He has an outstanding reputation as a narrative historian of rare ability.
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Top Customer Reviews
The structure of the book - 250 chapters - comes from the fact that it was originally conceived as as BBC Radio series broadcasted daily for a full year. As a result each chapter is standalone which has the benefit that one can pick up this book and read any chapter (less than a 1000 words) in 10 to 15 minutes without having to have read what went before. It is a great book for dipping into.
This is a serious history book and sets a new standard in the way history should be written with its ease of accessibility. This is both a reference book and a bedside table companion. This is factual storytelling at its best.
Publishers' blurbs often claim that books will suit both the student and the general reader. Well, this is one of the few cases in which that claim is fully justified. Bardon's work is factually sound (so far as I can judge), beautifully written, and positively enjoyable to read. Thank you, Jonathan !
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant service and speedy delivery from Libros. Bought the hardback as a gift. thank you very much. Very accessible and readable. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Neil Beacom
Absolutely brilliant book. Gives you an introduction to each period in history and in my case, made me want to study more thoroughly and investigate particular periods which... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Geri McAreavey
Really enjoy this book about Irish history very much information to take in and a great read. Would suggest you Read this book.Published 7 months ago by Mr. H. I. Harkin
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in our history and reason why somethings happen. Enjoyed all aspects of the book.Published 7 months ago by S HARRISON
Thoroughly engaging. Full of wonderful gems. Easy to read and follow. Incredibly informative with great use of primary sources to give life the scene being presented.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I dipped into it, but my husband read the whole thing, being more interested in history than I am. Well written in an interesting and clear style.Published 10 months ago by Irene