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on 4 June 2017
Well written and informative book.
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on 10 August 2015
Short, snappy and to the point, but still brimming with detail, this is an excellent introduction to Irish history for students or the general reader. Bartlett's is offer plenty of the facts and few opinions, largely allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions. F
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on 11 December 2016
Thomas Bartlett has written a passable history of Ireland but it is not an easy read; the writing sometimes lacks clarity and significant events are sometimes given too casual a treatment. The section on the Great Famine is particularly poor, and much of it defends the indefensible role of the British government and its abysmal failure to provide a meaningful relief programme to alleviate the suffering of the Irish at a time when Ireland was still part of the British empire.
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on 21 June 2010
This book is akin to J.C Beckett's classic text 'The Making of Modern Ireland, 1603-1923' (1966). Witty assessments of leading politicians make for an entertaining read and Bartlett's judgements will be cited for many years.
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on 4 December 2013
Although this book is a reference book it explains the history of Ireland in an interesting and beguiling manner. It is easy to follow and I found I couldn't put it down. Superb read.
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on 19 December 2010
An excellent book - can be read as a reference as well as conntinuous account of the subject. Not too academic.
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on 18 September 2010
A good general history of Ireland lucidly written with a number of photographs. I would recommend.
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on 9 December 2013
This is a tremendous one-volume history of Ireland, from St Patrick through to the present day. It serves as a great introduction to Irish history and should whet the appetite for further reading. Professor Bartlett is scrupulously fair and well-balanced. He writes with an easy style and with frequent flashes of humour. Highly recommended.
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on 28 August 2013
This book is huge!! It arrived in good time and well packed, however, it is more of a study book I feel than a quick read. I will persevere as the Author has a refreshing style but it could take some time to finish.
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on 4 September 2014
Very interesting and well written book.
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