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That Neutral Island: A Cultural History of Ireland During the Second World War Hardcover – 15 Mar 2007

3.7 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber; First edition edition (15 Mar. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 057122105X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571221059
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 4.1 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,518,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review

'An excellent cultural history.' -- Guardian

'An impressively thorough account of an overlooked aspect of the Second World War.' -- Observer

'Engaging and comprehensive.' -- Sunday Times

'Wills ... reminds us in this wide-ranging and nicely researched account that for the Irish neutrality was certainly not the same as peace.' -- Sunday Telegraph

'Wills' impeccable history of Ireland's uneasy neutrality [is] an impressively thorough account of an overlooked aspect of the Second World War.' -- Observer

'[An] excellent cultural history.' -- Guardian

It's hard to imagine a fairer-minded guide...Her book not only
fills a gap...it is a model of exhaustive research and illuminating
example. -- Blake Morrison, Guardian

Sweeping in its scope, packed with telling details, written in an
easy, fluid style, this is a highly original book about a fascinating
period... Brilliant. -- Sunday Telegraph

What a pleasure to read...Simply the best ever social and cultural
history of Ireland during the second world war...This is a quite
outstanding book. -- Irish Independent

[A] fascinating, brilliant cultural history of Ireland during the
second World War. -- Irish Times

Book Description

When the world descended into war in 1939, a few European countries remained neutral. Of the neutral states, none was more controversial than Ireland.

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