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What a Bloody Awful Country
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Kevin Meagher
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-27 - Publisher: Biteback Publishing

'What a bloody awful country.' – Conservative Home Secretary Reginald Maudling’s description of Northern Ireland after he was sent to close down Stormont following the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1972. In May 2021, Northern Ireland celebrates its centenary. This book makes the case that there is little to celebrate. Northern
Jack Lynch, A Biography
Language: en
Pages: 649
Authors: Dermot Keogh
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-04 - Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

Jack Lynch is one of the most important and perhaps most underrated Irish political leaders of the twentieth century. A sportsman who won six All-Ireland medals in a row with Cork, he was also a civil servant and a barrister before being elected to Dáil Éireann in 1948. During his
State of Emergency
Language: en
Pages: 768
Authors: Dominic Sandbrook
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-26 - Publisher: Penguin UK

The book behind the major new BBC2 series The Seventies In the early 1970s, Britain seemed to be tottering on the brink of the abyss. Under Edward Heath, the optimism of the Sixties had become a distant memory. Now the headlines were dominated by strikes and blackouts, unemployment and inflation.
Silver Linings
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Martin Fletcher
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-24 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Northern Ireland has made headlines around the world for three decades. The province has become synonymous with conflict, terrorism and tortuous efforts to forge peace. But what is life there really like? In this enchanting and highly original book Martin Fletcher presents a portrait of Northern Ireland utterly at odds
Ireland, 1912-1985
Language: en
Pages: 754
Authors: Joseph J. Lee, Joseph L. Lee
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Assessing the relative importance of British influence and of indigenous impulses in shaping an independent Ireland, this book identifies the relationship between personality and process in determining Irish history.