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* Now completely revised and updated this evocative and insightful account remains an essential survey of the country and its people, past and present.
Robert Kee's classic bestseller remains an essential survey of the country and its people; an introduction to the fascinating history that has made modern Ireland, and a thought -provoking examination of how past facts have bred present myths.
His achievment is to explain, lucidly & vividly, the bloodlines of the conflict... Kee makes jumping centuries seem easy and, with flashes of gallows humour, exhilarating - Thomas PAKENHAM
Mr Kee writes with a combination of verve, clarity and insight - S. TEL.
I have seldom, if ever, read anything so superbyly constructed...So evocative, so acute, so replete with perception, that it will inspire the reader to want to know more... - Brian Walden