Synopses & Reviews
"This book tells the story of Ireland as well as it can be told, on the basis of up-to-date research, within the limit of three hundred pages... There is not likely to be a better balanced and better written coverage of the substance of Irish history for many years." American Historical Review
"While the tempo is fast, the themes remian well defined; and the force of narrative is leavened by asides which show an impressive acquaintance with our revisionist scholarship." The Times Literary Supplement
"An illuminating introduction to many of the issues of Irish history." Choice
About the Author
Karl S. Bottigheimer is Professor of History and Director of the Graduate History Program at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.