Author(s): Finbar Madden
The Teach Yourself History series offers a refreshing alternative to dense academic historical books, its content being extensive yet written in an extremely accessible and engaging style. All titles in this series are informative and compelling. Assuming no prior historical knowledge and full of anecdotes and fascinating details these books will keep the reader hooked from beginning to end. Teach Yourself The History of Ireland is an engrossing introduction to an astounding history. Union to the Easter rising of 1916, this book will give you a thorough understanding of events that led to the emergence of Sinn Fein, segregation and the beginning of the 'troubles'. Essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the current situation in Ireland, this lively yet authoritative narrative addresses many key questions about the region and considers the impact of recent political events on society and culture. By placing a spotlight on the fascinating figures who have characterized this dramatic history, this book will inform and entertain every reader.