The Irish Story Pdf Book

The Irish Story

  • Author : R F Foster
  • ISBN : 0141939532
  • Category : History
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 304
  • Release Date : 2002-09-05

Each of Foster's books has generated vigorous discussion, but in THE IRISH STORY he breaks fresh ground even by his own standards. Driven by his sense of the seriousness of history and a fascination with those who distort it, THE IRISH STORY examines how key facets of Ireland's past have been tampered with to serve a multiplicity of purposes. THE IRISH STORY is endlessly varied, surprising and funny. It is also a rallying cry for those anxious that contemporary Ireland may be in danger ofturning itself into a meretricious historical theme-park.

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