The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish People


      The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish People
In this groundbreaking history of Ireland, Neil Hegarty presents a fresh perspective on Ireland s past Comprehensive and engaging, The Story of Ireland is an eye opening account of a nation that has long been shaped by forces beyond its coasts The Story of Ireland re examines Irish history, challenging the accepted stories and long held myths associated with Ireland Transporting readers to the Ireland of the past, beginning with the first settlement in A.D 433, this is a sweeping and compelling history of one of the world s most dynamic nations Hegarty examines how world events, including Europe s 16th century religious wars, the French and American revolutions, and Ireland s policy of neutrality during World War II, have shaped the country over the course of its long and fascinating history With an up to date afterword that details the present state of affairs in Ireland, this is an essential text for readers who are fascinated by current events, politics, and history.Spanning Irish history from its earliest inhabitants to the country s current financial crisis, The Story of Ireland is an epic and brilliant re telling of Ireland s history from a new point of view. Best Download [ The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish People ] Author [ Neil Hegarty ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

NEIL HEGARTY grew up in Derry, Northern Ireland, and now lives in Dublin.Neil has written a range of fiction and non fiction His books include THE JEWEL, a novel published in October 2019 INCH LEVELS, a debut novel published in September 2016, and shortlisted for the Kerry Group Novel of the Year award FROST THAT WAS THE LIFE THAT WAS, the definitive and best selling biography of Sir David Frost THE SECRET HISTORY OF OUR STREETS, which accompanies a major BBC season of programming on London the best selling STORY OF IRELAND, written to accompany the BBC RTE television history of the same name and DUBLIN A VIEW FROM THE GROUND, a cultural history of the Irish capital over a thousand years.

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish People
  • Neil Hegarty
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • 1250002893

10 thoughts on “ The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish People

  1. says:

    Going into the this read I knew very little of Ireland s history outside of it s context within the Tudor dynasty of Great Britain I ve never traveled anywhere with such little knowledge of a location s history So, since we are going this summer I have a list of books to enhance my knowledge a bit This was the perfect book with which to start this journ...

  2. says:

    I read this book for three reasons because I like history, we were on our second mission there, and because I have deep roots there on my dad s side Ireland s history is very violent, religious and rich culturally and intillectually at the same time From the Gaelic to the Norse to the English, the author shows that Ireland was part of a wider history European upheaval and religious forces, combined with economic factors shaped the Island over the centuries And what an amazing story it is I read this book for three reasons because I like history, we were on our second mission there, and because I have deep roots there on my dad s side Ireland s history is very violent, religious and rich culturally and intillectually at the same time From the Gaelic to the Norse to the English, the author shows that Ireland was part of a wider history European upheaval and religious forces, combined with economic factors shaped the I...

  3. says:

    I read this book to learn about my ancestors and to understand the history of Ireland It took me awhile because I read it carefully and took notes until I understood, but it was well worth it The author tells the story clearly and well I felt I understood Ireland better...

  4. says:

    Generally engaging book covering 1500 years of Irish history that had a lotconflict than I would have guessed Hegarty does include maps at the end of chapters, so if you, like me, have no sense for Irish geogra...

  5. says:

    This was a great overview of Irish history that helped me understand what life in Ireland was like when my great grandparents and many others decided to come to America,

  6. says:

    I read this short history in connection with my trip to Ireland with Liz for our 20th anniversary celebration It offered a general overview to the present day, and gave helpful insights for a foreigner like myself.

  7. says:

    Underpinning any history of Ireland there is always a subtle conceit that Ireland, uniquely amongst nations, has been forced to live under the shadow of apowerful neighbour whose influence has shaped her history A simple glance across the European map proves this to be less than uncommon, but Ireland is at least unusual in that it has allowed this relationship to dominate her thinking and cast a shadow over her politics Keane and Hegarty in their history try to do something different Underpinning any history of Ireland there is always a subtle conceit that Ireland, uniquely amongst nations, has been forced to live under the shadow of apowerful neighbour whose influence has shaped her history A simple glance across the European map proves this to be less than uncommon, but Ireland is at least unusual in that it has allowed this relationship to dominate her thinking and cast a shadow over her politics Keane and Hegarty in their history try to do something different by looking at Ireland s relationships on a larger stage, but whether by virtue of a limited knowledge of world history or his own biases, in this they a...

  8. says:

    I did not know anything about Ireland before plunging to read this book Well, it made for a perfect beginners book, if interested in Irish history and the reason for years of bloodshed Well advanced history buffs probably may find the book quite elementary A wonderf...

  9. says:

    Not only is a very well written book that takes you through all the milestones of Ireland s history but it also includes amazing appendices such as a Timeline which I found very useful while reading and recommended bibliography.

  10. says:

    Excellent overview of Irish history Highly readable and exciting Definitely a good introduction to the subject.

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