Making Sense of the Troubles Making Sense of the Troubles

Making Sense of the Troubles

A History of the Northern Ireland Conflict

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Publisher Description

COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION -- THE ESSENTIAL HISTORY OF THE TROUBLES

'Compellingly written and very even-handed. By far the clearest account of what happened in the Northern Ireland conflict and more importantly why it happened' Irish News

'Extraordinarily well-balanced, sane, comprehensive and rich in sober understatement' Glasgow Herald
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First published two decades ago, Making Sense of the Troubles is widely regarded as the most 'comprehensive, considered and compassionate' (Irish Times) history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Written by a distinguished journalist and a teacher of history in Northern Ireland, it surveys the roots of the problems from 1921 onwards, the descent into violence in the late 60s, and the three terrible decades that followed.

In this fully revised and updated version, McKittrick and McVea take into account the momentous events of the ten years that followed their first publication, including the disbanding of the IRA, Ian Paisley's deal with the Republicans and the historic power-sharing government in Belfast.
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'An updated reissue of a collaborative study published 12 years ago to rave reviews as a frank, accurate and authoritative narrative of events which should be required reading for anyone hoping to understand what had been going on in the North' Irish Independent

'I would strongly advocate that it be made compulsory reading for everyone in Northern Ireland because for the first time it is our history, all of it warts and all, presented in a clear and understandable way' Irish News

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2001
29 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

M0GD0G ,

Easy read of an uneasy topic

The author's managed to provide an objective account whilst peppering the book with thoughtful insight. A great introduction to a fascinating - and often harrowing - topic.

Figgnhrdd ,

DERRY not Deny

Extremely disappointed that Derry appears everywhere as Deny in this book. Frustrating, annoying and offensive in its laziness. Totally spoiling what is otherwise an interesting book.

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