Ireland – The Autobiography
Ireland: Eyewitness Accounts of Irish Life Since 1966 tackles the past one hundred years of Ireland through its people. Through Ireland’s living memory, editor John Bowman has collected tales on various historical events such as the Rising (from various perspectives), WWII, the revolutionary Micheal Collins, religious struggles from various points of view, the rise of the GAA (Gaelic football), emigration, marriage, censorship, women’s rights, Ireland’s vanishing language, traditional Irish music, hunger strikes, the Troubles, the 8th amendment, the Good Friday Agreement, asylum seekers, and more.
In this different take on Ireland travel books, a wide variety of authors have contributed texts, including several famous writers and activists like Constance Markievicz, Elizabeth Bowen, George Bernard Shaw, Seamus Heaney, and Edna O’Brien. This new book is a great way learn about Ireland’s history, people and culture through their own eyes.
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