A rousing history of Ireland in its most tumultous century by one of the most well-known and beloved Irish writers of our time. Tim Pat Coogan's Ireland in the Twentieth Century will be a must-read for his legion of fans and anyone interested in Ireland's path through the twentieth century. Encompassing the violent and bloody days of the early twentieth century and peopled with such characters as Michael Collins, Eamon DeValera and James Joyce, this promises to be one of the most popular histories of Ireland yet written. Bringing the story up to the present day, Ireland in the Twentieth Century will become, like Coogan's The IRA and The Troubles, standard bearers in the canon of Irish history.
Tim Pat Coogan is one of the best known journalists and historians in Ireland. He is the author of Wherever Green is Worn: The Story of the Irish Diaspora, The Troubles, The IRA, Michael Collins and On the Blanket. He lives in Dublin.
..".a fascinating in-depth look at the country that went from colony in 1900 to economic dynamo by the advent of the 21st century...Coogan has done a masterful job of taking a very complicated history and making it lively reading." --Publisher's Weekly