Ireland: A Concise History from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day

By Paul Johnson
Read by Wanda McCaddon

8.08 Hours 05/01/1995 unabridged
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Ireland is inarguably a beautiful, enchanted place. But its history is more turbulent, fascinating, and terrible than any other. From the first English presence in Ireland in the twelfth century, through siege, rebellion, and civil war, to Irish ascendancy, home rule, and the present-day Troubles, bestselling author Paul Johnson tells, with remarkable clarity and concision, the compelling story of this most remarkable island.

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Summary

Summary

Ireland is inarguably a beautiful, enchanted place. But its history is more turbulent, fascinating, and terrible than any other. From the first English presence in Ireland in the twelfth century, through siege, rebellion, and civil war, to Irish ascendancy, home rule, and the present-day Troubles, bestselling author Paul Johnson tells, with remarkable clarity and concision, the compelling story of this most remarkable island.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A lively, intelligent, sometimes provocative but always stimulating account of Ireland from the twelfth century to our own.” Sunday Telegraph (London)
“Paul Johnson’s book is lively, well-informed and often provocative…invasion, rebellion and persecution wash down the centuries, lit up by vivid contemporary documents.” London Review of Books
“Provide[s] all the highlights of Irish hisstory…useful and informative.” Irish Echo
“Reader [McCaddon] brings listeners closer to an understanding of the complexity of the problems in Ireland…[McCaddon’s] reading is precise.” Kliatt

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Author

Author Bio: Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson, British author and historian, is the author of many books, including Modern Times, A History of the Jews, Intellectuals, The Birth of the Modern, and The Quest for God, which have been translated into many languages. He has been a frequent contributor to the Daily Telegraph, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Spectator, and other newspapers and magazines. He has lectured to academic, business, and political audiences all over the world.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English