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ISBN: 0349120811
Author: Robert KEE
Language: English
Publisher: Sphere Books; n.e. edition (1982)
Pages: 256
Category: Europe
Subcategory: History
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Revised and updated, Robert Kee's book is an introduction to the fascinating history that has made modern Ireland. Robert Kee worked as a writer, journalist & broadcaster after WWII when he had been a bomber pilot

Revised and updated, Robert Kee's book is an introduction to the fascinating history that has made modern Ireland. Robert Kee worked as a writer, journalist & broadcaster after WWII when he had been a bomber pilot. He worked for the OBSERVER & . IMES before moving to tv, on which he has appeared over many years as reporter, interviewer & presenter. He has written 12 other books. Series: Abacus Books.

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Robert Kee, CBE was a broadcaster, journalist and writer, known for his historical works on World War II and Ireland. He was educated at Stowe School, Buckingham, and read history at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was a pupil, then a friend, of the historian . During World War II he served in the Royal Air Force as a bomber pilot. His Hampden was shot down by flak one night while on Robert Kee, CBE was a broadcaster, journalist and writer, known for his historical works on World War II and Ireland.

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Robert Kee’s classic bestseller remains an essential survey of the country and its people; an introduction to the fascinating history that has made modern Ireland, and a thought -provoking examination of how past facts have bred present myths. English: Time Warner Books UK (Little, Brown & Co (UK) Ltd) Italian: Bompiani (Italy) English: Time Warner Books UK (Little, Brown & Co (UK) Ltd) Italian: Bompiani (Italy).

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Find nearly any book by Robert Kee. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Ireland: A History: ISBN 9780349120812 (978-0-349-12081-2) Softcover, Sphere Books, 1982. The Most Distressful Country (Green Flag) (v. 1). by Robert Kee. ISBN 9780140147582 (978-0-14-014758-2) Softcover, Penguin Books, 1989. Learn More at LibraryThing.

Robert Kee CBE (5 October 1919 – 11 January 2013) was a British broadcaster, journalist and writer, known for his historical works on World War II and Ireland. During World War II he served in the Royal Air Force as a bomber pilot

This book is in good condition. There are some flaws and ragged edges of the DJ.

This book is in good condition. There are no markings, creases or tears of the book pages. Great illustrations and pictures. A chronology of events from 8000 BC to 1982.

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Musical Aura Island
It's not possible to compress the rich history of Ireland into one small book, but this book which spans about two centuries is well written and concise. The book was assigned for a Stanford University Continuing Studies course and was a very interesting overview of recent history. The themes of Irish dissension against the British were well developed.
Fenrikree
This book, coming from a TV documentary, need to be updated. Never-the-less the 'snapshots' of events are useful as a reference.
Coiril
An excellent book. It puts to right so many misconceptions about Ireland and the Irish and should be read by everyone interested in that country and its people. The historical background shown here explains how the troubles in Northern Ireland have come about.
BeatHoWin
We are going on an educational trip to Ireland and the book was on a reading list prepared by the guide. Easy read and good background info for the trip
Jeronashe
“Ireland: A History” is an informative, readable narrative of the political history that led Ireland to the turmoil it was experiencing at the time of the writing in 1980. From the landing of Strongbow and his Norman colleagues, who began English involvement in Irish affairs, it follows through William III and James II, who are still heroes to the Protestant and Catholic communities in Ulster, Nineteenth Century political activists Daniel O’Connell and Charles Stewart Parnell to Michael Collins, Padrig Pearce and Eamon de Valera who made Ireland A Nation Once Again as well as the line of their British antagonists.

But did the heroes of 1916 really make a nation once again? Author Robert Kee explores the nature of Irish nationhood through the centuries. He examines the shifting relationships among Protestant gentry, who considered themselves to be truly Irish, the identification Irish nationality acquired with Catholicism and the question of who represented the true Ireland in 1916, the rebels in GPO or the regiments along the Western Front?

This book is a balanced view of an entrancing history, at least for those of us interested in the Irish lore. It introduces the reader to an Ireland that may not have been a nation before the Twentieth Century and an island that may have shared more with England than its sons, particularly those removed from its daily reality by an ocean, would care to admit. If forces us to face the fact that the Ireland of 1916 was not a simmering cauldron of insurrection awaiting a spark but a land whose sons had answered the call of the Great War and leaves us marveling at the shift in public opinion during the years following the Easter Uprising that imposed the halo of glory on the failed insurrectionists. British officials are called to account for their exercise of responsibilities, particularly the response to the Great Hunger of the 1840s, the extent of which Kee shows to have been exacerbated by the policies of Lord John Russell, Sir Charles Trevelyan and others whose names many will recognize only from songs. The prose holds the readers’ interest and is supplemented by many pictures.

This book is well written primer of Irish political history to 1980. I enjoyed reading it, learned a lot and developed an appetite for more Irish history.
Coiriel
Robert Kee's "Ireland: A History" is, simply put, a fine introductory overview of modern Ireland. By "modern" I refer to the time from a bit before the Viking invasion (roughly 797 C.E.), through the Free State to the founding of the Republic and into "The Troubles" of today. For my money, the book's major flaw was its brief, superficial treatment of ancient Celtic Ireland. There is so much more to Ireland's Gaelic past than Kee covers that one will need other books to fill this gap. As a dual national -- I'm an Irish and a U.S. citizen -- I did not really "need" Kee's book to learn of modern or ancient Ireland, or the supplementary works I later bought to cover the pre-Viking material his "Ireland: A History" did not; I already knew a fair bit about this as a function of my birth. [A Dublin-born Irishman gave me Kee's book to read while I lived in Cyprus, where English-language books are very dear, and one reads what one may already have read or known to save money.] As a further note, ultra-Republican friends of mine scoff at what they characterize as Kee's "royalist/loyalist" leanings, dismissing out of hand anything he has to say as not quite "shamrock green" enough for a "True Republican" to be citing him as a source on anything Irish. I personally did not find Kee a propagandist for the Crown, so do not subscribe out of hand to this IRA carping. I can grouse, however, at Kee's or his editors' failure to state in which Dublin museum hangs the heartbreaking painting of "The Flight of the Earls," found on page 38 of the book. On one occasion, I'd sought out the painting in the National Gallery in Dublin, only to learn it hung in another museum -- which was closed the day I went after it. Notwithstanding this, in my humble opinion, for those not of Irish extraction or citizenship (or ultra-Republican bent), Kee's book is a good, easily readable, healthy introduction to the Emerald Isle. It is devoid of any blarney-sentimental cliches or slanderous stereotyping of the "glib, gab-gifted, Guinness-gulping" Irishman. And it pulls no punches at Britain's guilt for its arguably deliberate genocide of the Irish in the Great Famine of 1845-49 and those lesser ones that grass-stained starving Irish mouths and blood-stained the 19th century. But it will fill in only so many blanks in one's understanding of that ageless island and its early people, with their lost-in-mists religions, languages, superstitions, culture and monuments. Those wanting more will have to buy other works, such as Peter Beresford Ellis' "The Ancient World of the Celts," for instance. Overall, I found Kee's "Ireland: A History" a good survey course in Ireland, so much so that I bought it as a gift for a friend of Irish extraction, who'd developed a keen interest in tracing his own roots -- and in applying for Irish citizenship. On balance, Kee's book is worth the money and the read.
Anthony O'Neill Miller

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