A Student of History

April 28, 2007

In Search of Ireland’s Heroes

Filed under: Ireland,New books — John Maass @ 8:28 am

I am now reading In Search of Ireland’s Heroes, by Carmel McCaffrey, and have to recommend it to anyone interested in getting an overview of Irish history since the English invasion of that island.  It is not definitive nor is it authoratative–but that is actually why I like it!  This is the perfect book for the reader who just wants a readable basic narrative and who does not have a very strong background in Irish history. You also need not have travelled there to get a gist of the events as she tells it.

This is actually the second part of McCaffrey’s histry-she co-authored an earlier volume, In Search of Ancient Ireland, as a companion book to the PBS series of that name from about 5 years ago.

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