The perfect introduction to Ireland's dramatic fight for sovereignty
Gaining independence from British rule has dominated Irish history since the plantation of Ulster. This book focuses on the lead up to the 1916 Rising, and especially its aftermath. It covers the War of Independence, the great leaders de Valera and Collins, the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the Civil War. Told in captivating prose by historian Richard Killeen, it is the perfect gift for anyone interested in Irish history.