Irish History For Dummies by Mike Cronin audiobook

Irish History For Dummies

By Mike Cronin
Read by Patrick Moy

Wiley

The For Dummies Series

12.48 Hours Unabridged
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From Norman invaders, religious wars—and the struggle forindependence—the fascinating, turbulent history of a tortured nation and itsgifted people. When Shakespeare referred to England as a “jewel set in asilver sea,” he could just as well have been speaking of Ireland. Not only hasits luminous green landscape been the backdrop for bloody Catholic/Protestantconflict and a devastating famine, Ireland’s great voices—like Joyce andYeats—are now indelibly part of world literature. In Irish History For Dummies, readers will not only get a bird’s-eyeview of key historical events (Ten Turning Points) but, also, a detailed,chapter-by-chapter timeline of Irish history beginning with the first Stone Agefarmers to the recent rise and fall of the Celtic tiger economy. In the informal, friendly For Dummies style, the bookdetails historic highs like building an Irish Free State in the 1920s—anddevastating lows (including the Troubles in the ‘60s and ‘70s), as well as keyfigures (like MP Charles Parnell and President Eamon de Valera) central to thecause of Irish nationalism. The book also details historic artifacts, offbeatplaces, and little-known facts key to the life of Ireland past and present. Includes Ten Major Documents—including the Confession of St.Patrick, The Book of Kells, the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, and Ulysses Lists Ten Things the Irish Have Given the World—includingIrish coffee, U.S. Presidents, the submarine, shorthand writing, and thehypodermic syringe Details Ten Great Irish Places to Visit—including Cobh,Irish National Stud and Museum, Giants Causeway, and Derry Includes an online cheat sheet that gives readers a robustand expanded quick reference guide to relevant dates and historical figures Includes a Who’s Who in Irish History section on dummies.com With a light-hearted touch, this informative guide shedslight on how this ancient land has survived wars, invasions, uprisings, andemigration to forge a unique nation, renowned the world over for its superbliterature, music, and indomitable spirit.

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From Norman invaders, religious wars—and the struggle forindependence—the fascinating, turbulent history of a tortured nation and itsgifted people.

When Shakespeare referred to England as a “jewel set in asilver sea,” he could just as well have been speaking of Ireland. Not only hasits luminous green landscape been the backdrop for bloody Catholic/Protestantconflict and a devastating famine, Ireland’s great voices—like Joyce andYeats—are now indelibly part of world literature. In Irish History For Dummies, readers will not only get a bird’s-eyeview of key historical events (Ten Turning Points) but, also, a detailed,chapter-by-chapter timeline of Irish history beginning with the first Stone Agefarmers to the recent rise and fall of the Celtic tiger economy.

In the informal, friendly For Dummies style, the bookdetails historic highs like building an Irish Free State in the 1920s—anddevastating lows (including the Troubles in the ‘60s and ‘70s), as well as keyfigures (like MP Charles Parnell and President Eamon de Valera) central to thecause of Irish nationalism. The book also details historic artifacts, offbeatplaces, and little-known facts key to the life of Ireland past and present.

  • Includes Ten Major Documents—including the Confession of St.Patrick, The Book of Kells, the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, and Ulysses
  • Lists Ten Things the Irish Have Given the World—includingIrish coffee, U.S. Presidents, the submarine, shorthand writing, and thehypodermic syringe
  • Details Ten Great Irish Places to Visit—including Cobh,Irish National Stud and Museum, Giants Causeway, and Derry
  • Includes an online cheat sheet that gives readers a robustand expanded quick reference guide to relevant dates and historical figures
  • Includes a Who’s Who in Irish History section on dummies.com

With a light-hearted touch, this informative guide shedslight on how this ancient land has survived wars, invasions, uprisings, andemigration to forge a unique nation, renowned the world over for its superbliterature, music, and indomitable spirit.

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Author Bio: Mike Cronin

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Runtime: 12.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English