Originally Posted by bobbyss
With a view to the upcoming anniversary of the War of Independence can anyone recommend a good comprehensive account?
There's one I could recommend but I also recommend to read the review about it stated in the linked website:
I have read it once and like in that review, the author takes some lenghts in some chapters on subjects which I found rather dismissive to my taste. Some details the author has some chapters extended with. But all in all, it gives you a different view on that time cos it covers the daily life of the ordinary people as well, not just having the focus on the usual Black & Tans vs. the IRA stories.
What I can tell from my book collection on Irish history about that specific time period is, that one has to pick up some various and several literature to read about it. But there might be some few in the book shops that cover the whole of it.
has a good listing of history books to select from.
It all depends on some special interest even on that subject and I must say that I have very often placed mine on Dublin and Michael Collins. Things have been a bit different in rural areas, but when you brows on the website of The Irish Story
, you'll find many very interesting articles to plenty topics in Irish history.
I hold that above mentioned website as of the best in Ireland and highly recommendable.