Making Sense of the Troubles
By far the clearest account of what happened in the Northern Ireland conflict - and why. The troubles rolled grimly on for almost thirty years from the late '60s until the onset of the current shaky peace process. In that time they never strayed far off the news schedules of the world's media. But behind the wall of information and opinion there was a straightforward and gripping story, demanding to be told in an accessible way. Award-winning Ireland correspondent for the Independent David McKittrick and historian David McVea at last tell that story - clearly, concisely and above all fairly.
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Review: Making Sense of the Troubles: The Story of the Conflict in Northern IrelandUser Review - Ann - Goodreads
A bit too brief an overview but when you only use a little more than 200 pages to explain 80 years of cobflict you're going to cut things short. It was a good starting point for me though. Read full review
Review: Making Sense of the Troubles: The Story of the Conflict in Northern IrelandUser Review - Noelle Kain - Goodreads
This book's biggest flaw, which isn't really a flaw at all, is that it left out information. Of course, if it hadn't it would have been completely unwieldy. That said, I did find it interesting that ... Read full review