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 - Jesse Young - Goodreads
Put simply, this is a textbook. But a really solid one. The writing lacks any flare and is strictly just-the-facts. Still, it's a good, short primer to the Troubles through 2001. I really wanted to understand Northern Ireland's history, and this does a great job. Read full review
Review: Making Sense of the Troubles: The Story of the Conflict in Northern IrelandUser Review - Rob - Goodreads
an excellent starting point for a clear, concise and insightful view of the troubles. the updated edition is best with the extra chapters on post good Friday northern Ireland Read full review