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Title:
Northern Ireland : peace in our time?
Author:
Gottfried, Ted.
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, CT. : Millbrook Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
63 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Presents the political history of Ireland, including the effects of British rule, and the struggle to reconcile differing visions of the future of the six counties of Northern Ireland.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761322528
Format :
Book

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"This is one of the finest, freshest, and most suggestive anthologies I've come across in recent years."--Stuart Liebman, City University of New York Graduate Center


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-A straightforward history of the long-term, religion-based conflict. In chapters entitled "Seeds of Turmoil," "The Partition of Ireland," "From `Bloody Sunday' to Good Friday," and "A Long, Hard Road," the causes of the enmity are presented in a descriptive and balanced manner. Although the author displays some sympathy for the plight of the Irish Catholics at the hands of the early British settlers in Ireland as well as the British government over the years, that tone is not used to condone the terrorist activities of the IRA. Explanatory sidebars offer greater detail or broader context when significant people and events are highlighted in the narrative. Full-color and archival photographs and reproductions are found throughout and the language of the text is clear, if uninspired. The book acknowledges the events of September 11th and includes the speculation voiced by The New York Times that the decision by the IRA to finally dismantle its weapons might have been influenced by the attack. The entries in the index include both the sidebars and the photographs in the text. In all, this is a credible effort that should be considered for purchase.-Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.