History Of Northern Ireland
A History of Northern Ireland presents a political history of the province from its formation in the early twentieth century to its disintegration into violence in the early 1970s. The book probes the complex cross-currents of politics in Northern Ireland. The state was established as a pragmatic solution to and almost intractable political impasse, grudgingly accepted by Unionists and bitterly opposed by Nationalists.
Making Sense of the Troubles is David McKittrick and David McVea's classic history of the Troubles, now completely revised and updated. First published ten years ago, Making Sense of the Troubles is widely regarded as the most 'comprehensive, considered and compassionate' (Irish Times) history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Written by a distinguished journalist and a teacher of history in Northern Ireland, it surveys the roots of the problems from 1921 onwards, the descent into violence in the late 60s, and the three terrible decades that followed.
For nearly 30 years, Northern Ireland has been a headline item in the world's newspapers and on its television screens. This book provides a comprehensive history of Northern Ireland.