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Author Foster, R. F. (Robert Fitzroy), 1949-

Title Luck and the Irish : a brief history of change from 1970 / R.F. Foster
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Contents Introduction: Culture and anarchy in Ireland c. 1970-2000 -- The miracle of loaves and fishes -- How the Catholics became Protestants -- 'The party fight and funeral' : Fianna Fáil and Irish politics in the late twentieth century -- 'Big, mad children' : The south and the north -- How the short stories became novels -- Conclusion: The strange death of romantic Ireland
Summary Roy Foster is one of Ireland's leading historians, the author of the much acclaimed two-volume biography of Yeats as well as the definitive history Modern Ireland, which has been hailed as "dazzling" (New York Times Book Review) and "elegant, erudite, wise, witty" (Irish Times). Now, this brilliant writer offers a "short and combative" account of Ireland's astonishing transformation over the last three decades. Has there really been an "economic miracle"? Where does the explosion of cultural energy in music, literature, and theater come from? Has the pow
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-214) and index
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Subject Civilization.
Economic history.
HISTORY.
Politics and government
Postwar 20th Century History, From C 1945 To C 2000.
Ireland -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Ireland -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1949-
Ireland.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0141911972
019029258X
0198039875
9780141911977
9780190292584
9780198039877