Ireland by John Bowman
The Autobiography: One Hundred Years in the Life of the Nation, Told by Its People

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Ireland: The Autobiography offers a fresh, vivid take on the last century of Irish life through a brilliant collection of eyewitness accounts and recollections. Broadcaster and historian John Bowman has spent years mining archives, diaries and unpublished memoirs to create a remarkably varied and intense mosaic of voices and perspectives. Collectively, they give us a portrait of Ireland unlike anything we've read before.

John Bowman is a broadcaster and historian. Since the 1960s he has presented programmes on current affairs and history on RTE television and radio. He is the author of De Valera and the Ulster Question, which was awarded the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize, and of Window and Mirror: RTE Television 1961-2011. He lives in Dublin.

 

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John Bowman is a broadcaster and historian. Since the 1960s he has presented programs on current affairs and history on RTE television and radio. He is the author of Window and Mirror: RTE Television 1961-2011.
 
Published September 1, 2016 by Penguin. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Independent.ie

Letterfrack, more censorship, emigration, internecine struggles over the proper direction of the Irish language, yet more censorship, the Mother and Child scheme, "godless agitators", communism at the cinema, the threat to Irish souls of British telly, Dev again - this time moaning about Churchil...

Sep 11 2016 | Read Full Review of Ireland: The Autobiography: O...

Irish Times

Selected personal testimonies make for a picture of Irish life that undercuts ‘official’ history.

Sep 24 2016 | Read Full Review of Ireland: The Autobiography: O...
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