We Don't Know Ourselves by Fintan O'Toole PDF Download

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Publisher: Head of Zeus
Genres: Biography: Historical, Political & Military, Memoirs Books, British & Irish History
Pages: 624 pages
ISBN10: 1784978299
ISBN13: 9781784978297
Tags: Biography: Historical, Political & Military, Memoirs Books, British & Irish History, Free Download, PDF Download
Language: en
Physical Form: PDF Book
Type: PDF

The #1 Irish Times bestseller

WINNER of the An Post Irish Book Awards'A clear-eyed, myth-dispelling masterpiece' Marian Keyes

'Sweeping, authoritative and profoundly intelligent' Colm Toibin, Guardian

'With the pace and twists of an enthralling novel and the edge of a fine sword' Diarmaid Ferriter, Irish Times

'Evocative, moving, funny and furious' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times

'An enthralling, panoramic book' Patrick Radden Keefe

'Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand modern Ireland' Herald

'A book that will remain important for a very long time' An Post Irish Book Award Judging Panel

'A sweeping thesis about Irish identity... May well be the best thing O'Toole's ever written' Business Post

We Don't Know Ourselves is a very personal vision of recent Irish history from the year of O'Toole's birth, 1958, down to the present. Ireland has changed almost out of recognition during those decades, and Fintan O'Toole's life coincides with that arc of transformation. The book is a brilliant interweaving of memories (though this is emphatically not a memoir) and engrossing social and historical narrative.

This was the era of Eamon de Valera, Jack Lynch, Charles Haughey and John Charles McQuaid, of sectarian civil war in the North and the Pope's triumphant visit in 1979, but also of those who began to speak out against the ruling consensus - feminists, advocates for the rights of children, gay men and women coming out of the shadows. We Don't Know Ourselves is an essential book for anyone who wishes to understand modern Ireland.


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