> I'm teaching an interdisciplinary course on Ireland in the spring. I'm
> fine on Irish literature and music, but can anyone suggest some good books
> to use for history, politics, etc.? They should be out in paperback, fairly
> inexpensive if possible, and with no obvious ax to grind.
I would imagine that a book that tried to present as much of the objective
history as possible would *appear* to make the English look bad, since
we've been told for centuries how civilized and cultured they are, when in
fact they've been carrying on terrorist campaigns for centuries. See how
objective we are here? :-)
I've heard that the book called "Modern Ireland" is very good, but I've not
read it yet.