Ireland, from the ""European Nations"" series, is a useful reference guide for any student interested in the modern history of Ireland. This new volume provides a wealth of information on the people, places, events, and issues that are crucial to the study of Irish history, as well as a chronology of Irish history from the 16th century to the present and a general narrative of Irish history in the same time frame. ""Ireland"" provides the public library, college, and high school reader with a foundation in Irish history. Major areas of coverage include Ireland's special relationship with American history, Ireland's troubled political history, and Ireland's cultural contributions to the world.
John P. McCarthy received his Ph.D. at Columbia University and is currently Professor Emeritus of history at Fordham University. He is also the author of several books, including Dissent from Irish America and Kevin O'Higgins: Builder of the Irish State.