The Transformation of Ireland

By Diarmaid Ferriter
(Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781585676811, 884pp.)

Publication Date: November 2005

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In 1900, Ireland was a restless, impoverished, neglected corner of the British Empire. By 2000, it had become the "Celtic Tiger" of Europe. This landmark book is a comprehensive social, political, cultural, intellectual, and economic survey of that Irish century.

About the Author
Diarmaid Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History at University College, Dublin. He has written a number of books on Irish history, including The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000, Occasions of Sin: Sex & Society in Modern Ireland, and Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s. In 2010 he presented the RTE TV series The Limits of Liberty.
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