The current item on my bookshelf is a bit of Irish History. I’m almost finished reading ‘A Nation and not a Rabble – The Irish Revolution 1913 – 1923’ by Diarmaid Ferriter.
Professor Ferriter’s tale is a well-balanced and detailed account of the Irish Revolution and of the myths and history that followed it. The title of the book comes from a report to the new provisional government of the Irish Free State by its foreign affairs minister in 1922. Is Ireland a nation, or is it a rabble?
I highly recommend this book, but only if you already have a basic knowledge and awareness of Irish History in the period from 1913 to 1923. This book, in my opinion, assumes that you already have some awareness of the subject matter and it is not intended to serve as your introduction to the topic.