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Tim Pat Coogan

Biography

Tim Pat Coogan

Tim Pat Coogan is Ireland's best known historian and the author of numerous important works on Irish history, including MICHAEL COLLINS AND THE IRA, published to wide acclaim. The former editor of The Irish Press, he lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Tim Pat Coogan

Books by Tim Pat Coogan

by Tim Pat Coogan - History, Nonfiction

There’s before 1916 and then there’s after. Between them lies the Easter Rising, when Irish republicans took up arms against British rule and changed the course of their country’s history forever. But what sort of country did the Rising create? And how does post-1916 Ireland compare with the aspirations of the rebellion’s leaders, the hopes of Thomas MacDonagh and John MacBride, of James Connolly and Patrick Pearse? One hundred years later, Tim Pat Coogan offers a personal perspective on the Irish experience that followed the Rising. He charts a flawed history that is marked as much by complacency, corruption, and institutional abuse.

by Tim Pat Coogan - History, Nonfiction

During a Biblical seven years in the middle of the 19th century, Ireland experienced the worst disaster a nation could suffer. Fully a quarter of its citizens either perished from starvation or emigrated. In this grand, sweeping narrative, Ireland''s best-known historian, Tim Pat Coogan, gives a fresh and comprehensive account of one of the darkest chapters in world history.