Ireland: The Autobiography

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Ireland: The Autobiography offers a fresh, vivid take on the last century of Irish life through a brilliant collection of eyewitness accounts and recollections. Broadcaster and historian John Bowman has spent years mining archives, diaries and unpublished memoirs to create a remarkably varied and intense mosaic of voices and perspectives. Collectively, they give us an image of Ireland unlike anything we've read before.


John Bowman is a broadcaster and historian. Since the 1960s he has presented programs on current affairs and history on RTE television and radio. He is the author of Window and Mirror: RTE Television 1961-2011.