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The 1798 Rebellion: An Illustrated History

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The heroic and tragic story of a fateful year in Irish history is recounted in words and pictures. The 1798 Rebellion uses period artwork, contemporary accounts, and a lucid text to relate the historical forces that culminated in a momentous battle for Irish independence. 136 illustrations, 58 in color.
Paperback, 185 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Roberts Rinehart Publishers
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Nov 25, 2013 rated it liked it
This was an odd book. The writing was decent, the pictures reasonably well-placed, and it's a succinct summation of a complicated series of events. But the book starts (and ends) like it's a chunk of a college textbook. I don't mean that it was dense, but that the reader is dropped into the content (and ends the book) in a very abrupt, awkward way This was very, very clearly written by academics with no experience creating popular history, but who were trying to do just that.

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