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“A testament to Irish soldiers throughout modern history.” —Publishers Weekly
"From the Battle of the Boyne to the mountains of Afghanistan, Tim Newark tells the story of the Irish fighting man with wit, clarity and scholarship. No-one could do it better, reminding us that despite being a neutral country, Ireland has provided some of the world's toughest, bravest and most dedicated soldiers." —Andrew Roberts, author of The Storm of War
“Tim Newark’s The Fighting Irish is to be welcomed, exploring as it does frequently overlooked—and often truly startling and dramatic—personal narratives… Newark has highlighted a giddying range of historical experience, to impressive effect.”—BBC History Magazine
"The Fighting Irish is a must-read for anyone wanting to know how such a small nation can provide some of the world's finest fighting men." —Captain Doug Beattie MC, 1 R Irish, author of Task Force Helmand
“Reading this fascinating book over the St Patrick’s Day festivities would be as good a way as any and better than most, to celebrate what it is to be Irish." —Galway Advertiser
“Encapsulates Ireland’s international military tradition [and] sheds light on forgotten history… It is this fighting spirit that is rightly celebrated in this book.” —Irish Independent
“An excellent introduction to the military history of the Irish.” —StrategyPage.com
Praise for Highlander:
“Highlanders have long been among the most feared soldiers in the world, and Tim Newark’s book admirably tells their stirring tale. A great read!” —Bernard Cornwell
“An impressively researched and immensely readable celebration of the Highland soldier.” —Stuart Reid, author of Culloden 1746 and The Scottish Jacobite Army
“Tim Newark is a remarkably gifted storyteller, and in Highlander he really brings these proud soldiers to life.” —The Scotsman
“The book benefits from exhaustive research, unpublished manuscripts, memoirs, and letters. ... Such statements by the Highlanders themselves, which Newark unearthed, make for a powerful portrait of ferocity and courage.” —Publishers Weekly
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Posted March 21, 2013
I really enjoyed the accounts of Ireland's well known and not so well known military achievements. Newark does a great job of bringing the exploits of these brave men to life.I highly recommend this book, we too often take for granted the sacrifices made by those who have gone before us.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.