* Detailed biographical essays on 198 top British leaders, from William Pitt to Tony Blair
* 48 photographs, portraits, and cartoons including many political cartoons from World War II
* Chronological list of leaders by cabinet office--prime ministers, chancellors of the exchequer, foreign secretaries, and home secretaries
* An extensive bibliography and index
The work begins with a panoramic sketch of Ireland today, its geography, demography, economy and government. Chronologically arranged chapters trace the political, economic, social and cultural history of Ireland and the key personalities who shaped it. Ready-reference features include a timeline for easy reference to events, brief identifications of key personalities in the history of Ireland, and a bibliographic essay. Every library should update its resources on Ireland with this lively and succinct narrative history.