A Nation of Extremes: The Pioneers in Twentieth-century Ireland

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Irish Academic Press, 1999 - History - 284 pages
The Irish have had, and continue to experience an extraordinary relationship with alcohol. Ferriter explores this relationship, in the twentieth century, from the point of view of the group who were intent on reducing alcohol consumption through membership of the Pioneer Total Abstinence of the Sacred Heart.

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Diarmaid Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History at University College, Dublin. He has written a number of books on Irish history, including The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000, Occasions of Sin: Sex & Society in Modern Ireland, and Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s. In 2010 he presented the RTE TV series The Limits of Liberty.

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