1916

1916

One Hundred Years of Irish Independence : From the Easter Rising to the Present

Book - 2016
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"The 1916 Easter Rising and its aftermath changed Ireland for ever. The British government's execution of 14 republican rebels transformed a group hitherto perceived as cranks and troublemakers into national heroes. Those who avoided the British firing squads of May 1916 went on to plan a new - and ultimately successful - struggle for Ireland's independence, shaping their country's destiny for the century to come. But what sort of country did they create? And to what extent does post-1916 Ireland measure up to the hopes and aspirations of 'MacDonagh and MacBride / And Connolly and Pearse'? Best-selling historian Tim Pat Coogan offers a strongly personal perspective on the Irish century that followed the Rising - charting a flawed history that is marked as much by complacency, corruption and institutional and clerical abuse, as it is by the sacrifices and nation-building achievements of the Republic's founding fathers"--cProvided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2016
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250110596
Branch Call Number: 941.7082 Coo
Characteristics: 329 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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