one hundred years of Irish Independence : from the Easter Rising to the present /
Tim Pat Coogan.
|Main Creator:||Coogan, Tim Pat, 1935- author.|
"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"--
|Edition:||First U.S. edition.|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-317) and index.
Physical description: 329 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
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