The Legendary 'Lugs' Branigan: Ireland's Most Famed Garda

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Lugs joined the police force in 1931, and over the years until his retirement in 1973 he became part of the folklore of Dublin. Here, Kevin Kearns presents a remarkable account of a remarkable man: a tough, fearless, fair garda who was loved by the vulnerable and feared by Dublin's criminals.

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Kevin C. Kearns, Ph.D., is a social historian and Professor Emeritus at the University of Northern Colorado. He has written more than ten books on Dublin, most notably Dublin Tenement Life, which was number 1 on the Irish Times bestseller list for many weeks. Other books include Ireland's Arctic Siege and The Bombing of Dublin's North Strand, 1941.He now resides in Maine.

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Book Description Gill & Macmillan Ltd, 2016. Condition: New. James Christopher 'Lugs' Branigan was a garda who became a legend in his own lifetime. An advocate of tough justice, he was a law unto himself. Indeed, 'he had the scars to show he earned the undisputed reputation as the country's toughest and bravest cop'. Num Pages: 380 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBR; 3JJ; BGH; HBTB; JKSW1; WSTB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 157 x 224 x 32. Weight in Grams: 624. . 2016. Paperback. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780717168293

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Book Description Gill, Ireland, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Born in the Liberties of Dublin in 1910, Jim Branigan was, by his own admission, a shy, scrawny sissy as a lad. Cruelly beaten by bullies in the railway yard where he worked during his teens, he refused to fight back. Yet he went on to become a heavyweight boxing champion and to earn the undisputed reputation as the country s toughest and bravest garda . Refusing to carry a baton and relying upon his fists instead, he dealt with Dublin s array of gurriers and criminals, taking on the vicious animal gangs of the 1930s and 40s and quelling the wild rock-and-roll riots of the 50s. Ironically, for all his fame as a tough, fearless garda, he was most beloved for his humanity and compassion. His role as guardian of the battered women of the tenements and as protector and father figure of the city s piteous prostitutes-or pavement hostesses , as he called them-was unrecorded in the press and hushed up by the Garda brass. His is a tale of extraordinary courage and compassion, and this untold part of his story is long overdue. Here is a book that presents a revealing and unvarnished portrait of the man and his life, authenticated by the oral testimony of family members, friends and Garda mates who stood with him through the most harrowing and poignant experiences. A revealing portrait not just of a passionate and dedicated public figure, but also of a society undergoing great and constant change. Eamon Delaney, Irish Independent A tale of extraordinary courage and compassion. Ireland s Own One of those people who become a legend in his own time. Chief Superintendent Edmund Doherty. Seller Inventory # AGM9780717168293

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Book Description Gill, Ireland, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Born in the Liberties of Dublin in 1910, Jim Branigan was, by his own admission, a shy, scrawny sissy as a lad. Cruelly beaten by bullies in the railway yard where he worked during his teens, he refused to fight back. Yet he went on to become a heavyweight boxing champion and to earn the undisputed reputation as the country s toughest and bravest garda . Refusing to carry a baton and relying upon his fists instead, he dealt with Dublin s array of gurriers and criminals, taking on the vicious animal gangs of the 1930s and 40s and quelling the wild rock-and-roll riots of the 50s. Ironically, for all his fame as a tough, fearless garda, he was most beloved for his humanity and compassion. His role as guardian of the battered women of the tenements and as protector and father figure of the city s piteous prostitutes-or pavement hostesses , as he called them-was unrecorded in the press and hushed up by the Garda brass. His is a tale of extraordinary courage and compassion, and this untold part of his story is long overdue. Here is a book that presents a revealing and unvarnished portrait of the man and his life, authenticated by the oral testimony of family members, friends and Garda mates who stood with him through the most harrowing and poignant experiences. A revealing portrait not just of a passionate and dedicated public figure, but also of a society undergoing great and constant change. Eamon Delaney, Irish Independent A tale of extraordinary courage and compassion. Ireland s Own One of those people who become a legend in his own time. Chief Superintendent Edmund Doherty. Seller Inventory # AGM9780717168293

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