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The period from 1913 to 1923 in Ireland's history of rebellion is undoubtedly the most significant. The period takes in the revival of interest in all things Irish around 1913, the heroic Easter Rising of 1916, the bloody War of Independence 1919-1921, and the bitter Civil War of 1922-1923. Here for the first time are images of those episodes, the people, the places, city and country, with insightful commentary describing the context of each photograph. This book gives the reader glimpses of this exciting time in Ireland through contemporary photographs.
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Padraig Og O Ruairc is originally from Co. Clare. His first book was 'Blood On The Banner: The Republican Struggle in Clare 1913-1923' and he has contributed to Mercier's Military History of the Irish Civil War series with 'The Battle for Limerick City'.Review:
No other publication has so vividly documented the human face of the struggle with such pathos and immediacy. Dr Ruan O'Donnell A fascinating collection of images which shines a vivid light on the events of the Irish revolution. Dr Fearghal McGarry Tremendous. The revolutionary period is brought to life by this fantastic collection of photographs, many of them never seen previously outside the archives ... An important addition to the literature on the struggle for independence. Dr Brian Hanley O Ruairc's collection of evocative images captures the humanity and brutality evident in the Irish Revolution. Dr John Borgonovo
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Book Description Mercier Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11185635752X