John Boyle O'Reilly His Life, Poems and Speeches

Roche, James Jeffrey (edited by Mrs. John Boyle O'Reilly)

Published by The History Company, San Francisco, CA, 1891
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there are spots of foxing throughout. The front endpaper has toning to the edges and one small rectangle of rubbing. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the first free page. From Wikipedia: "Some time in 1865, O'Reilly joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood, then commonly known as the "Fenians", a secret society of rebels dedicated to an armed uprising against British rule. He turned his energies to recruiting more Fenians within his regiment, bringing in up to 80 new members. By late 1865, the Fenians had become such a large and popular movement that they could no longer evade detection by the British authorities. The government made a number of raids, seized records, and gathered evidence from informers. Many Fenians were arrested, including O'Reilly (see Fenian Rising). Even after his later emigration to the United States of America, O'Reilly remained a close friend of Bernard McNulty, who had founded there the first US branch of the Irish Republican Brotherhood." "O'Reilly settled in Charlestown, a neighbourhood in Boston, which had a large Irish community, and soon found work on the newspaper The Pilot, started by a Jesuit Catholic priest.[3] His first major assignment was coverage of the Fenian convention in New York City in 1870, and the subsequent third Fenian invasion of Canada. The invasion was a disaster, and his experience of covering it prompted O'Reilly to reverse his opinion on military Fenianism. In rejecting militancy, he turned to achieving Ireland's independence by raising the status and self-esteem of its people. O'Reilly expressed his views through his prolific writing, his lecture tours, and his work on The Pilot. ". Bookseller Inventory # 30519

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Title: John Boyle O'Reilly His Life, Poems and ...

Publisher: The History Company, San Francisco, CA

Publication Date: 1891

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing.

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