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The Resource The republic : the fight for Irish independence, 1918-1923, Charles Townshend

The republic : the fight for Irish independence, 1918-1923, Charles Townshend

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The republic : the fight for Irish independence, 1918-1923
Title
The republic
Title remainder
the fight for Irish independence, 1918-1923
Statement of responsibility
Charles Townshend
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Subtitled, }The Fight For Irish Independence, 1918-1923{. A gripping narrative of the most critical years in modern Ireland's history. From the author of }Easter 1916{.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Townshend, Charles
Dewey number
  • 941.50821
  • 941.5'0821
  • 941.50821
  • 941.50821
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA962
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • European history
  • History
  • Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions
  • National liberation & independence, post-colonialism
  • Ireland
  • Inter-war period c 1919 to c 1939
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • History
Summary expansion
A gripping narrative of the most critical years in modern Ireland's history, from Charles Townshend The protracted, terrible fight for independence pitted the Irish against the British and the Irish against other Irish. It was both a physical battle of shocking violence against a regime increasingly seen as alien and unacceptable and an intellectual battle for a new sort of country. The damage done, the betrayals and grim compromises put the new nation into a state of trauma for at least a generation, but at a nearly unacceptable cost the struggle ended: a new republic was born. Charles Townshend's Easter 1916 opened up the astonishing events around the Rising for a new generation and in The Republic he deals, with the same unflinchingly wish to get to the truth behind the legend, with the most critical years in Ireland's history. There has been a great temptation to view these years through the prisms of martyrology and good-and-evil. The picture painted by Townshend is far more nuanced and sceptical - but also never loses sight of the ordinary forms of heroism performed by Irish men and women trapped in extraordinary times. Reviews: 'Electric ... [a] magisterial and essential book' Irish Times About the author: Charles Townshend is the author of the highly praised Easter 1916:The Irish Rebellion. His other books include The British Campaigns in Ireland, 1919-21 and When God Made Hell: The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Making of Iraq, 1914-21
Label
The republic : the fight for Irish independence, 1918-1923, Charles Townshend
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0021477756
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 536 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780713999839
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Label
The republic : the fight for Irish independence, 1918-1923, Charles Townshend
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0021477756
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 536 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780713999839
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)

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