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Author Coogan, Tim Pat, 1935- author.

Title 1916 : one hundred years of Irish independence : from the Easter Rising to the present / Tim Pat Coogan.

Publication Info. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016.

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    941.7082 COO    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 329 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary "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'? 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Ireland -- History -- Easter Rising, 1916 -- Influence.
Ireland -- History -- 1922-
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1922-
Added Title Nineteen sixteen
One hundered years of Irish independence
100 years of Irish independence
ISBN 9781250110596 (hardback)
1250110599 (hardback)

 
    
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