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Memoirs Of Senator James G Douglas 1887 1954 Concerned Citizen

Author : James Green Douglas
ISBN : UOM:39015047576965
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Senator James G. Douglas, a Dublin business and and a Quaker and Irish nationalist, was active in the Irish White Cross, 1920-22. Appointed by Michael Collins as a member of the committee which prepared drafts for the first Irish constitution in 1922. He was a member of Seanad Eireann in 1922-36, 1938-43 and 1944-54. These memoirs relate his involvement in the events of 1916-26. He casts fresh light on some events - revealing for example his secret meetings with De Valera in the closing stages of the Civil War.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Emmet Dalton

Author : Sean Boyne
ISBN : 9781908928696
Genre : History
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This is the first-ever biography of Emmet Dalton, an American-born Dubliner, Home Ruler and later Republican, whose extraordinary military career as a British officer, IRA leader and General in the Free State army brought him from Flanders to Beal na Bláth. A decorated hero of the Battle of the Somme, he returned from the war with the rank of Captain and transferred his military expertise to the now rampant IRA, serving as Director of Training, and greatly impressing Michael Collins with his extraordinary daring and nerve. Soon befriending Collins and becoming his close confidante, he accompanied him to the Treaty talks in London in 1921, and in the Civil War that followed Dalton oversaw the bombardment of the Four Courts, personally manning an 18-pounder artillery gun. He then masterminded and led the audacious seaborne landings and successful recapture of Cork City and Munster Republic from Anti-Treaty forces, but was ultimately traumatised when Collins died in his arms at Beal na Bláith. In his expansive biography, Sean Boyne vividly portrays Dalton's experiences and the vital role he played in the politics and wars that created the independent Irish state. Dalton was the first Senate Clerk and he became a pioneer of the Irish film world, founding Ardmore film studios and establishing the Irish Film industry. An attractive and high-achieving figure in Irish life in war and peace, Dalton's heroism allowed him to live his many lives to the full, and this compelling biography does justice to a figure who will captivate all those interested in modern Irish history and the birth of the state.
Category: History

A New History Of Ireland Volume Vii

Author : J. R. Hill
ISBN : 9780199592821
Genre : History
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Volume VII covers a period of major significance in Ireland's history: the division of Ireland and the eventual establishment of the Irish Republic.
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Ireland In The 20th Century

Author : Tim Pat Coogan
ISBN : 9781407097213
Genre : History
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Ireland's bestselling popular historian tells the story of contemporary Ireland - controversial, authoritative and highly readable. Tim Pat Coogan's biographies of Michael Collins and DeValera and his studies of the IRA, the Troubles and the Irish Diaspora have transformed our understanding of contemporary Ireland, and all have been massive bestsellers. Now he has produced a major history of Ireland in the twentieth century. Covering both South and North and dealing with cultural and social history as well as political, this enthralling work will become the definitive single-volume account of the making of modern Ireland.
Category: History

Land Learning

Author : Robert Brendan McDowell
ISBN : 1874675147
Genre : Social Science
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This tale of two Dublin gentlemen's clubs, Kildare Street (founded in 1782) and University (founded in 1849), is a sprightly, entertaining read, as well as a serious history of the Irish leisured, their manners, habits, and social attitudes.
Category: Social Science