The Republic: The Fight for Irish Independence, 1918-1923 (Hardback)
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The Republic: The Fight for Irish Independence, 1918-1923 (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 26/09/2013
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This is 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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780713999839
Weight: 1005 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 38 mm

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