1916: The Easter Rising

1916: The Easter Rising

Description

An account of the events, personalities and repercussions of the Irish rebellion The Easter Rising began at 12 noon, 24 April, 1916 and lasted for six short but bloody days, resulting in the deaths of innocent civilians, the destruction of many parts of Dublin, and the true beginning of Irish independence. The 1916 Rising was born out of the Conservative and Unionist parties' illegal defiance of the democratically expressed wish of the Irish electorate for Home Rule; and of confusion, mishap and disorganisation, compounded by a split within the Volunteer leadership. Tim Pat Coogan introduces the major players, themes and outcomes of a drama that would profoundly affect twentieth-century Irish history. Not only is this the story of a turning point in Ireland's struggle for freedom, but also a testament to the men and women of courage and conviction who were prepared to give their lives for what they believed was right.

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Details

Author(s)
Tim Pat Coogan
Format
Paperback | 208 pages
Dimensions
250 x 303 x 17mm | 212g
Publication date
28 May 2005
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Imprint
WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
16
ISBN10
0753818523
ISBN13
9780753818527
Bestsellers rank
55,535