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1916: The Easter Rising

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1916: The Easter Rising by Tim Pat Coogan
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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.

Author Biography

Tim Pat Coogan was editor of the Irish Press and is now recognised as Ireland's leading popular historian of the twentieth century. He is based in Dublin, Ireland.
Release date NZ
March 3rd, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16 Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages
208
Dimensions
250x303x17
ISBN-13
9780753818527
Product ID
1686906

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