Goldberg played a pivotal role in the social, economic and cultural development of Cork and in changing attitudes towards Ireland's Jewish community. This title provides a fascinating look at an individual who began his life as an outcast, and who throughout his career represented the downtrodden as well as 'the great and the good'. He was ultimately elected to be his city's 'First Citizen'.Goldberg was the first Jewish President of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland. He was on the Board of Governors of the National Gallery of Ireland and was deeply involved with the Cork Orchestral Society, Irish Theatre Ballet and lunchtime concerts in the Cork School of Art.
Dr Diarmuid Whelan lectures in history and international politics in UCC. He is the editor of Founded on Fear, Peter Tyrrell's gripping account of Letterfrack, war and exile. He is currently writing a biography of Conor Cruise O'Brien. Professor Dermot Keogh is the Head of the Department of History in UCC. He has published widely on various aspects of twentieth century Irish history, including Michael Collins and the Making of the Irish State and recently 1916 - The Long Revolution and The Making of the Irish Constitution.