All the Risings

All the Risings

Rising rubbish?

[Recensie] In the past year and centenary of the 1916 Rising in Ireland we were overwhelmed by publications on the rebellion, and its aftermath in the form of the War of Independence and the Civil War. An original approach was taken by Kevin Kenna, who in his book wants to give an overview of all armed struggles by the Irish against foreign invaders.

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Michael Mallin

Michael Mallin

From British imperialist soldier to socialist revolutionary

[Recensie] Michael Mallin is one of the lesser known of the leaders executed in the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising. Being the first full-scale biography ever written of Mallin, this book contains many previously unexplored aspects of his life. The author, Brian Hughes, studied history at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth and at Trinity College,

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Sean Murray

Sean Murray

Seán Murray and his role in twentieth-century Irish leftwing politics

[Recensie] With this book Seán Byers wants to give a proper place in historiography to Seán Murray (1898-1961), who was one of the founders and first general secretary of the Communist Party of Ireland (CPI). Besides his CPI activity, Murray was involved in many great historical events during his lifetime.

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