Introduction 1: Irish Politics: A Father's Legacy 2: Winston Churchill: The Making of a Home Ruler 3: Churchill in Belfast 4: The 'Plot Against Ulster' 5: Ireland at the Front 6: War in Ireland 7: The Making and Breaking of the Treaty Settlement 8: The Disintegration of Churchill's Irish Legacy 9: Churchill and Irish Neutrality 10: 'Saving them from themselves' Conclusion Notes Index
Paul Bew is Professor of Irish Politics, Queens University Belfast, and a crossbench peer in the House of Lords. He is co-chair of the Speaker's Advisory Committee for Parliament's commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill's death. He is also the author of numerous books and articles on Irish political history, including Ireland: The Politics of Enmity, 1789-2006 (2007), also published by Oxford University Press.
`Paul Bew has given us a masterly exposition of Churchill's lifelong engagement with Irish affairs.' Paul Addison, author of Churchill: The Unexpected Hero `An engaging, appreciative, and politically astute study... a book that proves, if needed, that Churchills legacy still offers both an inspiration and a reproach for contemporary politicians, as they sink ever deeper into the mire of cynicism, triviality, sound-bites, and tweets.' David Fitzpatrick, Professor of Modern History, Trinity College Dublin