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Michael Mallin


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Born in Dublin, Brian Hughes studied in NUI Maynooth and Trinity College Dublin.


will inform the general reader, serve the Leaving Certificate student of modern Irish history well and would not go amiss in the hands of undergraduates ... further books in the series will do well to match these two and will be looked forward to by many -- Dublin Review of Books Hughes compellingly portrays a softly spoken music teacher and a dedicated family man with a strong sense of discipline whose commitment to violent insurrection robbed his pregnant wife of a husband and his four young children of a father -- History Ireland conscientious attention to detail evokes the man and the period -- History Ireland 'written in an unfussy style, the book is consistent with the publisher's aim of providing 'meticulously researched yet accessible' biographies of the Easter Rising leaders between now and 2016 -- History Ireland rescues Mallin from the long shadows cast by the Proclamation signatories -- History Ireland [an] assured biography, the first on its subject -- History Ireland interesting series -- The Irish Catholic insightful ... hopefully, other biographies in the O'Brien Press 1916 series meet the high standard set by Brian Hughes -- Liberty his last letter to his wife is moving in its intimacy ... the book is worth buying for the letter alone -- Liberty a great read and a credit to the author -- Northside People a remarkable series ... gives readers a valuable insight into the men who were executed for their part in the 1916 Rising -- Northside People 'an entertaining, accurate and well-researched portrayal both of the man and the uprising' -- Great Irish Books 'Two new series from Irish publishers are targeted more particularly at the 1916 Rising. The O'Brien Press offers the more structured series, 16 Lives, complete with attractive marketing materials and a high profile launch in the GPO in Dublin' -- Irish Publishing News 'an epic new series of books ... O'Brien Press is first off the 1916 centenary mark with 16 Lives ... it is early days but 16 Lives has set the bar for the run into 2016' -- RTE Guide 'This book does a fine job in unearthing the details of Mallin's activity as a trade unionist' -- Red Banner Magazine 'part of a series which bids fair to lift the lid on a few others executed in 1916 and little known since' -- Red Banner Magazine 'an excellent biography' -- Red Banner Magazine 'Brian Hughes offers a vivid insight into a forgotten figure' -- irishcentral.com Brian Hughes helps bring an unfairly neglected figure of Irish history alive on the page -- irishcentral.com

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