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The Rising: Easter 1916


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1: The Rising Generation: Separatism in Ireland 2: Arms in Irish hands: Volunteering 3: The Soul of the Nation: War 4: Walking on Air: The Rising in Dublin 5: Glorious Forever: The Fall of the Republic 6: Charlie Weston, Are you Gone Mad? The Rising in Provincial Ireland 7: A Good End: Punishment 8: The Beginning of Ireland: Aftermath

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Fearghal McGarry is currently Senior Lecturer in History at Queen's University, Belfast. Previously he was Lecturer in Irish History at Trinity College, Dublin, and Government of Ireland Research Fellow at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is the author of a number of books on Irish history in the twentieth century, including Frank Ryan (2002), Irish Politics and the Spanish Civil War (1999), and most recently Eoin O'Duffy: A Self-Made Hero (2005), also published by Oxford University Press.


`McGarry brings us close to the terrifying and exhilarating experience that was 1916. He seamlessly weaved together evocative witnesses with current historiography and narrative... Excellent.' America Magazine `judicious and compelling' Alvin Jackson, The Journal of Modern History `Beautifully produced.' Mary E. Daly, The Irish Times `The Rising not only provides a lucid explanation of what happened in 1916, it also gives us the best account yet of what it was like to be there: with Pearse and Connolly in the GPO, under de Valera's command defending Mount Street Bridge, or just suffering through it all as a helpless civilian. Fearghal McGarry has a keen biographer's eye for human detail and uses it here to weave together the myriad stories of the Easter rebellion. ' Peter Hart, author of The I.R.A. at War

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