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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

About the Author

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.


A vivid and compelling narrative that explores the thoughts, fears, and motivations of the revolutionaries in this seminal event. * The Boston Globe *
'The Rising' offers invaluable insights into the insurrection from ground level. * The Boston Globe *
McGarry offers a poignant mosaic of idealism, bravery, and humanity. * The Boston Globe *
'The Rising' is rich with tales of the acts of ordinary Dubliners. * The Boston Globe *
The novelty of the book lies in its perspective. * America *
He seamlessly weaves together these richly evocative witnesses with current historiography and narrative. * America Magazine *
A very readable, yet historically important book that will appeal to general readers and to experts. * Mary E. Daly, The Irish Times *

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