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On Another Man S Wound

Author: Ernie O'Malley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1589790049
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Captures the feel of Ireland more than any other book.

Modern Ireland And Revolution

Author: Cormac O'Malley
Publisher: Irish Academic Press
ISBN: 1911024477
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In 1922, following a decade of political ferment and much bloodshed, the Irish Free State was established, became stabilised, and developed along conservative lines. During these years the prevailing impulse was to reprove the actions of republicans who had rejected the Anglo-Irish Treaty, and many significant revolutionary voices were left unheeded. One mind, more agile than most of his contemporaries, belonged to Ernie O’Malley. It was through his vastly popular ‘clipped lyric’ memoirs, especially On Another Man’s Wound in 1936, that many of the complexities of the republican mindset were brought to light for readers worldwide. In Modern Ireland and Revolution, leading Irish and American historians and academics deliver critical essays that consider the life, writings and monumental influence of Ernie O’Malley, and the modern arts that influenced him. After his involvement in the War of Independence and the Civil War, O’Malley developed a modernist approach while living abroad for ten years; he was devoted to the arts, moved in circles that included Georgia O’Keeffe and Paul Strand, and through his probing mind counteracted any notion that republicans of his era were dull, inflexible idealists. In this fascinating collection, art and revolution coincide, enriching every preconception of the minds that supported both sides of the Treaty, and revealing untoward truths about the Irish Free State’s process of remembrance.

The Singing Flame

Author: Ernie O'Malley
Publisher: Mercier PressLtd
ISBN: 9781856358859
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A unique account of the circumstances that led to the Irish Civil War- a fascinating portryal of a turbulent time in Ireland's history.

Ernie O Malley Ira Intellectual

Author: Richard English
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0191513393
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Ernie O'Malley (1897-1957) was one of the most talented and colourful of modern Irish republicans. An important IRA leader in the 1916-1923 Irish Revolution, this bookish gunman subsequently became a distinguished intellectual, and the author of two classic autobiographical accounts of the revolutionary period: On Another Man's Wound and The Singing Flame. His post-revolutionary life took on a bohemian flavour. Travelling extensively in Europe and America, he mixed with a wide range of artistic and literary figures, and devoted himself to a variety of writing projects. In his IRA career he mixed with revolutionaries such as Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera; in his post-IRA years his friends included Samuel Beckett, Louis MacNeice, John Wayne, and John Ford. This important new thematic biography draws on previously unseen archival sources, and introduces O'Malley to both scholarly and general readers. O'Malley's post-revolutionary life was as turbulent as his IRA years, and illuminates many persistent themes of Irish history, ranging from the origins and culture of militant republicanism and the complexities of Anglo-Irish relations to the development of intellectual and artistic life in twentieth-century Ireland. This exciting new biography will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the background to modern Irish politics and the past and present role of the IRA.

Terrorismus Und Freiheitskampf

Author: Nikolaus Braun
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3486707477
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Anders als die bisher überwiegend an militärischen Fakten interessierte Forschung verfolgt Nikolaus Braun einen primär legitimatorischen Konflikt, einen politischen Glaubenskrieg, in dem die symbolische Ebene genauso entscheidend war wie militärische Realitäten. Die Untersuchung geht dabei weit über eine herkömmliche Geschichte von Propaganda und Presse hinaus: Nicht nur Fahnen, Lieder, Briefmarken, Uniformen etc. gerieten zu Trägern nationaler Propaganda, ebenso wurden Beerdigungen, Hungerstreiks, Exekutionen, aber auch die gesamte Außenpolitik und weite Teile der Kriegführung regelrecht inszeniert. Braun verfolgt, wie sich Denk- und Handlungsmöglichkeiten gegenseitig antrieben, bedingten und blockierten, und macht damit die innere Logik eines scheinbar irrationalen Konflikts sichtbar.

The Irish Civil War And Society

Author: G. Foster
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137425709
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The Irish Civil War and Society sheds new light on the social currents shaping the Irish Civil War, from the 'politics of respectability' behind animosities and discourses; to the intersection of social conflicts with political violence; to the social dimensions of the war's messy aftermath.

The Republic

Author: Charles Townshend
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241003490
Size: 25.95 MB
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A gripping narrative of the most critical years in modern Ireland's history, from Charles Townshend The protracted, terrible fight for independence pitted the Irish against the British and the Irish against other Irish. It was both a physical battle of shocking violence against a regime increasingly seen as alien and unacceptable and an intellectual battle for a new sort of country. The damage done, the betrayals and grim compromises put the new nation into a state of trauma for at least a generation, but at a nearly unacceptable cost the struggle ended: a new republic was born. Charles Townshend's Easter 1916 opened up the astonishing events around the Rising for a new generation and in The Republic he deals, with the same unflinchingly wish to get to the truth behind the legend, with the most critical years in Ireland's history. There has been a great temptation to view these years through the prisms of martyrology and good-and-evil. The picture painted by Townshend is far more nuanced and sceptical - but also never loses sight of the ordinary forms of heroism performed by Irish men and women trapped in extraordinary times. Reviews: 'Electric ... [a] magisterial and essential book' Irish Times About the author: Charles Townshend is the author of the highly praised Easter 1916:The Irish Rebellion. His other books include The British Campaigns in Ireland, 1919-21 and When God Made Hell: The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Making of Iraq, 1914-21.

Who S Who In The Irish War Of Independence And Civil War 1916 1923

Author: Padraic O'Farrell
Publisher: Lilliput PressLtd
ISBN: 9781874675853
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This work deals with the personalities involved on both sides of the Irish War of Independence and Civil War, listing not only the main activists but many other combatants who played supporting but equally important roles in the conflict. The work draws on both public and private sources, including archives, records and journals of the Royal Irish Constabulary, Dublin Metropolitan Police, Royal Ulster Constabulary, Irish Defence Forces and the British Army. The book refers to interviews conducted by the author with celebrated people who took prominent parts on the national scene as well as minor participants in long-forgotten incidents. The former include Sean MacBride, Pedar O'Donnell, Todd Andrews, General Michael Brennan, Lt Gen M.J. Costello, Colonel Dan Bryan, Sheila Humphreys, Maire Comerford, Liam O'Flaherty, Sean Dowling and close relatives of Sean MacEoin and Ernie O'Malley, whose biographies the author has also written.