Eamon De Valera: The Man Who Was Ireland

Eamon De Valera: The Man Who Was Ireland

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No figure cast a longer shadow over Irish politics and public life in the twentieth century than Eamon de Valera. Born in Manhattan in 1882 of Spanish and Irish parents, de Valera was raised by his mother’s farming family in County Clare. While working as a teacher, he was swept up in the rising tide of nationalism that culminated in the Easter Rising of 1916. Though he narrowly escaped execution for his role in the rebellion de Valera emerged as a cult hero and was a leading political figure for the next fifty years.

In this landmark biography, Irish journalist and historian Tim Pat Coogan explores the remarkable legacy of one of Ireland's most influential political figures-Eamon de Valera. With eloquence, wit, and exacting documentation, Coogan exposes the full spectrum of de Valera's rise and ultimate dominance in Irish politics, and the lasting results of his rule.


Item specifics

Condition: Good. A book that has been read but is in good condition. No obvious damage to the book cover. No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages.

Author: Tim Coogan
Format: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0760712514
Height: 23.4cm
Width: 15.25cm
Spine: 5cm

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