Douglas Hyde. Maker of Modern Ireland (1974)
Book ID: 63338
Douglas Hyde. A Maker of Modern Ireland. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1974. First Edition. Pp 92. A very good copy in dust jacket.
Part of the ‘Irish Writers Series’ published by Bucknell University Press.
Known as a tireless nationalist, Hyde attracted attention on both sides of the Atlantic from a very early age. The first president of modern Ireland, he was hailed by Yeats as a source of the Irish Literary Renaissance. Yet in spite of these and other accomplishments Hyde remained an enigmatic figure throughout his life. This work dispels for the first time the myths and misinformation that have obscured the private life of this extraordinary scholar and statesman.