Recollections of an Irish Rebel. Facsimile Edition (1969)
Book ID: 65589
Recollections of an Irish Rebel. A Personal Narrative by John Devoy. Introduction By Sean O’Luing. Shannon: Irish University Press, 1969. Small folio. Green cloth boards in pink dust jacket. Jacket lightly faded & chipped, book in fine bright condition.
Facsimile issue of the first edition published in 1929.
At age nineteen John Devoy was sworn into the Fenian movement and later signed the National Petition, a plebiscite for self-determination for the Irish people. During the same year of 1861 Devoy served with the French Foreign Legion in Algeria. On his return to Ireland he was appointed by the Fenian leader, James Stephens, to the position of Fenian organiser in the Naas area and later as chief organiser of Irishmen serving in the British Army in Ireland. He spent 57 years as a political exile in America, returning in 1924 for a six week tour. On his return he began writing his memoirs ‘Recollections of an Irish Rebel.’ He died at the age of 86, in 1928.