Recollections of The Irish War (1927)
Book ID: 65923
Recollections of The Irish War. London: Ernest Been Limited, 1927. First Edition. Pp viii, 309. Frontispiece portrait plate of the author. Green cloth lightly faded and spotted, internally a fine bright copy.
A personal account of the Irish struggle for independence form the founding of the Irish Volunteers in 1913 to the truce in July, 1921.
By 1920 Darrell Figgis was a prominent member of the first Dáil and he chaired the committee that drew up the State’s first Constitution. When Michael Collins sat down to sign the new Irish constitution in the Shelbourne Hotel in 1922 the document was largely the work of Darrell Figgis (an event which is commemorated with a plaque in the aptly named Constitution Room of the Shelbourne Hotel). Following the Civil War Figgis refused to side with either De Valera or Cosgrave and in the 1922 elections ran successfully as an independent for South Dublin. He died tragically in 1925 at the age of 43.
Out of stock