Book ID: 65568
Allegiance. Dublin: Browne & Nolan, 1950. First Edition. Pp x, 371. Illustrated with plates. A nice bright copy in pictorial dust jacket.
A vivid and exciting account of an epic period in Ireland’s history (1914-1922).
Robert Brennan (1881-1964) had a varied public career in politics, journalism and diplomacy. He was leader of the Easter Rising in Wexford in 1916 and director of publicity for the Republican forces during the Irish Civil War, as a result of which activities he spent much time in British jails. In 1918 he was active with organizers for Sinn Fein and was director of elections in the 1918 General Election. He was the first Director General of the Irish Press and later became First Irish Minister in Washington, a post he held throughout the second world war.