The Irish Revolution and How It Came About (1923)
Book ID: 64758
The Irish Revolution and How It Came About. London: George Allen, 1923. First Edition. Pp vi, 462. Original green cloth lettered in gilt to spine & in blind to upper cover. A fine bright copy.
A historical account of the events leading up to the 1916 Rising and continuing to the Truce of 1921.
The author William O’Brien was an Irish journalist and politician who was for several years second only to Charles Stewart Parnell among Irish Nationalist leaders. He was appointed editor of the Irish Land League’s weekly United Ireland in 1881. He disagreed with the establishment of a Irish Free State under the Treaty, still believing that Partition of Ireland was too high a price to pay for partial independence.
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