Annals of an Active Life. London: Hutchinson, nd. Two Volumes. Frontis port. Of the author to First Volume. Pages, 336, 349. Illustrated with photographs. With many chapters in both volumes relating to Ireland. Good set, ex. Library set library labels to rear paste down and small stain to fore edge of volume one, but otherwise a good clean set. Macready was the last British military commander in Ireland served 1920-1922. He was sent to command British troops in Ireland in April 1920 to carry out a counter-insurgency role against the Irish Republican Army in the Irish War of Independence. He had already expressed his view of Ireland in writing as follows: "I loathe the country--and its people with a depth deeper than the sea and more violent than that which I feel against the Boche." He believed that Ireland could be suppressed in the Summer of 1921 but following instructions from his political masters negotiated a truce in July 1921 and withdrew his troops form Ireland the following year.