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1916 : the Easter rising /
Tim Pat Coogan.
imprint
London : Cassell, 2001.
description
192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
ISBN
0304359025
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imprint
London : Cassell, 2001.
isbn
0304359025
catalogue key
4630914
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Tim Pat Coogan, one of Ireland's most prominent journalists, is also well known as an historian, broadcaster and writer. He has appeared on television in most English-speaking countries and throughout Europe, and has written for a number of Irish, European and American publications
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2002-02-01:
There being no shortage of books on the Easter Rising, this book must have been published for its pictures of fighters, damaged buildings, and typed orders. Viewing the current peace process through the legacy of the rising is the core of Coogan's (The IRA; Ireland Since the Rising) narrative. That legacy and the political extremists on both sides keep colliding, he writes, and when peace seems at hand another group claims the mantle of the IRA or the Orange Order and resists. Coogan ultimately touches on a more irresistible force than Easter 1916 the Catholics of Ulster are reproducing faster than the Protestants are; democracy should ultimately yield to demographics. In the meantime, this volume is bound and printed more like a coffee-table book than a history, so perhaps it would do better as a gift. An entertaining read but strictly for devotees. Robert Moore, Parexel Corp., Waltham, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Main Description
On April 14, 1916 the Easter rising started when rebels seized a number of strong points in Dublin. They held until blasted from their positions by an overwhelming superiority in numbers and heavy artillery. The subsequent executions of the leaders, along with the arrests, court-martials, and detention of 3,500 people (three times the number of actual participants), won the insurgents sympathy and resulted in an overwhelming desire for freedom among the public.
Unpaid Annotation
On April 14, 1916 the Easter rising started when rebels seized a number of strong points in Dublin. They held until blasted from their positions by an overwhelming superiority in numbers and heavy artillery. The subsequent executions of the leaders, along with the arrests, court-martials, and detention of 3,500 people (three times the number of actual participants), won the insurgents sympathy and resulted in an overwhelming desire for freedom amongthe public.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This book covers the major events, the major players and the consequences of this historic moment in Irish history. The text is accompanied by historic photographic material.
Main Description
Coogan has written an outstanding account...enhanced by well-chosen historic photographs, maps and documents."--"Celtic Connection" On April 14, 1916, it all began--and 6 short but bloody days later, true Irish independence emerged from the ruins. Coogan's outstanding account of this seminal event provides a testament to a turning point in Irish history and to those who perished in the struggle. Born of the thwarted, democratically expressed desire for Home Rule--as well as political confusion--the Easter Uprising started when rebels seized a number of strong points in Dublin. The subsequent executions of the leaders, along with the arrest, court-martial, and detention of 3500 people, won the insurgents sympathy and resulted in an overwhelming desire for freedom among the public.
Table of Contents
A Cautionary Tale for Todayp. 6
The 1916 Easter Risingp. 8
Aftermathp. 180
Bibliography and Endnotesp. 188
Indexp. 190
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