England's greatest spy : Éamon de Valera : a biography /
by John J. Turi.
London : Stacey International, c2009.
xxii, 472 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
1906768099 (Cloth), 9781906768096 (Cloth)
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London : Stacey International, c2009.
1906768099 (Cloth)
9781906768096 (Cloth)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-466) and index.
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John J. Turi, in his book, England.s Greatest Spy, presents startling new evidence to prove that the man who led Ireland throughout most of the 20th century was not a sainted national leader of high purpose and moral principle. Instead, he was an agent for England, subverting Irish aspirations while working diligently to promote English interests in Ireland and America. Rather than lionize de Valera, as a succession of Irish writers have done for more than half a century, Turi puts him in the dock and exposes the ways and means by which every major decision of the Irish President worked to the benefit of England with disastrous results for Ireland. In doing so, Turi sets Irish history on its head. He calls for a reexamination of almost the entire pantheon of 20th century Irish heroes and villains, saints and sinners. His work questions almost every article of faith in the Irish historical canon and answers questions that heretofore have gone unanswered. He challenges beliefs that have gone unchallenged. He poses daunting issues for traditionalist and revisionist alike. England's Greatest Spy is fascinating reading not only for Irish scholars but also for history and mystery buffs everywhere.
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Here Turi presents startling new evidence to prove that the man who led Ireland throughout most of the 20th century, and whose dominance was such that he was identified with Ireland long after his death, was not a sainted national leader of high purpose and moral principle.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
prefacep. ix
Introduction: An Historical Perspectivep. xiii
The Metamorphosis of Éamon de Valerap. 1
Birth to 1916p. 11
The1916 Easter Risingp. 23
de Valera in Commandp. 49
Death or a Dealp. 64
ôAssignment Sinn Féin"p. 79
The Great Lincoln Jail ôEscapeöp. 84
Dublin: Lost Opportunityp. 96
"Assignment America"p. 102
Bond Certificate Drivep. 126
"Assignment American Party Conventions"p. 137
American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic (AARIR)p. 163
"Assignment Ireland"p. 178
Peace, at Last?p. 188
The "magnanimous" gesturep. 200
"Assignment Chaos"p. 232
"Assignment Civil War"p. 258
The Murder of Arthur Griffith and Michael Collinsp. 291
"Assignment Boundary Commission"p. 319
"Assignment Partition"p. 333
Out of the Wildernessp. 343
"Assignment Economic War"p. 357
"Assignment Irish Republican Army"p. 372
"AssignmentIrish Constitution"p. 395
"Assignment Irish Ports"p. 410
"Assignment Neutrality"p. 422
Hitler Condolencesp. 442
The de Valera Legacyp. 448
Epilogue: Closing argument - The People vs. Éamon de Valera:p. 462
Bibliographyp. 463
Indexp. 467
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