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1916: The Easter Rising

Tim Pat Coogan

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Phoenix
01 April 2005
History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
The Easter Rising began at 12 noon, 24 April, 1916 and lasted for six short but bloody days, resulting in the deaths of innocent civilians, the destruction of many parts of Dublin, and the true beginning of Irish independence. The 1916 Rising was born out of the Conservative and Unionist parties' illegal defiance of the democratically expressed wish of the Irish electorate for Home Rule; and of confusion, mishap and disorganisation, compounded by a split within the Volunteer leadership. Tim Pat Coogan introduces the major players, themes and outcomes of a drama that would profoundly affect twentieth-century Irish history. Not only is this the story of a turning point in Ireland's struggle for freedom, but also a testament to the men and women of courage and conviction who were prepared to give their lives for what they believed was right.
By:   Tim Pat Coogan
Imprint:   Phoenix
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 303mm,  Width: 250mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   212g
ISBN:   9780753818527
ISBN 10:   0753818523
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   01 April 2005
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tim Pat Coogan was editor of the Irish Press and is now recognised as Ireland's leading popular historian of the twentieth century. He is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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