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Easter 1916: The Irish Rebellion
     

Easter 1916: The Irish Rebellion

by Charles Townshend
 

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Ireland's Easter Rising of 1916 is one of the handful of modern historical events that instantly created its own mythology and changed millions of lives forever. Charles Townshend's remarkable new book vividly re-creates this extraordinary time when a powerful narrative was born and Ireland was launched into a new world.

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Ireland's Easter Rising of 1916 is one of the handful of modern historical events that instantly created its own mythology and changed millions of lives forever. Charles Townshend's remarkable new book vividly re-creates this extraordinary time when a powerful narrative was born and Ireland was launched into a new world.

Editorial Reviews

Word Power
Vivid, authoritative and gripping, Easter 1916 is a major work.
Library Bookwatch
Summarizes some forty years of scholarship on the topic, adding its own dramatic flair and insights. . . . A quite vivid reenactment.
Blue Ridge Business Journal
Marvelously rendered. . . . Townshend strips away . . . myth and tells the real story, which intensifies with the truth.
Livejournal
Anyone interested in Irish history, of whatever political views, should be grateful to [Townshend] for pulling this material together and . . . for the wealth of detail.
Dublin Sunday Times
Townshend's is a dramatic story excellently told...that brings the reader back on the streets of the capital as a series of events changed forever how people on the island of Ireland would live their lives.
CHOICE
Remarkably evenhanded and insightful. . . . The definitive study of the topic for all students of Irish History.
The Irish Times
Authoritative and compelling. . . . He writes with great clarity and has mined a formidable array of primary source material.
Historywire
Townshend is the first author to use the full compendium of the Irish Bureau of Military History records.
Journal of Military History
This is a crisply written, balanced, and well-organized study.
Times Literary Supplement - Roy Foster
Enthralling and definitive . . . he writes with soldierly clarity but also delivers an emotional punch.
Guardian - John Banville
The definitive account. . . . The book is fantastically detailed yet wonderfully readable.
Catholic News Service - John H. Carroll
The author may or may not have seen active military service but his interpretation of small unit actions and close-in fighting is sharp and realistic.
The San Diego Union-Tribune - Martin Zimmerman
Peeling back the mythology to uncover the history.
Socialist Review - Paul O'Brien
Townshend provides the most comprehensive and considered account of the rising, set in its time and place.
Newsfromnowhere.Org - Mark Mitchell
Easter 1916 brings to life the group of remarkable men and women whose actions changed their nation forever.
Times Literary Supplement - Michael Howard
[Easter 1916] is not an under-studied topic, but Townshend handles it with a mastery of the background and the sources that makes his work exceptional.
Choice
Remarkably evenhanded and insightful....The definitive study of the topic for all students of Irish history.

Journal of Modern History
[An] authoritative study of a key episode in Irish history, portrayed with poise, erudition, and sound judgment by a fine historian.
—David Fitzpatrick
Journal Of Military History
This is a crisply written, balanced, and well-organized study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566639651
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
09/16/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
906,974
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.40(d)

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Steve Goddard
"...Townshend is the first author to use the full compendium of the Irish Bureau of Military History records..."
John H. Carroll
"The author may or may not have seen active military service but his interpretation of small unit actions and close-in fighting is sharp and realistic....a useful military archive."-(John H. Carroll, Catholic News Service)

Meet the Author

Charles Townshend is professor of international history at the University of Keele in England, where he has built a reputation as one of the world's foremost authorities on the history of Ireland and especially the relationship between Ireland and Britain. His books include The British Campaign in Ireland, 1919–1921; Political Violence in Ireland; Ireland: The Twentieth Century; Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction; and Desert Hell: The British Invasion of Mesopotamia.

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