Irish Rebels

Irish Rebels

by Morgan Llywelyn
     
 
From the daring pirate-queen Grace O'Malley to the fiery Protestant lawyer Theobald Wolfe Tone, the stories behind 18 of Ireland's greatest rebels have been collected in this book. Ranging from the 16th century to today, these rebels come from diverse backgrounds but have each challenged the Establishment and fought for their right to self-determination. From the

Overview

From the daring pirate-queen Grace O'Malley to the fiery Protestant lawyer Theobald Wolfe Tone, the stories behind 18 of Ireland's greatest rebels have been collected in this book. Ranging from the 16th century to today, these rebels come from diverse backgrounds but have each challenged the Establishment and fought for their right to self-determination. From the earliest rebellions by Celtic nobles through the turmoil of the Easter Rising up to the Northern struggles by Bobby Sands and Gerry Adams, these rebels have made their lasting mark on Irish history.

Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
This pocket history series (including also histories of Irish music, literature and Ulster) is an excellent way for anyone to get a good grasp of some aspect of Irish history or culture quickly. The books run about 100 pages each, have handsome covers and a variety of b/w illustrations and/or photographs inside. The authors of all these books write from personal commitments to Ireland and its culture, but their writing from within the tradition is lively and skillful. Despite wearing their hearts on their sleeves, they are not afraid to pull back and make critical judgments too. In this group, the IRA book goes into the most depth; the others allot each quick chapter to a new topic, functioning as mini encyclopedias. The books could use an index or notes and/or bibliography, but they do have chapter titles that can clearly guide readers where they need to go. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Independent Publishers Group/The O'Brien Press, 112p, illus, 18cm, $7.95. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Daniel J. Levinson; History & English Teacher, Thayer Acad., Braintree, MA, November 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780862788575
Publisher:
O'Brien Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
11/29/2003
Series:
O'Brien Pocket History
Pages:
118
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

The award-winning novelist Morgan Llywelyn writes historical fiction, historical fantasy, and also historical non-fiction. Since 1980, she has created an entire body of work chronicling the Celts and Ireland, from the earliest times to the present day. The Irish Century is her five-novel historical fiction series beginning with 1916 and ending with1999. Other popular books include Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish and Only the Stones Survive. She is an Irish citizen and lives in Dublin.

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