O'Brien Pocket History of Irish Rebels [NOOK Book]

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The stirring story of eighteen of Ireland's greatest rebels, from the sixteenth century to today. From the daring pirate-queen Grace O'Malley, to the fiery Protestant lawyer Theobald Wolfe Tone, and the courageous priest-patriot Fr John Murphy, Ireland's rebels have come from diverse backgrounds. But they all had one thing in common: they weren't afraid to take on a powerful Establishment and claim their right to self-determination. The first half of this lively history shows us the links between the earliest ...
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O'Brien Pocket History of Irish Rebels

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Overview

The stirring story of eighteen of Ireland's greatest rebels, from the sixteenth century to today. From the daring pirate-queen Grace O'Malley, to the fiery Protestant lawyer Theobald Wolfe Tone, and the courageous priest-patriot Fr John Murphy, Ireland's rebels have come from diverse backgrounds. But they all had one thing in common: they weren't afraid to take on a powerful Establishment and claim their right to self-determination. The first half of this lively history shows us the links between the earliest rebellions orchestrated by Celtic nobles such as Dónal O'Sullivan Beare, and the more political attempts at emancipation o f the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, dominated by the Liberator himself, Daniel O'Connell. The second half includes the seminal period of the Easter Rising and the Civil War, the fight for workers' right led by James Larkin, and the war in Northern Ireland. The personalities featured are: Dónal O'Sullivan Beare, Grace O'Malley, Eoin Roe O'Neill, Silken Thomas, Theobald Wolfe Tone, Fr John Murphy, Daniel O'Connell, John Mitchell, William Smith O'Brien, Robert Emmet, Terence MacSwiney, James Larkin, Countess Markievicz, James Connolly, Patrick Pearse, Michael Collins, Gerry Adams and Bobby Sands.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847175144
  • Publisher: Irish American Book Company
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 475,064
  • File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1. Thomas FitzGerald, Lord Offaly and 10th Earl of Kildare (1513-1537) 'Silken Thomas' 8
2. Granuaile (c. 1530-1603) 'The Pirate Queen' 12
3. Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare (c. 1560-1618) 'The Last Prince' 18
4. Owen Roe O'Neill (1590-1649) 'The Victorious Exile' 24
5. Theobald Wolfe Tone (1763-1798) 'The United Irishmen' 29
6. Father John Murphy (1753-1798) 'The Rebel Priest' 35
7. Robert Emmet (1778-1803) 'The Darling of Erin' 40
8. Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847) 'The Liberator' 45
9. William Smith O'Brien (1803-1864) 'The Cabbage Patch War' 50
10. John Mitchel (1815-1875) 'Jail Journal' 54
11. James Connolly (1868-1916) 'We Serve Neither King Nor Kaiser' 58
12. Constance, Countess Markievicz (1868-1927) 'The Rebel Countess' 64
13. James Larkin (1876-1947) 'Big Jim' 69
14. Patrick Henry Pearse (1879-1916) 'The Pure Flame' 75
15. Terence MacSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork (1879-1920) 'Rebel Lord Mayor' 82
16. Michael Collins (1890-1922) 'The Big Fellow' 89
17. Bobby Sands (1954-1981) 'The Hunger Strike' 96
18. Gerry Adams (1948-) 'Hope and History' 103
Epilogue 112
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