1916: The Easter Rising - Tim Pat Coogan

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1916: The Easter Rising - Tim Pat Coogan

Postby Jim Smith » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:24 am

My mother's family being from Co. Wexford, I always had a certain interest in Irish history - especially during the C20. The 1916 Easter Rising remains one of the defining points in Irish political history, despite the fact that it was a total farce that should never have happened. Only the execution of the captured ringleaders turned that farce into a rallying cry for an Irish Republic. Coogan's book provides an excellent, if (understandably) biased introduction to the events that led up to the Rising, the fighting in central Dublin during Easter week and makes a number of provocative links between then and the ongoing peace process today. Well worth a read.

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Re: 1916: The Easter Rising - Tim Pat Coogan

Postby Miss Costello » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:34 pm

Thanks for the review, being a Limerick girl it's on my list too.


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