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Bitter Freedom Maurice Walsh

Bitter Freedom By Maurice Walsh

Bitter Freedom by Maurice Walsh


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Summary

The Irish Revolution - the war between the British authorities and the newly-formed IRA - was the first successful revolt anywhere against the British Empire.

Bitter Freedom Summary

Bitter Freedom: Ireland In A Revolutionary World 1918-1923 by Maurice Walsh

The Irish Revolution - the war between the British authorities and the newly-formed IRA - was the first successful revolt anywhere against the British Empire. This is a vividly-written, compelling narrative placing events in Ireland in the wider context of a world in turmoil after the ending of a global war: one that saw the collapse of empires and the rise of fascist Italy and communist Russia. Walsh shows how developments in Europe and America had a profound effect on Ireland, influencing the attitudes and expectations of combatants and civilians. Walsh also brings to life what Irish people who were not fully involved in the fighting were doing - the plays they went to, the exciting films they watched in the new cinemas, the books they read and the work they did. The freedom from Britain that most of them wanted was, when it came, a bitter disappointment to a generation aware of the promise of modernity.

About Maurice Walsh

Maurice Walsh is the author of the groundbreaking The News from Ireland: Foreign Correspondents and the Irish Revolution which was described by Colm Toibin as 'an invaluable book'. An award-winning documentary maker, he has reported from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the United States and Europe. His essays, reviews and reportage have appeared in Granta, the London Review of Books, the Dublin Review, the New Statesman, and other newspapers in the UK, Ireland and the US.

Additional information

GOR007749255
9780571243013
0571243010
Bitter Freedom: Ireland In A Revolutionary World 1918-1923 by Maurice Walsh
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2016-09-01
560
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