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The News from Ireland Maurice Walsh

The News from Ireland By Maurice Walsh

The News from Ireland by Maurice Walsh


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Explores the work of British and American correspondents in Ireland as well as other foreign journalists and literary figures. This book offers a penetrating and persuasive assessment of the Irish revolution's place in a key moment of world history as well as the role of the press and journalism in the conflict.

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The News from Ireland: Foreign Correspondents and the Irish Revolution by Maurice Walsh

The Anglo-Irish war of 1919-1921 was an international historical landmark: the first successful revolution against British rule and the beginning of the end of the Empire. But the Irish revolutionaries did not win their struggle on the battlefield - their key victory was in mobilising public opinion in Britain and the rest of the world. Journalists and writers flocked to Ireland, where the increasingly brutal conflict was seen as the crucible for settling some of the key issues of the new world order emerging from the ruins of the First World War. On trial was the British Empire's claim to be the champion of civilisation as well as the principle of self-determination proclaimed by the American president Woodrow Wilson."The News from Ireland" vividly explores the work of British and American correspondents in Ireland as well as other foreign journalists and literary figures. It offers a penetrating and persuasive assessment of the Irish revolution's place in a key moment of world history as well as the role of the press and journalism in the conflict. This important book will be essential reading for anyone interested in Irish history and how our understanding of history generally is shaped by the media.

The News from Ireland Reviews

"A very fine piece of work indeed - tremendously readable and very insightful. Walsh's breadth of reference and reading made the judgements well founded, making the reader see things he hadn't before.' John Lloyd, Contributing Editor of the 'Financial Times' and former editor of 'Time Out' and 'The New Statesman.' "A fascinating account of war reporting during a colonial conflict with interesting parallels to the US experience in Vietnam. The historical detail is rich and engaging, and Walsh's analysis of the journalists' ambivalent relationship to nationalism and the political dynamics of media management in a colonial war is very insightful. This is an important contribution to journalism history with wide importance for the study of war reporting." - Dan Hallin, University of California, San Diego.

About Maurice Walsh

Maurice Walsh grew up in Co.Tipperary and has been a foreign correspondent in Central and South America. An award-winning documentary maker, he has reported for the BBC from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the United States and Europe. His essays, reviews and reportage have appeared in The Dublin Review, the London Review of Books, the New Statesman, the TLS and many other newspapers and magazines. He holds a PhD from the University of London and in 2001 was a Knight Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan.

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GOR012072875
9781845117146
184511714X
The News from Ireland: Foreign Correspondents and the Irish Revolution by Maurice Walsh
Used - Like New
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2008-09-30
272
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