The Easter Rising
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Easter Rising by Brian Barton
Book DescriptionChallenging many of the widely held assumptions about the Rising, this work illuminates every aspect of the fateful Easter Week. Following an evaluation of the roots of the Rising, the authors challenge the traditional interpretation that the leaders expected military failure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750934336
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1980
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Brian Barton
Easter Rising, Paperback (March 2011)
"The Easter Rising" is based on an impressive range of original sources, and has been fully revised, expanded and updated in the light of almost 2,000 witness statements only released by the Irish Bureau of Military History in 2004.
Northern Ireland Question, Hardback (January 2009)
The book examines how the Belfast Agreement came about and its effect on unionism, nationalism, the paramilitaries, electoral support for local parties and the constitutional position of Northern Ireland. It also considers the extent to which the Agreement may be regarded as an exercise in political cynicism or the basis for lasting peace.
Secret Court Martial Records of the Easter Rising, Paperback (July 2008)» View all books by Brian Barton
Brian Barton's incisive commentary explains the context of the trials and the motivations of the leaders, providing an invaluable insight into what went on behind closed doors at a defining moment in Irish history.
UK Kirkus Review » No one with any interest in the modern history of Ireland could do better than picking up this book. First published in 1999, Sutton have republished this excellent retelling of the Dublin rebellion of Easter 1916. At a time when the world was at war and British troops bogged down in France, approximately 1500 Irish men and women rose up in a vain attempt to seize Dublin and force the British out of Ireland. Their ultimate aim was to create an independent Republic of Ireland. Doomed to failure from the beginning, fighting amongst themselves before they took on the British army, these Irish men and women took strategic areas of Dublin and spent the holiest week in the Catholic year defending their territory. The week ended with most of Dublin north of the Liffy in flames and a good many dead. Reading in parts like the best adventure novel, Foy and Barton recount the events of that week and its aftermath, using diaries and eyewitness accounts from both sides. From the confused planning to the bloody end, voices come alive in the retelling of the most significant week in modern Irish history. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Brian Barton
Dr Michael Foy is Head of history at the Methodist College, Belfast. Dr Brian Barton is a senior Research Fellow at Queen's University, Belfast and teaches with the Open University.
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