1916: The Mornings After, Paperback Book

1916: The Mornings After Paperback

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The 1916 Easter Rising and its aftermath changed Ireland for ever.

The British government's execution of 14 republican rebels transformed a group hitherto perceived as cranks and troublemakers into national heroes.

Those who avoided the British firing squads of May 1916 went on to plan a new - and ultimately successful - struggle for Ireland's independence, shaping their country's destiny for the century to come.

But what sort of country did they create? And to what extent does post-1916 Ireland measure up to the hopes and aspirations of 'MacDonagh and MacBride / And Connolly and Pearse'?

Best-selling historian Tim Pat Coogan offers a strongly personal perspective on the Irish century that followed the Rising - charting a flawed history that is marked as much by complacency, corruption and institutional and clerical abuse, as it is by the sacrifices and nation-building achievements of the Republic's founding fathers.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781784080112

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