Liam Mellows and the Irish Revolution, by C. Desmond Greaves

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Liam Mellows and the Irish Revolution, by C. Desmond Greaves

Liam Mellows and the Irish Revolution, by C. Desmond Greaves

Published by Lawrence & Wishart in 2004, 416 pages. Paperback (N3977P1)

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Liam Mellows (1895-1922) was an Irish nationalist and Sinn fein politician, who fought in the Easter Rising and subsequent war for Irish independence. He was an important figure in the struggle for independence, and was opposed to the subsequent Anglo Irish Treaty of 1921. In the civi lwar that followed, he fought against the Treaty, and was captured and then executed by Pro-Treaty forces in 1922. This book is widely considered by many to be the definitive account of his life and politics.
 
The book is a standard source for the period of Modern Irish History, and covers the years between 1916 and 1922, when reland was partitioned. For many (including Gerry Adams, who writes the foreword to the book), the book is particularly important because of the insight it provides into the social and class politics which underpinned the Republican split on the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty.
 
It is a must read for anyone interested in or studying the Irish struggle for independence.....

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