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Judging Dev : a reassessment of the life and legacy of Eamon de Valera

Author: Diarmaid Ferriter; Royal Irish Academy.
Publisher: Dublin : Royal Irish Academy, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eamon de Valera has often been characterised as a stern, un-bending, devious and divisive Irish politician. Diarmuid Ferriter challenges this caricature using letters, documents and photographs. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Éamon De Valera; Eamon De Valera; Éamon De Valera
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diarmaid Ferriter; Royal Irish Academy.
ISBN: 9781904890287 1904890288
OCLC Number: 180469376
Awards: Winner of Argosy Irish Non-fiction Book of the Year Award 2008.
Winner of Eason Irish Published Book of the Year Award 2008.
Shortlisted for RTE Radio 1's The Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award 2008.
Description: 396 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: I: 'Stop making love outside Aras an Uachtarain'; II: 'Decidedly a "personality"'; III: 'I would have gone and said, "Go to the devil, I will not sign".'; IV: 'Appearing on platforms at twilight illuminated by blazing sods of turf '; V: 'Our international position will let the world and the people at home knowthat we are independent.'; VI: 'An affair of hasty improvisations, a matter of fits and starts.'; VII: 'The policy of patience has failed and is over'; VIII: 'Too trained in English democracy to sit down under a dictatorship'; IX: 'A definite Liberalism is always present.'; X: 'A fascist and slave conception of woman'; XI: 'Is it smugness or insurgency that makes them say "Emergency"?'; XII: 'One man shouldn't have a vision like that for all the people'; XIII: 'I regret the modern overwhelming invasion of science'; XIV: 'I have had all the things that in a human way make for happiness.'; XV: 'Tough as teak'; XVI: 'One of the last of the great Victorians'?
Other Titles: Dev
Responsibility: Diarmaid Ferriter.

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"The Sunday Business Post 14/10/2007 Reviewed by Emmanuel Kehoe "Ferriter's thoughtful and timely new work is unique in that it reproduces in wonderful detail large numbers of original Read more...

 
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