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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

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
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: 494743216
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 Irish Book Awards: RTE Radio 1's The Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award 2008.
Description: 1 vol. (396 p.) : ill. en noir et en coul. ; 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'?
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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