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The Republic : the fight for Irish independence, 1918-1923

Author: Charles Townshend
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A gripping narrative of the most critical years in modern Ireland's history, from Charles Townshend. The protracted, terrible fight for independence pitted the Irish against the British and the Irish against other Irish. It was both a physical battle of shocking violence against a regime increasingly seen as alien and unacceptable and an intellectual battle for a new sort of country.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Townshend
ISBN: 9780713999839 0713999837
OCLC Number: 839314941
Description: xx, 536 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : up the Republic! Republicanism in Ireland --
The imagined state : 1918-1919 --
Two governments : 1920 --
War and peace, trials of the counter-state : 1921 --
The Republic fractured : 1922-1923.
Responsibility: Charles Townshend.

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