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The tragedy of Erskine Childers

Author: Leonard Piper
Publisher: London : Hambledon Continuum, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In "The Riddle of the Sands", a gripping spy story set amongst the shoals and mists of the North Sea coast in the years before the First World War, Erskine Childers fathered the modern genre of spy  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Piper
ISBN: 1847250203 9781847250209
OCLC Number: 255623189
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: 1 v : ill ; 24cm.
Contents: Illustrations; Introduction; 1. Young Erskine; 2. Sea Fever; 3. Soldier; 4. Author; 5. Marriage; 6. New Interests; 7. Gun-Runner; 8. The Cuxhaven Raid; 9. The Dardanelles; 10. Sea and Sky; 11. Sinn Fein; 12. Civil War; 13. The Tragedy of Erskine Childers; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Leonard Piper.


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"'Piper brings fresh insight to this fascinating, often contradictory life. His narrative twists and turns like a sequel to Childers' own novel'. New Statesman 'It is an immensely human narrative Read more...

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