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William Francis Butler : a life, 1838-1910

Author: Martin Ryan
Publisher: Dublin : Lilliput Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tipperary-born, Victorian adventurer William Francis Butler is a man ripe for discovery at a time of changing definitions of what it means to be Irish. This biography describes an atypical Irishman, Bonapartist and O'Connellite in sympathy, who had a dazzling career in the British army." "Butler's life encompassed treks across Canada's prairies in the 1870s (when he founded the Mounties); Gladstone's 1884-5 attempt  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ryan, Martin, 1944-
William Francis Butler.
Dublin : Lilliput Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607012925
Named Person: William Francis Butler, Sir; William Francis Butler, Sir; William Francis Butler
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Ryan
ISBN: 1843510154 9781843510154
OCLC Number: 52741022
Description: xi, 244 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Martin Ryan.
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This biography presents William Francis Butler, Victorian adventurer, author and militarist, an atypical Irishman, born to minor Tipperary Catholic gentry, O'Connellite in sympathy, who developed a  Read more...

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