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Ireland's revolutionary diplomat : a biography of Leopold Kerney

Author: Barry Whelan
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Leopold Kerney was one of the most important Irish ambassadors to several European nations during the tumultuous 1920s and 1930s, and was accordingly drawn into much of the strife and diplomatic intrigue of that era. He is the subject of this book, as the work and life of Kerney is scrutinized and contextualized. Kerney had dealings in Paris during World War I, navigated a complex diplomatic climate in Franco-era  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Military history
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whelan, Barry, 1984- author.
Ireland's revolutionary diplomat
Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019005070
Named Person: Leopold Kerney; Leopold Kerney
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Whelan
ISBN: 9780268105051 0268105057 9780268105068 0268105065
OCLC Number: 1053575401
Description: viii, 330 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From affluent Sandymount to war-torn Paris, 1881-1918 --
The first Irish Consul in Paris, 1919-1921 --
The Treaty and the Irish Civil War, 1921-1922 --
The Consular and Diplomatic Envoy of the Irish Republic, 1922-1926 --
The wilderness years, 1926-1932 --
From France to Spain, 1932-1939 --
Franco's most famous foreign prisoner and escapee : Frank Ryan --
Inside the viper's nest : Kerney and German military intelligence during World War II --
Confidential reports from Fascist Spain, 1939-1945 --
New beginnings, 1946-1948 --
"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions!".
Responsibility: Barry Whelan.

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Leopold Kerney was one of the most influential diplomats of twentieth-century Irish history. This book presents the first comprehensive biography of Kerney's career in its entirety from his  Read more...

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