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    Desmond's Rising: Memoirs 1913 to Easter 1916 (Paperback) By (author) Desmond Fitzgerald

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    DescriptionUrged on by friends, during the Second World War Desmond FitzGerald began writing about his experiences during the national movement for independence. The resulting book, covering the years from 1913 until just after the 1916 Easter Rising, remained unpublished until Garret FitzGerald found the manuscript in 1966. The book, here reissued as the first title in Liberties Press's Revival series, opens with Desmond FitzGerald's recollections of the time he spent on the Great Blasket Island and his relocation from Brittany to Dingle with the object of learning Irish and taking part in the emerging movement for Irish independence. "Desmond's Rising" charts Desmond's involvement in the Irish Volunteers and the IRB; his arrest and imprisonment in 1915-16; his involvement in the preparations for the Rising in Dublin; and his experiences in the GPO during the fateful Easter week of 1916. What strikes the reader most strongly is the unselfconscious heroism of those who took part in the Rising. This new edition features an updated foreword by the late Garret FitzGerald and correspondence between George Bernard Shaw and Desmond's wife Mabel, the republican daughter of a Presbyterian Belfast businessman. Also included here for the first time are various reflections on the Rising and its aftermath, a candid account of Desmond s time in Maidstone Gaol, some of Desmond's poems and a number of rare photographs from the time.


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    Title
    Desmond's Rising
    Subtitle
    Memoirs 1913 to Easter 1916
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Desmond Fitzgerald
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905483051
    ISBN 10: 1905483058
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    LC classification: DA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    DC21: 941.70821
    Thema V1.0: NHD, DNBA
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    11 b&w photographs
    Publisher
    Liberties Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Liberties Press Ltd
    Publication date
    10 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Dublin