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    James Larkin (Radical Irish Lives) (Paperback) By (author) Emmet O'Connor, Volume editor Fintan Lane, Volume editor Maria Luddy, By (author) F. Lore, By (author) M. Luddy

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    DescriptionJames Larkin (1876-1947) retains a central position in the pantheon of the Irish labour movement. In the popular consciousness he is most commonly linked to his role in the epic 1913 Dublin Lockout and to his turbulent leadership of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union. Less well known is his role within international communism and his attempts to establish a significant socialist presence in southern Ireland during the 1920s. In general, labour historians have been kind to Larkin and his style of leadership, which was often abrasive and dictatorial, has often been portrayed as a form of improvisation engendered by contemporary exigencies. In this important new biography of Larkin leading labour historian Emmet O'Connor radically reassesses the man and asks whether he should be viewed as a "hero" of the working class, or as a "wrecker" whose difficult personality was detrimental to both trade unionism and an emerging Irish communist movement. O'Connor uses new archival sources, including declassified Soviet Union and FBI files, to cast new light on Larkin and on his relations with international communism. He aims to uncover the motivation behind Larkin's public persona, and to assess the reality obscured by the myth.


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    Title
    James Larkin
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Emmet O'Connor, Volume editor Fintan Lane, Volume editor Maria Luddy, By (author) F. Lore, By (author) M. Luddy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 263 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781859183397
    ISBN 10: 1859183395
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: POL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
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    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JPF, KNXB2
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000, BIO006000
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    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ, 1DBR
    DC21: 331.8092
    Publisher
    Cork University Press
    Imprint name
    Cork University Press
    Publication date
    01 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cork