The War of Independence

The War of Independence

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Like all guerrilla wars, the Irish War of Independence was characterised by great courage and ruthless brutality. It created many heroes and spawned two of the most hated forces that a British government had ever inflicted on Ireland: the Black and Tans and the Auxiliaries.

This book traces the cause, development and consequences of the war, which led to the bloody birth of modern Ireland.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 110 x 180 x 6mm | 184g
  • Cork, Ireland
  • English
  • 50 Illustrations, black and white
  • 178117718X
  • 9781781177181

About Sean McMahon

Sean McMahon was born in Derry in 1931 and he was educated at St Derrys Columbs College and in Queens University in Belfast. He returned to Derry to teach in St Columbs and taught Mathematics until his retirement in 1988. During his teaching years he staged many productions of works by Shakespeare and modern dramatists both for St Columbs and for amateur theatre groups in Derry. He also wrote the lyrics for musical shows. His literary career properly began with his anthology The Best from the Bell, which was followed by A Book of Irish Quotations and Rich and Rare, an anthology of prose and verse. Over the past twenty years he has written and edited dozens of books, including biographies of Ulster writers Sam Hanna Bell and Robert Lynd, the bestselling A Short History of Ireland and books on all aspects of Irish life and culture, including A Short History of Ulster, The Island of Saints and Scholars and Irish Names for Children.
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