1916 Portraits and Lives

Edited by: James Quinn, Lawrence William White

Contributions by: David Rooney

This book is a selection of articles from the Royal Irish Academy's Dictionary of Irish Biography, dealing with 42 men and women whose careers, in one way or another, were deeply involved with the Easter Rising of 1916. The biographies selected compose an inclusively broad picture of the Rising, representing the spectrum of personalities and perspectives that were involved in the event. The volume provides a balanced view of the Easter Rising and includes not only the insurgents (and some others) killed during the Rising, but also: women who were involved as soldiers or in supporting capacities, nationalist leaders who opposed the Rising, senior figures in the British administration in Ireland in 1916, members of the British army that suppressed the Rising, and historians who made considerable contributions to the scholarly debate on 1916. Each biography is illustrated with an original drawing by artist David Rooney. ***Choice Magazine Editors' Top 75 Community College Resources for June 2016 *** "A timely release in commemoration of the centennial of the 1916 Easter rising, this impressive volume will appeal to historians and general readers alike. The biographies are both authoritative and diverse in scope. Artist Rooney's black-and-white portraits beautifully enhance each entry. Fully indexed and exhaustive in biographical detail, this book is highly recommended to all readers, and a core addition to Irish studies collections." -- Choice, Vol. 53, No. 10, June 2016 *** Librarians: ebook available [Subject: History, Irish Studies]

Publication Date: 11/18/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781908996381

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