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For the cause of liberty : a thousand years of Ireland's heroes, Terry Golway

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For the cause of liberty : a thousand years of Ireland's heroes
Title
For the cause of liberty
Title remainder
a thousand years of Ireland's heroes
Statement of responsibility
Terry Golway
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of Irish nationalism, from the legendary king Brian Boru, who united the chieftains of Ireland to drive out the Vikings, to the conflict in Northern Ireland. In a fast-paced narrative, Terry Golway tells a thousand years of Irish history, describing the achievements of the patriots who kept alive the dream of Irish freedom until they finally succeeded. Among the stories--some famous, some little-known--are those of Wolfe Tone, a leader of the 1798 rebellion who cut his own throat rather than submit to a hangman; Kevin Barry, executed at age eighteen rather than turn informer on the eve of independence in 1921; Bobby Sands, an IRA militant who died on a hunger strike in 1981, calling international attention to the conflict in Northern Ireland; and several remarkable women who played pivotal roles. Golway also reveals that the struggle for Irish freedom was not a strictly religious dispute; in fact, many of the greatest heroes of the nationalist movement were Protestants.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Golway, Terry
Dewey number
941.5
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA911
LC item number
.G57 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ireland
  • Nationalism
  • Revolutionaries
  • Nationalists
  • Heroes
  • Nationalisme
  • Onafhankelijkheidsbewegingen
  • Revolutionairen
Label
For the cause of liberty : a thousand years of Ireland's heroes, Terry Golway
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-367) and index
Contents
Protestant nation -- The common name of Irishman -- Emancipation and starvation -- The Irish Republican Brotherhood -- The land war -- To sweeten Ireland's wrong -- Bloody protest for a glorious thing -- Liberty -- The Orange State -- The common cause of peace
Control code
ocm42863155
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
397 p.
Isbn
9780684855561
Lccn
99058497
Other physical details
ports., maps
Label
For the cause of liberty : a thousand years of Ireland's heroes, Terry Golway
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-367) and index
Contents
Protestant nation -- The common name of Irishman -- Emancipation and starvation -- The Irish Republican Brotherhood -- The land war -- To sweeten Ireland's wrong -- Bloody protest for a glorious thing -- Liberty -- The Orange State -- The common cause of peace
Control code
ocm42863155
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
397 p.
Isbn
9780684855561
Lccn
99058497
Other physical details
ports., maps

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