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The Resource The same age as the state, Máire Cruise O'Brien

The same age as the state, Máire Cruise O'Brien

Label
The same age as the state
Title
The same age as the state
Statement of responsibility
Máire Cruise O'Brien
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Through a life that encompasses Irish tradition, culture, language, scholarship and poetry, as well as national and international politics, Maire Cruise O'Brien (nee Maire Mhac an tSaoi) is uniquely placed to tell the complex story of the emergence and growth of Ireland as an independent country. Her life not only parallels that development, her family played an active part in it." "Born in 1922, she intimately remembers the generation of the nineteenth century - her grandparents - and their way of life and values. Her own parents' dangerous involvement in the struggle for freedom, in the company of de Valera and Collins, was a hugely important element in her young life, as was her father's subsequent work as a senior government minister. Part of the new Irish elite, she lived in both Dublin and west Kerry; she went on to become an Irish scholar, to study Celtic languages in Paris immediately after the Second World War, and was called to the Bar but chose instead to join the Department of External (now Foreign) Affairs. She was the 'token woman' on the first Irish UN delegation in New York; and she was charge d'affaires in Franco's Spain in the 1940s, with experiences 'both baroque and absurd'." "Then she met and married Conor Cruise O'Brien, a rising star at the UN. Thereafter, her life took her to the Congo, Ghana, Europe and America, where Conor worked both academically and politically in highly dramatic situations. From her unique vantage point she vividly recalls the workings of the international community. Their return to Ireland and Conor's position as a government minister took her full circle." "Maire offers a fascinating insight into her eighty plus years, drawing together threads from Celtic roots to far-flung political and diplomatic activities. Her interests are wide-ranging and her observations acute. Both homely and worldly, this book presents a rare personal perspective on the complete span of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DB/U-1
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Máire
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diplomats
  • Poets, Irish
  • O'Brien, Máire
  • O'Brien, Conor Cruise
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Label
The same age as the state, Máire Cruise O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
b90862787998
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
352 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780862787998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
The same age as the state, Máire Cruise O'Brien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
b90862787998
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
352 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780862787998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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