The Easter Rebellion
First published in 1964, "The Easter Rebellion" quickly established itself as the outstanding narrative history of the 1916 Rising in Ireland. It is a thoroughly researched and well-written account of the events of the fateful week, and provides an objective and exciting appraisal of what was perhaps the most decisive week in the making of modern Ireland. The narrative unfolds as a vivid and explosive drama, building up a picture which, while immensely detailed, is nonetheless presented with the greatest clarity. Historical figures are wonderfully personified, revealing a plotting and fighting mixture of realists and idealists.
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This book remains the classic work of its kind on the events of the Easter Rising in Ireland in 1916. Several other authors have written books in this area since Caulfield first published this book in ... Read full review
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