De Valera Volume 1

Rise (1882-1932)
Gill Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 20. Oktober 2017
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  • 544 Seiten
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978-0-7171-5584-2 (ISBN)

Éamon de Valera was the single most consequential Irish figure of the twentieth century. He was a leader in the Easter Rising, the figurehead of the anti-Treaty rebels during the dark days of the Civil War and, later, as the founder of Fianna Fáil and president of Ireland, the pivotal figure in the birth of the Republic.

In this, the first volume of a magisterial new biography, acclaimed historian and broadcaster David McCullagh charts De Valera's vertiginous rise from humble beginnings to electoral victory with Fianna Fáil in 1932. Riveting, nuanced, provocative and humorous, it draws on a wealth of new and neglected sources to present a truly ground-breaking portrait of de Valera the man, his times and his complex, ever-shifting legacy.

'David McCullagh combines the investigative skills of an experienced journalist with the detachment of an accomplished historian. In this vividly readable and at times gripping biography he tackles head-on all of the perennial de Valera controversies, including his parentage, his role in the 1916 Rising, his relationship with Michael Collins, his responsibility for the Civil War and his subsequent rise to power, and does so with acuity and objectivity. McCullagh's range and command of the source material is masterly ... a comprehensive, mature biography, both enlightening and entertaining.' MAURICE MANNING

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David McCullagh is the author of The Reluctant Taoiseach, a biography of John A. Costello, and A Makeshift Majority, a history of the first inter-party government. He began working as a journalist with the Evening Press before joining RTÉ, where he currently presents the broadcaster's flagship current affairs programme, Prime Time.

  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Chapter 1: Slán leat, Dev
  • Chapter 2: The question of family history
  • Chapter 3: More or less an orphan
  • Chapter 4: I hope to do something
  • Chapter 5: A hard battle to fight
  • Chapter 6: I need a kiss, urgently
  • Chapter 7: Those who side with Ireland
  • Chapter 8: Irishmen who would dare
  • Chapter 9: Q95
  • Chapter 10: The coming Parnell of Ireland
  • Chapter 11: The most effective means at our disposal
  • Chapter 12: Reaching for the stars
  • Chapter 13: Feelers are being thrown out in all directions
  • Chapter 14: I begged them to risk it
  • Chapter 15: I am sick to the heart
  • Chapter 16: The most hateful of conflicts
  • Chapter 17: Master of my own soul
  • Chapter 18: Empty formula
  • Chapter 19: A practical rule
  • Chapter 20: The disarming friendliness of his eyes
  • Endnotes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgements
  • Copyright
  • About the Author
  • About Gill Books
  • Photo Section

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