1916

  • Auteur: Morgan Llywelyn
  • ISBN: 9780312871406
  • Date de sortie: 2010-04-01
  • Collection: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
  • Total Download: 1892
  • Total Read: 4430

Télécharger Lire


At age fifteen, Ned Halloran lost both of his parents--and almost his own life--when the Titanic sank. Determined to keep what little he has, he returns to his homeland of Ireland and enrolls at Saint Edna's school in Dublin. Saint Edna's headmaster is the renowned scholar and poet, Patrick Pearse--who is soon to gain greater fame as a rebel and patriot. Ned becomes deeply involved with the growing revolution . . . and the sacrifices it will demand. Through Ned's eyes, Morgan Llywelyn's 1916 examines the Irish fight for freedom--inspired by poets and schoolteachers, fueled by a desperate desire for independence, and played out in the historic streets of Dublin against the background of World War I. It is a story of the brave men and heroic women who, for a few unforgettable days, managed to hold out against the might of the British Empire. The Irish Century Novels 1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion 1921: The Great Novel of the Irish Civil War 1949: A Novel of the Irish Free State 1972: A Novel of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution 1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

British Spies and Irish Rebels

  • Auteur: Paul McMahon
  • ISBN: 9781843833765
  • Date de sortie: 2008
  • Collection: Boydell Press
  • Total Download: 4031
  • Total Read: 7236

Télécharger Lire


One of the Irish Times' Books of the Year, 2008 Rebellion, partition and a messy peace settlement ensured that Ireland was a constant thorn in Britain's side after 1916. Britain was confronted by the bombs and bullets of militant republicans, the clandestine intrigues of foreign powers and the strategic dangers of Ireland's wartime neutrality - a final, irrevocable step in the country's difficult transition to independence. Using newly-opened archives, this book reveals for the first time how the British intelligence system responded to these threats. It lifts the lid on the underground activities of Britain's secret agencies - MI5, MI6/SIS and the Special Branch. It puts secret intelligence in the context of the government's other sources of information and explores how deep-rooted cultural stereotypes distorted intelligence and shaped perceptions. And it shows how, for decades, British intelligence struggled to cope with Ireland but then rose to the challenge after 1940, largely because the Dublin government began to share its secrets. The author casts light on characters long kept in the shadows - IRA gunrunners, Bolshevik agitators, Nazi agents, Irish loyalists who acted as British spies. His compelling book fills a gap in the history of the British intelligence community and helps explain the twists and turns of Anglo-Irish relations during a time of momentous change. First volume in an exciting new series, the History of British Intelligence. PAUL MCMAHON gained his PhD from Cambridge University.

1916

  • Auteur: Gabriel Doherty
  • ISBN: 9781856355452
  • Date de sortie: 2007
  • Collection: Mercier PressLtd
  • Total Download: 9679
  • Total Read: 9323

Télécharger Lire


The 1916 Rising should be examined not primarily as a starting point, But more as a decisive revolutionary turning point over a longer time period.

I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916

  • Auteur: Lauren Tarshis
  • ISBN: 054520688X
  • Date de sortie: 2010
  • Collection: Scholastic Inc.
  • Total Download: 4834
  • Total Read: 5947

Télécharger Lire


In July, 1916, Chet Roscow is fascinated by news accounts of the great white shark said to be attacking people along the New Jersey shore not far from his home, but when he goes swimming in Matawan Creek he discovers the truth of the stories.

Rebels

  • Auteur: Peter De Rosa
  • ISBN: 0307422941
  • Date de sortie: 2009-10-14
  • Collection: Ballantine Books
  • Total Download: 6931
  • Total Read: 1061

Télécharger Lire


"A WORK OF GREAT DRAMATIC POWER climaxing in the final hundred pages where he writes a full, searing narrative of the patriot leaders' last days . . . It's powerful stuff." --The Sunday Press (Ireland) On Easter Monday of 1916, a thousand Irish men and women, armed with pikes and rifles, took over the center of Dublin and proclaimed a republic. It was a rash, doomed, symbolic uprising, and the rebel leaders knew it. Crack British troops killed and wounded hundreds of the rebels in the week of fighting, and British artillery shells left Dublin's city center in ruins. But the Rising of 1916 was not in vain. The short-lived insurrection and the subsequent executions of sixteen rebel leaders galvanized the Irish people. The overthrow of seven centuries of British rule in Ireland began on Easter Monday, 1916. In Rebels, Peter de Rosa, author of the bestselling Vicars of Christ, tells the story of the 1916 Rising in all its terror and beauty. With the dramatic flair of a novelist and the scrupulous accuracy of a professional historian, de Rosa brings to life the people, passions, politics, and repercussions of this historic event. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Walk Through Rebel Dublin 1916

  • Auteur: Mick O'Farrell
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1999
  • Collection: Mercier PressLtd
  • Total Download: 8504
  • Total Read: 8857

Télécharger Lire


Pictorial account of the 1916 Rising in Dublin with accompanying text.

The Floods of July 1916

  • Auteur: Matthew C Bumgarner
  • ISBN: 9781570720192
  • Date de sortie: 1995-01-01
  • Collection: The Overmountain Press
  • Total Download: 4728
  • Total Read: 4992

Télécharger Lire


From July 15 to July 16, 1916, U.S. rainfall records were shattered as more than 22 inches of rain fell on the already saturated North Carolina mountains during a 24-hour period. An estimated 80–90 percent of this deluge rushed down the mountainsides into the region’s already swollen streams and rivers, which crested high above their normal flood stages. This volume details the awesome drama of this natural emergency.
DMCA - Contact