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Irish Rebel: John Devoy & America’s Fight for Ireland’s Freedom, New Revised Edition

Irish Rebel: John Devoy & America’s Fight for Ireland’s Freedom, New Revised Edition

Terry Golway

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A newly revised edition of Irish Rebel, a brilliantly written biography of one of the major leaders of the Irish-American nationalist movement, and a hero of nationalist Ireland.

Described by Padraig Pearse as the “greatest of the Fenians”, John Devoy was born before the Famine and lived to see the Irish tricolour flying from Dublin Castle. The descendent of a rebel family, he was an avowed Fenian who went into exile in New York in 1871. Over the next half-century he was the most-prominent leader of the Irish-American nationalist movement.

Every Irish leader from Parnell to Pearse sought his counsel. He organised a dramatic rescue of Fenian prisoners from Australia, rallied Irish America behind the Land War, served as a middle man between the Easter rebels and the German government, and helped move Irish-American opinion in favour of the Treaty. When he died in 1928, Devoy was accorded a state funeral and a hero’s burial in Ireland.

This new revised edition of the acclaimed biography of this overlooked architect of the Irish independence movement is also the story of Ireland, and of Irish-America, from the Famine to Freedom, examining the extraordinary cloak-and-dagger planning of the Easter Rising and the critical role of America in its outcome.

“The Devoy story, in Terry Golway’s hands, combines wide scholarship and adventure: it reads like a novel. Get a comfortable chair when you read this book: you won’t be able to put it down.”   Frank McCourt

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Author Terry Golway
Publisher Merrion
Publication date 1 Oct 2015
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781785370250

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