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Judging Lemass

Judging Lemass

Tom Garvin

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In Judging Lemass, renowned historian, Tom Garvin, introduces the many facets of Seán F. Lemass.

An almost mythical narrative has grown up around Seán Lemass and his short career as Taoiseach from 1959 to 1966. He was responsible for not one, but two economic revolutions in Ireland during his time in the Department of Industry and Commerce.

This period marked the beginning of a long process that has transformed the island of Ireland from an agrarian province of the British Isles to a successful developed country which has been seen as a model for many aspirant underdeveloped countries. He instigated a new era in North-South relations and began the overhaul of the educational system.

In Judging Lemass, renowned historian, Tom Garvin, introduces the many facets of Seán F. Lemass - a 'cusp' figure who ushered in the modern world; a visionary who was imagining a 'United States of Europe' since the 1920s; a sharp dresser with a striking 'film noir' style; an ex-revolutionary; a city man, who regarded rural Ireland as somewhat alien and agriculture as a drag on economic development; and, above all, the architect of modern Ireland.

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Author Tom Garvin
Publisher Royal Academy Of Arts
Publication date 20 Sep 2009
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9781904890577

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