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An Illustrated History of the Irish Revolution 1916-1923

An Illustrated History of the Irish Revolution 1916-1923

Michael B. Barry

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A lavishly illustrated book which brings the Irish Revolution to life. Contains 800 images, many never published before.


The foundations of the Irish State were built during the years 1916-1923. The Irish Revolution started when advanced nationalists rose up and proclaimed an Irish Republic at Easter 1916. The War of Independence that followed was infinitely more bitter. When the British granted a flawed form of Independence, this led to the Civil War.

Michael B. Barry brings the events of the Irish Revolution alive in this splendidly illustrated book containing over 800 images. The story is set out in a rich visual manner, using specially-created maps and historical as well as contemporary photographs, many never published before. A selection of painstakingly-colourised photographs adds a unique dimension to this book by giving a new perspective and immediacy to the events, bringing to life the famous personalities of the era.

If you want to understand the story of the Irish Revolution, from its origins in 1916 all the way to the end of the Civil War, this is the book.

Praise for recent books:

‘The book does justice to a multi-layered revolution…there are a host of images here that are dramatic, arresting, distressing and even playful.’ 

Diarmaid Ferriter, Irish Times on The Fight for Irish Freedom

Additional Information

Author Michael B. Barry
Publisher Andalus Press
Publication date 2 Oct 2020
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9780993355479

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