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Great O'Neill

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A classic about a giant of history who resisted Tudor attempts to conquer Ireland.
Paperback, 284 pages
Published January 1st 1970 by Learning Links
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Like most kids growing up in Catholic Ireland, I "did" some of O'Faolain's short stories at school. I guess I hadn't appreciated how big a figure he was in the (admittedly small) world of the arts in mid-century Ireland, constructing the literary self-image of the new state as it found its way to becoming the Republic. This book was his third history book in five years, coming after his edition of Wolfe Tone's autobiography in 1937 and his biography of D
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