Eamon de Valera: The man who was Ireland
In this landmark biography, Irish journalist and historian Tim Pat Coogan explores the remarkable legacy of one of Ireland's most influential political figures-Eamon de Valera. With eloquence, wit, and exacting documentation, Coogan exposes the full spectrum of de Valera's rise and ultimate dominance in Irish politics, and the lasting results of his rule.
Eamon de Valera: T...more
I would not say great. But I respect and tip my hat to anyone who kisses his wife good bye leaving home expecting to die for his country.
It’s not for the faint of heart. It’s more than 700 pages, with a deep index and bibliography. If you’re unfamiliar with Irish history, it’s not a book you should start with. It took me two years, on and off, to read.
But it did deepen my knowledge of recent Irish history. It's not for the faint of heart or the easily discouraged, but it will add to your understanding o...more