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Ernie O'Malley: IRA Intellectual

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Ernie O'Malley (1897-1957) was one of the most talented and colorful of modern Irish republicans. A leader in the 1916-1923 Revolution he was a contemporary of Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera. This thematic biography draws heavily on previously unseen archival material, and will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the complexities of modern Irish poli...more
Hardcover, 292 pages
Published June 11th 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1998)
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I wrote an extensive analysis on English's writings on O'Malley as part of my undergraduate research on Irish Republicanism, and found that some parts work quite well as a book review. So, for your pleasure:

Richard English's biography of Ernie O'Malley, is more than just an extensive look at one man's life. Although English spends an extensive amount of time describing and analyzing O'Malley's childhood, motivations, actions and artistic interests, he uses the personal record, life and myth of t...more
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