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Patrick Pearse: A Life in Pictures
The images in this book tell the remarkable and unique story of Patrick Pearse, the leader of the 1916 Rising. They trace the story of his life from his childhood through to his various incarnations as barrister, writer, teacher and rebel. Pearse grew up living over his father's sculpture yard and this created an appreciation and love of beautiful things. His deep awarenes ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 13th 2014 by Mercier Press
(first published November 28th 2013)
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I find Patrick Pearse to be an incredibly interesting historical character. His transformation from teacher to revolutionary happened fairly quickly. His life and personality were so full of contrasts it's fairly difficult to see how exactly it happened. It is fascinating to try to find out why he took the path that he did and this book was a great examination of it. The writing was not much, the pictures were the focus, as they should be since there were so few of them. It was also nice to get ...more
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