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Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: The Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary
"In a very real sense, Ruairi O Bradaigh can... be said to be the last, or one of the last Irish Republicans. Studies of the Provisional movement to date have invariably focused more on the Northerners and the role of people like Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. But an understanding of them is not possible without appreciating where they came from and from what tradition ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Indiana University Press
(first published 2006)
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Robert W. Whites biography of Ruairí O'Brádaigh is worth reading. It's historically interesting but it also flows well and is easy to read. Understandably, given it's quasi "official biography" nature it is sympathetic to Ruairí Ó Brádaigh but certainly not overly so. There are some good photos, in particular one with him and a then 94 year old Tom Maguire brandishing his illegally held Lee Enfield rifle, the one he captured during the Toormakeady ambush. The book covers O'Brádaighs early life a ...more