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Éamon de Valera : a will to power, Ronan Fanning

Label
Éamon de Valera : a will to power
Title
Éamon de Valera
Title remainder
a will to power
Statement of responsibility
Ronan Fanning
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Éamon de Valera embodies Irish independence much as de Gaulle personifies French resistance and Churchill exemplifies British resolve. Ronan Fanning offers a reappraisal of the man who remains the most famous, and most divisive, political figure in modern Irish history, reconciling de Valera's shortcomings with a recognition of his achievement as the statesman who single-handedly severed Ireland's last ties to England. Born in New York in 1882, de Valera was sent away to be raised by his mother's family in Ireland, where a solitary upbringing forged the extraordinary self-sufficiency that became his hallmark. Conservative in his youth, he changed his name from Edward to Éamon when he became a member of the Gaelic League, the Irish language revival movement, in 1908. Five years later, he joined the Irish Volunteers, a nationalist military organization, and participated in the 1916 Easter Rising. Escaping execution afterward, he used his prestige as the senior surviving rebel officer to become the leader of Ireland's revolutionary nationalists. But the iron will that was usually his strength became a fateful weakness when he stubbornly rejected the Anglo-Irish Treaty, sparking the Irish Civil War of 1922-1923. De Valera's vision for Ireland was blinkered: he had little interest in social and economic progress. But without him, Ireland might never have achieved independence. The nation was spared decades of unproductive debate on the pros and cons of remaining tied to Britain, and by 1973 it had enough self-confidence to surrender some of its sovereignty by joining the European Community.--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fanning, Ronan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • De Valera, Éamon
  • Presidents
  • Revolutionaries
  • Ireland
Label
Éamon de Valera : a will to power, Ronan Fanning
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom by Faber and Faber Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From Bruree to Blackrock -- The greening of Edward de Valera -- Éamon de Valera and the 1916 rising -- The assumption of power, 1916-19 -- Mission to America, 1919-20 -- 1921: war and peace -- Catastrophe -- A glass wall -- The path back to power -- The attainment of independence, 1932-8 -- Independence armed: neutrality in World War II -- De Valera's ireland -- Marking time, 1948-59 -- Last laps, 1959-75
Control code
FIEb17862802
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
x, 308 pages
Isbn
9780674660380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)928136902
Label
Éamon de Valera : a will to power, Ronan Fanning
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom by Faber and Faber Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From Bruree to Blackrock -- The greening of Edward de Valera -- Éamon de Valera and the 1916 rising -- The assumption of power, 1916-19 -- Mission to America, 1919-20 -- 1921: war and peace -- Catastrophe -- A glass wall -- The path back to power -- The attainment of independence, 1932-8 -- Independence armed: neutrality in World War II -- De Valera's ireland -- Marking time, 1948-59 -- Last laps, 1959-75
Control code
FIEb17862802
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
x, 308 pages
Isbn
9780674660380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)928136902

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