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The Victory of Sinn Fein



EUR 17.95

First published in 1924 and never reprinted until now, this is a valuable first-hand account of the tumultuous events in Ireland from 1916 to 1923, written from a now almost forgotten viewpoint -- that of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. O'Hegarty's heroes were Arthur Griffith, the founder of Sinn Fein, and Michael Collins, whom O'Hegarty was especially close to. Besides these key figures, O'Hegarty also provides fascinating portraits of other participants, including Eamon de Valets, who was also an early leader of Sinn Fein. O'Hegarty strongly opposed those who assumed there was a continuing need for force after ratification of the Treaty. As editor Garvin writes in his Introduction, this work is "written with enormous passion, verve, and energy; it reads like a thriller."