Eamon de Valera is the most remarkable man in the history of modern Ireland. Much as Churchill personified British resistance to Hitler and de Gaulle personified the freedom of France, de Valera personified Irish independence.
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The astonishing real story of a daughter's search for her own past and the desperate mother who gave her up. Phyllis Whitsell began the search for her birth mother as a young woman and although it was many years before she finally met her, their lives had crossed paths without their knowledge. When she met her the circumstances were extraordinary.
The definitive story of Harry Boland, the ardent and prominent Republican, loyal confidant to de Valera and close friend to Michael Collins. This is a detailed and dramatic account of the intricate part played by him in Ireland's struggle towards independence.
Margaret Skinnider enters and exits the history books as the female rebel who was wounded commanding a military action in the 1916 Rising. In a re-evaluation of Skinnider's long and politically active life, this biography considers the life of a woman who deserves her place in Irish social, political and trade union histories.