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    Cathal Brugha

    Fergus O'Farrell
    Cathal Brugha was a figure of central importance to the Irish Revolution and despite this, he is almost totally neglected in the history of this period. This is the first dedicated English-language biography to focus on this fascinating figure. Using new archival material from the Bureau of Military History, Fergus O'Farrell documents Brugha's career as a revolutionary. This closely-researched work examines Brugha's complex attitudes to violence as well as illuminating his commitment to political methods.
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    Police Casualties in Ireland 1919-1922

    Richard Abbott

    What of the young ‘Tans’, the victorious and often decorated survivors of the Great War? Now they found themselves fighting a vicious, doomed campaign within their own country, yet in a foreign land where they could trust no one and were despised. Sharing a lonely, fierce comradeship, they felt these deaths with the sting of betrayal and with a rage that was driven against other men, other families, other victims.

    Some may find it difficult to share Peter Hart’s emotional sympathy with that collection of thugs.

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