Bitter Freedom by Maurice Walsh audiobook

Bitter Freedom: Ireland in a Revolutionary World

By Maurice Walsh
Read by Michael Healy

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665149686

  • ISBN: 9781665149662

  • ISBN: 9781665149679

Runtime: 15.15 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The Irish Revolution—the war between the British authorities and the newly formed IRA—was the first successful revolt anywhere against the British Empire. This is a vividly written, compelling narrative placing events in Ireland in the wider context of a world in turmoil after the ending of a global war; one that saw the collapse of empires, and the rise of fascist Italy and communist Russia. Walsh shows how developments in Europe and America had a profound effect on Ireland, influencing the attitudes and expectations of combatants and civilians.

Walsh also brings to life what Irish people who were not fully involved in the fighting were doing - the plays they went to, the exciting films they watched in the new cinemas, the books they read, and the work they did. The freedom from Britain that most of them wanted was, when it came, a bitter disappointment to a generation aware of the promise of modernity.

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Author Bio: Maurice Walsh

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 15.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English