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O’Callaghan, The Jackboot In Ireland.

O’Callaghan, Sean. The Jackboot In Ireland. First Edition. London, Allan Wingate, 1958. 14 x 21,5 cm. 157 pages with a photographic Frontispiece. Hardcover (Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine). Very good+ condition. Preowner name on the pastedown. Minor discolorations and slight fading near the spine.

Includes for example: The German Espiongae Service / The Spy / The Training of a Spy / The IRA at the Outbreak of War / First Contact with the IRA / The Man from SD / The Arrest of Carl Held / The Raid on Lanagh House / The Clash with the IRA / Operation Kathleen / Ribbentrop Plans an Irish Insurrection / Russell and Ribbentrop / The Irish Brigade / Death of a Submarine / Goertz attempts to Flee / Death of a Spy / etc.

Sean O’Callaghan was born in Killavullen, County Cork, on 22 May 1918; educated at Wallstown National School and the Christian Brothers’ School, Doneraile, and later at the Military College, Curragh, County Kildare. He was commissioned in 1936 and served in Cork and later in Dublin with the Regiment of Pearse, becoming second in command to Vivion de Valera in 1940 and serving under him in Greystones, County Wicklow.
On leaving the army he became a journalist in Fleet Street working on the Dispatch, the Chronicle and John O’London’s Weekly. In 1952, he went to work on the East African Standard in Nairobi as roving correspondent, covering events in Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Rhodesia and South Africa.
In 1956, after the publication of his first book, The Easter Lily, he became a full-time writer.
Between 1956 and 1992, Sean O’Callaghan wrote fourteen books, many of them of an investigative nature. One, The Slave Trade, dealing with modern slavery in Africa and the Middle East, was translated into thirteen languages and sold in hardback and paperback over 100,000 copies. Malenotti of Rome made a full-length feature film of it.
Included in the books published were two other books on Ireland, The Jackboot in Ireland and Execution. The first part of an autobiography, Down by the Glenside, was published by Mercier Press, Cork, in 1992. (Source: eircom)

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O'Callaghan, The Jackboot In Ireland.
O’Callaghan, The Jackboot In Ireland.