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O’Connor, A Terrible Beauty is Born. The Irish Troubles 1912-1922.

O’Connor, Ulick. A Terrible Beauty is Born. The Irish Troubles 1912-1922. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1975. 22.3cm x 14.2cm. ix, 181 pages with illustrations. Original illustrated Hardcover with original price-clipped dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.

The author gives a vivid account of the ensuing bitter fighting and the successful attempt by Michael Collins to ‘put out the eyes of the British’ – for the slaughter of British intelligence agents on Bloody Sunday, 1920, was to bring about the final disintegration of the British administration in Ireland. THe author has had many personal interviews with many of the leading figures of the period, including Richard Mulcahy, Eamon deValera, W.T. Cosgrave etc.

Illustrations include: Charles Stuart Parnell/ John Redmond/ Jim Larkin/ National Executive, Trade Union Congress and Labour Party, 1914/ The meeting of the Ulster Unionist Council at Belfast in 1912/ Patrick Pearse/ Thomas McDonagh/ Captain Jack White/ Michael Collins at Arthur Griffith’s funeral/ Kevin Barry/ Members of Michael Collins’ ‘Squad’/ Black and Tans etc.

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O'Connor-A Terrible Beauty is Born
O’Connor-A Terrible Beauty is Born