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[Atkins, Tommy Atkins: The Story of the English Soldier. [Atkins, Tommy] Laffin, John. Tommy Atkins: The Story of the English Soldier. London, Cassell & Company Ltd., 1966. 15 cm x 22 cm. XX, 235 pages. Illustrated throughout. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective Mylar. Former Library Copy (Withdrawn). Shelf and ownership marks on endpapers and dustjacket, otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following chapters: The Paradox of Tommy Atkins / 1642-1700 The New Model Army and Its Influence / 1702-42 Marlborough’s Men / 1743-70 Battles Glorious, Health Notorious / 1800-8 ‘These Are Defects but He Is a Valuable Soldier’ / 1808-15 (2) Heroes at Albuhera; Hoodlums at Badajoz / 1815-59 (2) The Sarah Sands; The Crimea; The Mutiny / 1900-18 (2) Bloodbath for the Zealous Volunteers / 1918-45 (1) The In-Between Years / 1939-45 (2) Seven Actions of World War II etc.

Tommy Atkins (often just Tommy) is slang for a common soldier in the British Army. It was certainly well established during the nineteenth century, but is particularly associated with World War I. It can be used as a term of reference, or as a form of address. German soldiers would call out to “Tommy” across no man’s land if they wished to speak to a British soldier. French and Commonwealth troops would also call British soldiers “Tommies”. In more recent times, the term Tommy Atkins has been used less frequently, although the name “Tom” is occasionally still heard, especially with regard to paratroopers. (Wikipedia)

Keywords: Biography, Military, Military History, Soldier, World War I, World War II, World War One, World War Two

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Culloty, Nora Herlihy: Irish Credit Union Pioneer. Culloty, A.T. Nora Herlihy: Irish Credit Union Pioneer. Dublin, Irish League of Credit Unions, 1990. 14.5 cm x 21 cm. XVI, 151 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes the following chapters: Foreword by John Hume / Introduction / Ballydesmond / Setting Face to the World / The Search / The Co-operative Way / Legislation and Expansion / Consolidation and the American Influence / Ups and Downs / The Later Years / Back to the Future / Appendix I: In Appreciation – World Council of Credit Unions; In Appreciation – CUNA Mutual Insurance Group / Appendix II: The Movement In Ireland Today (1990).

″Nora Herlihy was a student of the Liberal Arts Extramural Course at University College Dublin. There she met social economics student Tomas O’Hogain who invited her to a December 1953 meeting with Seamus MacEoin about the co-operative model. In March 1954 she and O’Hogain founded the Dublin Central Co-operative Society with the goal of reducing unemployment and emigration through the formation of worker co-operatives. The United States’ Credit Union National Association (CUNA) asked Herlihy to form a subcommittee to examine how the credit union model could be put to use in Ireland. With Sean Forde and O’Hogain she formed the Credit Union Extension Service. In 1957, Minister for Industry and Commerce Seán Lemass appointed Herlihy to a legislative advisory committee on non-agricultural co-operatives.[1] The first two Irish credit unions were formed under Herlihy’s influence in 1958 and she promoted credit unions throughout Ireland. She was instrumental in the formation of the Civil Service Credit Union and the Irish League of Credit Unions,[1] which was founded in 1960 and run from the living room of her Dublin house. She served as unpaid secretary for the organisation, teaching full-time and funding the movement’s development with her earnings.[1][2] In 1963 the board of the Credit Union League of Ireland recognized her as having made the greatest individual contribution to the Irish credit union movement. Her efforts aided the passage of the 1966 Credit Union Act and she stood beside President Éamon de Valera as he signed the act into law.” (Wikipedia)

″The author Br. A.T. Culloty is a native of Ballydesmond. He has been involved in education at different levels in Ireland as well as working with young Irish immigants in London. His interest in local history and the development of local communities led him to publish a history of Ballydesmond in 1986” (publisher).

Keywords: Biography, credit union, Economic history, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History

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O'Mahony, Jack Lynch: A Biography. [Lynch, Jack] O’Mahony, T.P. Jack Lynch: A Biography. Dublin, Blackwater Press, 1991. 15 cm x 21 cm. 304 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Two Prime Ministers / Lynch, Ring and Mackey / Taoiseach 1966 / The Lynch Charisma / A Fan in the White House / The SIS Connection / Into Europe / Auction Politics / Mairin etc.

Keywords: Biography, irish, Irish History

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Leonard, The Junior Dean: R.B. Mc Dowell. [McDowell, R.B.] Leonard, Anne (editor). The Junior Dean: R.B. Mc Dowell. Encounters with a legend. Place of Publication, Publisher, Year. 16 cm x 24 cm. pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Tributes t Dr. RB McDowell / A Moveable Feast / ‘The Golden Era’ / 1930s / 1940s / Appointment / Encounters / Rules and Regulations / The Porters / Night Roll / The Riot / Examination Rules / Wild Men / Escapades / Animals in College / Women in College / Attempts to Outwit the JD (Foiled) / A Style of his Own / Raconteur and Wit / House Guest / Guest/ Wedding Guest / Publicatoins / Historian / Florence, Rome, Milan / Norway, Geneva, Moscow / The Gun in Front Square / Pagans / The Reading Room, the Library and the Ladder / Speech and Speeches / The Hist and the Boat Club etc.

″Dr RB McDowell is a legend. To graduates of Trinity College, Dublin, he is a symbol of their years at university, the enduring source of endless amusing anecdotes and memories.

Now, for the first time, reminiscences by graduates and friends, recording entertaining encounters with ‘RB’ over a period of some seventy years, appear in book form, enlivened by comments from Dr McDowell himself and illustrated with evocative sketches of College circa 1950 by Bryan de Grineau, archival photographs, many hitherto unseen, and a Derek Hill painting in full colour.

The result is an intriguing portrait of the traditions and the way of life at Ireland’s oldest university during the greater part of the twentieth century and the part played by the charismatic and unique RB McDowell.

RB MCDOWELL is an Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. His works include Irish Public Opinion 1750-1800, The Church of Ireland 1869-1969, Ireland in the Age of Imperialism and Revolution 1760-1801, Land and Learning: Two Irish Clubs, Crisis and Decline: The Fate of the Southern Unionists, and Grattan: A Life.” (Publisher)

Keywords: Biography, Dublin, Education, Irish History, Trinity College Dublin

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[Rice, Edmund Rice: The Man and his Times. [Rice, Edmund] Rushe, Desmond. Edmund Rice: The Man and his Times. Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 1995. 14 cm x 21.5 cm. XI, 163 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Preface by Cardinal Manning / The Early Years / Success and Tragedy / Towards Mount Sion / Commitment through Vows / Schools and Jails / Scandal in Waterford / Pay-school Conflict / England and Gibraltar / Emancipation and National Education / Legal Irritations / Cause for Canonisation etc.

Keywords: Biography, Education, Irish History, Irish Religion, Irish Religion & Church History, Irish Religious History

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T.J. Walsh. Nano Nagle and the Presentation Sisters. T.J. Walsh. Nano Nagle and the Presentation Sisters. Kildare, Presentation Generalate, 1980. 15 cm x 22 cm. XXV, 427 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: The Penal Laws / Education / City of Cork / The Nagle Country and the Nagle Family / Ballygriffin, Paris, Dublin / The Ursulines in Cork / Planning for the Poor / A Religious Foundation / Nano Nagle and the Religious Life / A Pioneer of Modern Catholic Education / Presentation Sisters / Approval by Pius VII / Emancipation and Catholic Education / State Education / The Modern Phase / Newfoundland / Australian and New Zealand / The Presentation Missions / The Presentation Schools Today / Appendix A: Letters of Nano Nagle etc.

Keywords: Biography, Catholicism, Irish Religion, Irish Religion & Church History, Irish Religious History, Religious Groups

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