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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd (9 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0717149722
  • ISBN-13: 978-0717149728
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3.1 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,111,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"... a rich variety of different narratives and themes..." --Irish Independent Review, Saturday, September 10, 2011

"... one of the most important books to be written about Dublin and the First World War." --Northside People East, Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Padraig Yeates is a journalist, publicist and trade union activist. He is also a distinguished social and labour historian and the author of Lockout, the standard work on the great 1913 labour dispute.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By acknefton on 22 Sep 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a excellent work which covers the period between the Bachelor's walk shootings in July 1914 and the meeting of the first Dail in 1919. The author uses a wide range of sources to paint a portrait of political economic and social life in the wartime period.
There is no shortage of works dealing with the themes of the 1916 rising, the First World war or Irish political history in this period. What this book does is to bring all the themes together in the one narrative.
A great successor to the author,s 'lockout'
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By Whitelight on 12 Aug 2014
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Interesting book but should really be entitled a history of dublin corporation.
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A book that will make you see modern Irish history afresh 1 July 2013
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Yeates really came into his own with this book - tying the themes covered in "Lockout" to the sweep of Irish revolution as it came to its climax. Though a Dubliner, I learned much that I'd never appreciated about my own city - the strongly Unionist politics of many South Dublin and northside neighborhoods, the economic and industrial origins of the poverty of the inner city areas, the latter days of the workhouse system...

"A City in Wartime" should really be seen as the middle book of a trilogy that climaxes with "A City in Turmoil", covering 1919-21. If you're interested in Irish history or just Dublin history, this book is a must.
Insightful and Engaging 10 Dec 2012
By Shawn Day - Published on Amazon.com
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Yeates 'A City in Wartime' is a brilliant piece of social history that provides an excellent contextualisation of this transformational time in Dublin. One the strengths of this work is the superb job Yeates does in putting the Rising into the context of the times, exploring the impacts on everyday lives, but also avoid over-emphasising specific events.
A City in Wartime is wonderfully engaging narrative, peopled with real characters superbly clothed from documentary evidence. Everyday life and the people of Dublin come alive.
Highly recommended.
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