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Cumann na mBan and the Irish Revolution by [McCarthy, Cal]
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Meticulously researched. --Evening Echo

A comprehensive and insightful history. --Books Ireland

Valuable contribution to neglected part of our history. --Southern Star

About the Author

Cal McCarthy, from Cork, studied history and economics at UCC before going on to work as a civil servant. During a career break he completed his MPhil with a thesis on the 1918 election. He currently works with the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism. Cumann na mBan and the Irish Revolution (2007) was his first book. His book, Green, Blue and Grey tells the story of the Irish in the American Civil War.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1624 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Publisher: The Collins Press (3 April 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00INYVHQQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #215,796 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Firstly, I want to say the book arrived exactly as promised: second hand but in perfect condition. The original purchase price is on it and I paid considerably more for it but I paid the price I agreed and it is worth it to me. It is a history of what I might term the women's branch of the Old IRA which is not the same as the present IRA but is the original organisation. It is a valuable source for my present studies and throws a new light on the organisation that functioned as an army but had a flexibility unknown in any army which also protected the names of the volunteers. Unlike any other organisation there were requests, not orders, from the male branch to the female branch and these requests could come from private to private with no senior officers involved. These requests were always granted immediately and only the two involved knew of them. This removed the possibility of betrayal by spies which was rampant in earlier organisations. Well worth a read especially as my mother was involved and I grew up listening to the various stories.
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This is probably the best book available on the subject of Cumann Na MBan and their role in the Irish Revolution which is often overlooked and forgotten in Irish history.

This book proves that behind every good man there is an even better woman! A suggested read for anyone who is interested in women's studies, Irish history and feminism!
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Very good book, comprehensively researched, possibly the best book to cover this subject. Would recommend it to everyone not just to history buffs.
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This study of Cumann na mBan is oriented towards setting the organisation into the context of history. It does not concentrate on photos and the like and is a solid enough explanation of the range and extent of Cumann na mBan. I liked reading it and I know my Irish history.
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