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The Republic: The Fight for Irish Independence, 1918-1923 Paperback – 29 May 2014

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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (29 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141030046
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141030043
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 201,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Electric ... [a] magisterial and essential book (Roy Foster Irish Times)

[A] tour de force ... wonderful ... brilliantly written history ... Townshend's book can only inspire admiration (John Lee Irish Mail on Sunday)

Highly detailed and rich ... [a] magisterial and judicious narrative ... this must surely be one of the definitive texts on this period of Anglo-Irish history (Mary Kenny Literary Review)

Charles Townshend's monumental work [is] bold in ambition, scope and execution ... a work of broad and confident understanding, characterised by a uniform care in its approach to complex and controversial material ... An intensely compelling and often discomfiting narrative, which candidly explores four years of personal and intimate violence (Tablet)

Magisterial ... intensely gruelling but hugely impressive ... for people who prefer to know the facts ... [a] fine achievement of breathing new life into a subject that some historians might assume had already been done to death (Sunday Business Post)

For those interested in a reliable and empathetic introduction to the topic, this is now the best place to start (BBC History Magazine)

A great read ... it has certainly set a very high standard for others to measure up to (Marianne Elliott Times Higher Education)

A well-sourced, severely objective account of the origins and courses of the wars that followed the Easter Rising (Irish Catholic)

Charles Townshend's The Republic . . . nails the Irish revolutionary events of 1918-23 with his inimitable kind of forensic panache (Roy Foster Times Literary Supplement BOOKS OF THE YEAR)

About the Author

Charles Townshend is the author of the highly praised Easter 1916:The Irish Rebellion. His other books include The British Campaigns in Ireland, 1919-21 and When God Made Hell: The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Making of Iraq, 1914-21.

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