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An engaging and stimulating read.,
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This review is from: On Another Man's Wound (Paperback)
The first instalment of Ernie O'Malley's memoirs, covering his early days as a schoolboy in Dublin (from a Protestant background) through to his role as a commander in the IRA after the Easter Rising, and ending with his capture at the hands of the British. O'Malley is an incredibly engaging author, this is especially the case where he describes the Easter Rebellion from the standpoint of onlooker. Perhaps giving one an impression of what most ordinary citizens of Dublin must have been feeling at the time (going from feelings of mild amusement, to shock and finally anger at the terrible retribution inflicted by the British forces). This is a stimulating book, that one finds hard to ignore.
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Initial post: 1 Mar 2011, 18:21:15 GMT
Patrick Nolan says:
Just want to point out that O'Malley did not come from a Protestant background, but a middle class Catholic background.
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