logo-cropped

Nottingham’s independent bookshop | 14a Long Row, Nottingham NG1 2DH | 0115 8373097

Eamon de Valera : A Will to Power

Fanning, Ronan
Format: Hardback
Publisher: FABER & FABER (Faber & Faber Non-Fiction)
Published: October 15, 2015
ISBN: 9780571312054
320 pages

£20.00

Eamon de Valera is the most remarkable man in the history of modern Ireland. Much as Churchill personified British resistance to Hitler and de Gaulle personified the freedom of France, de Valera personified Irish independence. From his emergence in the aftermath of the 1916 rebellion as the republican leader, he bestrode Irish politics like a colossus for more than fifty years.

On the eve of the centenary of the Irish Revolution, one of Ireland’s most eminent historians explains why Eamon de Valera was such a divisive figure that he has never – until now – received the recognition he deserves. This biography reconciles an acknowledgement of de Valera’s catastrophic failure in 1921-22, when his petulant rejection of the Anglo-Irish Treaty shaped the dimensions of a bloody civil war, with an appreciation of his subsequent greatness as the statesman who single-handedly severed the ties with Britain and defined nationalist Ireland’s sense of itself.

Postage is calculated at 10% of your order value, up to a maximum of £3.00. There is a free postage option at checkout if you are housebound/shielding, on low income, or need help with postage costs for any other reason.  Your order will usually arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery prices and times to other countries may vary (prices calculated at checkout).