[PDF] Download ↠ For The Cause Of Liberty: A Thousand Years Of Ireland's Heroes | by ✓ Terry Golway

By Terry Golway | Comments: ( 165 ) | Date: ( Feb 24, 2020 )

For the Cause of Liberty is the story of Irish nationalism, from the legendary king Brian Boru, who united the chieftains of Ireland to drive out the Vikings, to the still unresolved conflict in Northern Ireland In a fast paced narrative, Terry Golway tells a thousand years of Irish history, brilliantly describing the achievements of the patriots who kept alive the drea For the Cause of Liberty is the story of Irish nationalism, from the legendary king Brian Boru, who united the chieftains of Ireland to drive out the Vikings, to the still unresolved conflict in Northern Ireland In a fast paced narrative, Terry Golway tells a thousand years of Irish history, brilliantly describing the achievements of the patriots who kept alive the dream of Irish freedom until they finally succeeded When England turned its attention toward its neighboring island during the Middle Ages, Ireland found itself at the beginning of a long struggle for identity The English colonized Ireland, and in so doing wrote the opening chapter of a powerful and violent epic of suffering, sacrifice, and triumph Over the centuries heroes emerged to lead the resistance to colonization and assimilation In relating the dramatic stories of these heroes, Terry Golway tells us how the Irish saved themselves.Among the stories some famous, some little known are those of Wolfe Tone, a leader of the 1798 rebellion who cut his own throat rather than submit to a hangman Kevin Barry, executed at age eighteen rather than turn informer on the eve of independence in 1921 Bobby Sands, an IRA militant who died on a hunger strike in 1981 that called international attention to the conflict in Northern Ireland and several remarkable women who played pivotal roles in Irish history, among them Anna Parnell, Countess Markievicz, and Bernadette Devlin For the Cause of Liberty reveals that the struggle for Irish freedom was not a strictly religious dispute in fact, many of the greatest heroes of the nationalist movement were Protestants, some of them descended only a fewgenerations from English settlers Terry Golway also reminds us that the United States played a role in this drama, especially after the heavy Irish immigration in the mid 1800s Eamon de Valera, who dominated Irish politics in the twentieth century, was born in the United States This is a thrilling chronicle of Irish aspiration over the centuries, a vivid narrative sure to fascinate anyone interested in Irish history.


  • Title: For The Cause Of Liberty: A Thousand Years Of Ireland's Heroes
  • Author: Terry Golway
  • ISBN: 9780684855561
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments For The Cause Of Liberty: A Thousand Years Of Ireland's Heroes

  • Ed Quigley

    Very readable if almost impossible to fully cover 1000 years in 300+ pages.


  • Matt

    A cursory look at Irish history from the tribes of the early first millenium up through the Troubles to the year 2000. Having known very little about Irish history, this was a good overview but I have to stress that it is very, very broad. With such a large span of time to cover in just over 300 pages, you're bound to miss out on a lot of important details. The fact that the portion of the book dedicated to the Irish Civil War pot-independence was only given about 8 pages, however, seemed a bit [...]


  • Melissa

    I have long been interested in Irish history but could never quite grasp the centuries of convoluted struggle with Great Britain. This book was invaluable in deepening my understanding of some of the bigger events and figures and I happened to read it shortly before viewing the film The Wind That Shakes The Barley so that I was able to enjoy it with greater sympathy and understanding.Good supplements to this are How The Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill and Ireland:A Novel by Frank Delan [...]


  • Neil

    Not detailed enough to be tedious like many Irish histories, however in certain sections the book lacks appropriate detail (i.e. The Irish Civil war is only covered in one and a half pages). The author of course has a liberal leaning which is common given this subject,i.e. he damns the North for not providing economic opportunities when the Republic failed to do the same. I would recommend this book to people wanting a short introduction to Modern Irish History.


  • Ty

    Honestly, not that great a book. By trying to tell Irish history biographically instead of chronologically, Golway doesn't build up the tension around climatic events, and often ends up telling a just plain confusing narrative. The one exception, though, was the section on the IRA and Orangemen in Northern Ireland; it is a little partisan towards the Republicans, but well told.


  • John McCaffrey

    Provided me with knowledge and a new insight into the struggles faced by Ireland over the course of its history. The book nicely balances larger political movements and rebellious actions with the personal stories of the people that sacrificed soul and body for independence.


  • Morgan

    Great book. Maybe a little bias towards the Irish Catholics. Interesting read, but it is very broad. It is also incredibly fascinating in its depiction of Irish Rebellion throughout the past 1000 or so years.


  • Bap

    My father would poke around at the Strand and buy dollar books. This one in 370 breezy pages recounts the heros in Ireland's struggle for freedom. It is suprisingly good. A treat I offer to one and all for St. Patrick's day.


  • Paddy

    Average at best.


  • Timothy Brown

    saoirse! tiocfaidh ar la!


  • Brent

    it'll make you hate the british, and with good reason


  • Jonathan Raab

    A very readable and fast-moving survey of Anglo-Irish history. Moving, heartbreaking, inspiring, and hopeful all at the same time. Recommended for readers who are interested in Irish history, imperialism, and systems of oppression.


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