A minute-by-minute account of the "terrible beauty" of the Easter Uprising, the beginning of the first successful revolution in twentieth-century Europe. On Easter Monday, a half-trained army bearing pikes, old rifles, and home-made grenades, and led by poets and intellectuals, launched an invasion of Dublin's General Post Office -- the most strategically useless building in the city. The rising had been scheduled for Easter Sunday, but had to be postponed one day because nine-tenths of the army refused to answer the call. But the pitiful band of revolutionaries who did respond, were convinced that through their defeat and death they would arouse the Irish people to a successful fight for independence. They were, amazingly, right. Out of Ireland's "Agony at Easter" in 1916, came the twentieth century's first successful revolution against imperialism.
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Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0025266500
Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110025266500
Book Description Macmillan Pub Co. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0025266500 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0004709