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James Connolly (1868-1916), the son of Irish immigrants, was born in Edinburgh. He came to Ireland in 1896 as paid organiser of the Dublin Socialist Club and founded The Workers' Republic, Ireland's first socialist newspaper. In 1911 he was appointed Belfast organiser of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union. With James Larkin, he led the workers of Dublin during the Great Lockout of 1913 and when Larkin went to the USA the following year, Connolly assumed leadership of the union. His tiny Irish Citizen Army took part in the 1916 Rising, following which he was executed. This short book has established itself as one of the very best surveys of Connolly's life since it first appeared in the early 1980s. Its reappearance will be welcomed by all who remain fascinated by Connolly's life, especially its dialogue between socialism and nationalism.
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Ruth Dudley Edwards is a distinguished historian, journalist and novelist. She is the author of 'Patrick Pearse: the triumph of failure' and of 'Victor Gollancz: a biography' as well as a history of the 'Economist' newspaper and a series of highly regarded crime novels.
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Book Description Gill and Macmillan. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 0717111121 1981, hardback in jacket, 146 pages | sound, clean copy free of name, notes etc; pages are yellow due to age | jacket is clean and bright with minimal edge wear | professional booksellers based in the UK | we package with great care and usually dispatch within 24hrs, always within two working days | please request scans or further information on any of our listings, which are all in stock and ready to be dispatched. Seller Inventory # SKU1012085SROS