Enduring the Most: The Life and Death of Terence MacSwiney

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Terence MacSwiney’s seventy-three-day hunger strike in Brixton prison in 1920 marked a turning point in Ireland’s struggle for independence. His courage and purpose made a profound impression on Irish and world opinion, and still echo through political life. A member of the Provisional Government, Lord Mayor of Cork and Commander of the Cork No. 1 Brigade of the IRA, MacSwiney was one of the leading activists of his generation. He is also a writer of plays and political works, including The Principles of Freedom, and left a body of writing that encompassed poetry, political philosophy and ideas for Ireland's economic development. Francis J. Costello’s bestselling biography, the first to have full access to the MacSwiney family papers, creates a rounded portrait of MacSwiney’s character and beliefs. it explores his life in all its complexity, and is at once the story of one history’s martyrs and a record of Ireland’s revolutionary years.

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... a transatlantic and fresh revision; it offers a psychology that explains a history; it illuminates an aspect of our present as well as our past. -- The Irish Times

Francis J. Costello’s comprehensive biogaphy is most welcome... It will surely remain the definitive work. -- Sunday Independent

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The biography of Terence MacSwiney, whose 73-day hunger strike in Brixton Prison in 1920 marked a turning point in Ireland's struggle for independence. This book explores his complex life, drawing from the MacSwiney family papers and creating a portrait of his character and beliefs.

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