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    The Republic: The Fight for Irish Independence

    The Republic: The Fight for Irish Independence

    By Charles Townsend (Published by Allen Lane)The protracted, terrible fight for Irish independence pitted the Irish against the British and the Irish against other Irish. It was both a physical battle of shocking violence against a regime increasingly seen as alien and unacceptable and an intellectual battle for a new sort of country. The damage done, the betrayals and grim compromises put the new nation into a state of trauma for at least a generation, but at a nearly unacceptable cost the struggle ended: a new republic was born. In his new book, The Republic, Charles Townsend deals with the ...


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