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McCullagh, David

De Valera. Volume II, Rule 1932-1975 / David McCullagh. - 528 p., [16] p. of plates : ports (some col.) ; 24 cm. - De Valera II Rule 1932-1975 .

[Vol. I]: De Valera: Rise 1882-1932 also available

Includes bibliographical references and index.

'We'll crown de Valera king of Ireland' -- Work without ceasing -- No going back - Our duty to govern -- A republic in fact -- A feeling of bitter humiliation -- A very serious handicap -- You have a constitution now -- A positive advance -- Gazing over the brink -- Nothing to fear -- Whoever comes first -- A nation once again -- Our answer will be no -- So many irons -- Such a change -- I hate to be a lame duck -- As long as this organisation wants me -- First and last -- I do not know any any art

The concluding volume of David McCullagh's new life of Eamon De Valera. In this, the concluding volume of David McCullagh's monumental new biography of the revolutionary and statesman, we join de Valera in 1932 as he takes the reins of power in the first Fianna Fail government and follow him as he confronts one challenge after another - the Economic War, the drafting of Bunreacht na hEireann, the Emergency, the North, the declaration of the Republic, economic stagnation in the 1950s - and sets about gradually remaking a sovereign Ireland in his own image. Beautifully written and deeply researched, McCullagh's De Valera is a provocative and nuanced portrait of Ireland's most enigmatic leader, as well as a balanced assessment of his role in shaping our national self-image. Copac

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De Valera, Éamon, 1882-1975.


Presidents--Ireland--Biography.
Statesmen--Biography.--Ireland--Biography.


Ireland--Politics and government--20th century--Biography.

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