Easter 1916 in 2016 List of Plates and Maps List of Abbreviations Chronology Introduction 1: The Rising Generation: Separatism in Ireland 2: Arms in Irish Hands: Volunteering 3: The Soul of the Nation: War 4: Walking on Air: The Rising in Dublin 5: Glorious Forever: The Fall of the Republic 6: Charlie Weston, Are you Gone Mad? The Rising in Provincial Ireland 7: A Good End: Punishment 8: The Beginning of Ireland: Aftermath Guide to Further Reading Notes Index
Fearghal McGarry is Senior Lecturer in History at Queen's University, Belfast. He is the author of a number of books on Irish history in the twentieth century, including Irish Politics and the Spanish Civil War (Cork University Press, 1999), Eoin O'Duffy: A Self-Made Hero (OUP, 2005), and The Abbey Rebels of 1916: A Lost Revolution (Gill & Macmillan, 2015). H also edited Rebels (Penguin Ireland, 2011), a collection of first-hand testimony by revolutionary veterans.
`Review from previous edition Review from previous edition McGarry brings us close to the terrifying and exhilarating experience that was 1916. He seamlessly weaves together these richly evocative witnesses with current historiography and narrative.' America Magazine `Beautifully produced.' Mary E. Daly, The Irish Times `The Rising not only provides a lucid explanation of what happened in 1916, it also gives us the best account yet of what it was like to be there: with Pearse and Connolly in the GPO, under de Valera's command defending Mount Street Bridge, or just suffering through it all as a helpless civilian. Fearghal McGarry has a keen biographer's eye for human detail and uses it here to weave together the myriad stories of the Easter rebellion. ' Peter Hart, author of The I.R.A. at War `A vivid and compelling narrative that explores the thoughts, fears, and motivations of the revolutionaries in this seminal event.' The Boston Globe `'The Rising' offers invaluable insights into the insurrection from ground level.' The Boston Globe `McGarry offers a poignant mosaic of idealism, bravery, and humanity.' The Boston Globe `'The Rising' is rich with tales of the acts of ordinary Dubliners.' The Boston Globe `The novelty of the book lies in its perspective.' America `A very readable, yet historically important book that will appeal to general readers and to experts.' Mary E. Daly, The Irish Times `judicious and compelling' Alvin Jackson, The Journal of Modern History `[An] excellent and judicious account of the Easter Rising ... [McGarry's] purpose in he Rising: Ireland: Easter 1916 - first published in 2010 and now reissued in a handsome centenary edition - is to tell the story of the rebellion "from within and below", to convey "what it actually felt like" to participate ... the account he constructs is rich and nuanced.' Vincent Boland, Financial Times `possibly the most balanced account of the Rising that has yet been attempted ... his is an excellent introduction for anyone who seeks to understand the beginning of the modern Irish Republic and its enduring legacy.' History of War `Riveting ... in this illuminating study, McGarry allows those who took part in the Rising, and those who witnessed it, to speak for themselves.' Andy Ffrench, Oxford Times