Erskine Childers

By: Ring, Jim

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[nice clean book, tiny bump to bottom front corner; jacket shows only light rubbing, mostly to rear panel]. (B&W photographs) A biography of the author of "The Riddle of the Sands," a man who also "led a life quite as enigmatic and adventurous as his classic novel." An Irish patriot who'd had an English education, he served England with distinction during World War I but "finished the war profoundly divided in his loyalties" due to the trauma of the Easter Rising of 1916. "With the Irish question now critical, Childers settled his fate by becoming the official propagandist for the Republican movement. He opposed the treaty that established the Irish Free State, regarding the compromoise as anathema, and joined the IRA. Hunted by the Free State authorities, he was eventually captured and executed in November 1922."

Title: Erskine Childers

Author: Ring, Jim

Categories: Literary History/Biography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1996

ISBN Number: 0-7195-5681-3

ISBN Number 13: 9780719556814

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

Seller ID: 18534

Keywords: Novelists Ireland Irish History Irish Republican Army Writers Literary Biography