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The Victory of Sinn Fein

The Centenary Classics series examines the fascinating time of change and evolution in the Ireland of 100 years ago during the 1916-23 revolutionary period. Each volume is introduced by Fearghal McGarry who sets the scene of this important period in Ireland’s history. The Victory of Sinn Fein, originally published in 1924, is an eyewitness account of events in Ireland from the Easter Rising of 1913 until 1923. It is written from a now almost forgotten viewpoint - that of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. O’Hegarty’s heroes were Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins and he took the Pro-Treaty side in 1921, strongly opposing those who assumed a continuing mandate for force after ratification of the Treaty. The book contains vivid character sketches of Griffith, Collins and de Valera, and as Tom Garvin writes in his introduction ’it is...written with enormous passion, verve and energy; it reads like a thriller.’

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Table of Contents

Series Introduction Introduction Preface The Insurrection of 1916 The Re-Emergence of Sinn Fein (1916-18) The Irish Republican Brotherhood (1858-1916) De Valera (1916-19) Mick Collins (1909-21) Dail Eireann (1919) The Sinn Fein Policy in Practice (1919-1921) The Black-and-Tan War The New Griffith (1916-21) The Crime of the Ulster Boycott (1920) The Moral Collapse (1920-21) The Surrender of England The Truce The Great Betrayal The Great Mistake The Great Talk The Position Created by the Truce and the Treaty The Pseudo-Republicans The Furies (1922) Mary Macswiney After the Ratification The Irregulars, Devil Era War against the Irish People The Death of Griffith Michael Collins (September 1922) Victory of the People The Humorous Side The Responsibility of Mr De Valera The Irish Free State How it Strikes a Contemporary The Future of Ireland Appendix I Appendix II, Appendix III.

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