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Learn more about Eamon de Valera’s role in the 1916 Irish rebellion. How did he use his status as the senior surviving officer in the Irish Volunteers to escape execution and win power as the unquestioned leader of the Irish revolution of 1916 to 1921? How were the seeds then sown of his emergence as both the greatest and most divisive of Irish politicians? Join Ronan Fanning of University College Dublin to find out.
Ronan Fanning is Professor Emeritus of Modern History at University College Dublin. His latest books are Fatal Path: British Government and Irish Revolution 1910-1922 (Faber & Faber, 2013) and Eamon de Valera: A Will to Power (Faber & Faber, 2015).
The book will be available to buy from the Waterstones' stall at this event.