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The Easter Rising, 1916 -

Related category: Ireland, Scotland & Wales
Related booklists: Ireland - 20th Century, Northern Ireland - Republicanism, Irish Biography and Autobiography, Irish History, Michael Collins, Sinn Fein,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 31 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Markievicz: Prison Letters and Rebel Writings by Lindie Naughton
    Markievicz: Prison Letters and Rebel Writings - by Lindie Naughton

    £17.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785371615 | ISBN 10: 1785371614

    The Prison Letters of Countess Markievicz were first published in 1932 as a classic of feminist literature. Now restored to their original form by leading Markievicz expert, Lindie Naughton, this new edition features previously unpublished letters th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Seven: The Lives and Legacies of the Founding Fathers of the Irish Republic by Ruth Dudley Edwards
    The Seven: The Lives and Legacies of the Founding Fathers of the Irish Republic - by Ruth Dudley Edwards

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786070739 | ISBN 10: 1786070731

    On Easter Sunday, 23 April 1916, the seven members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood's military council met to proclaim an Irish Republic with themselves as the provisional government. After a week of fighting with the British army on the streets o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The 1916 Irish Rebellion by Bríona Nic Dhiarmada
    The 1916 Irish Rebellion - by Bríona Nic Dhiarmada

    £20.00   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782051916 | ISBN 10: 1782051910

    The 1916 Irish Rebellion includes a historical narrative; a lavish spread of contemporary images and photographs; and a rich selection of sidebar quotations from contemporary documents, prisoners' statements, and other eyewitness accounts to capture ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1916: The Mornings After by Tim Pat Coogan
    1916: The Mornings After - by Tim Pat Coogan

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784080112 | ISBN 10: 178408011x

    The 1916 Easter Rising and its aftermath changed Ireland for ever. The British government's execution of 14 republican rebels transformed a group hitherto perceived as cranks and troublemakers into national heroes. Those who avoided the British firin ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1916: A Global History by Keith Jeffery
    1916: A Global History - by Keith Jeffery

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408834329 | ISBN 10: 1408834324

    The mud-filled, blood-soaked trenches of the Low Countries and North-Eastern Europe were essential battlegrounds during the First World War, but the war reached many other corners of the globe, and events elsewhere significantly affected its course. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Scotland and the Easter Rising: Fresh Perspectives on 1916 by Willy Maley and Kirsty Lusk (Editors)
    Scotland and the Easter Rising: Fresh Perspectives on 1916 - by Willy Maley and Kirsty Lusk (Editors)

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910745366 | ISBN 10: 1910745367

    The story of the Rising is still being told, and in these pages the reader will find much to ponder, much to discuss, and much to disagree with. From the Introduction by Kirsty Lusk and Willy Maley. On Easter Monday 1916, leaders of a rebellion a ... more

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  • Cover image of book One Bold Deed of Open Treason: The Berlin Diary of Roger Casement 1914-1916 by Angus Mitchell
    One Bold Deed of Open Treason: The Berlin Diary of Roger Casement 1914-1916 - by Angus Mitchell

    £16.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785370564 | ISBN 10: 1785370561

    Roger Casement is an intriguing figure in Irish history who played a crucial role in the 1916 Rising. His Berlin Diary is an astonishingly candid insight into his mind and motives during his last acts before the Easter Rising and his execution.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Who
    Who's Afraid of the Easter Rising? 1916-2016 - by James Heartfield and Kevin Rooney

    £11.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782798873 | ISBN 10: 1782798870

    One hundred years ago, Easter 1916, Irish revolutionaries rose against the British Empire proclaiming a Republic from the steps of the General Post Office in Dublin. The men and women of the Easter Rising were defeated by the overwhelming force of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fallen by Lia Mills
    Fallen - by Lia Mills

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241964729 | ISBN 10: 0241964725

    Fallen by Lia Mills - a remarkable love story amidst the ruins of the First World War and the Easter Rising.   SELECTED AS THE 2016 'ONE CITY ONE BOOK' TITLE FOR BOTH DUBLIN AND BELFAST   Spring, 1915. Katie Crilly gets the news she dre ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1916: The Rising Handbook by Lorcan Collins
    1916: The Rising Handbook - by Lorcan Collins

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781847175991 | ISBN 10: 1847175996

    There are so many different versions of the story of Easter Week 1916. Lorcan Collins, an acknowledged expert on the subject and founder of the 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour, decided that it was time to put together a truthful and factually correct ref ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rebel Sisters by Marita Conlon-McKenna
    Rebel Sisters - by Marita Conlon-McKenna

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781848271999 | ISBN 10: 1848271999

    With the threat of the First World War looming, tension simmers under the surface of Ireland.  Growing up in the privileged confines of Dublins leafy Rathmines, the bright, beautiful Gifford sisters Grace, Muriel and Nellie kick against the ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1916: Ireland
    1916: Ireland's Revolutionary Tradition - by Kieran Allen

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780745336329 | ISBN 10: 0745336329

    A few minutes after noon on the 24th April, 1916, Patrick Pearse stepped outside the newly occupied GPO on Sackville Street with a copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. Reading aloud, he declared a strike for Irish freedom against the world ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1916: Portraits and Lives by James Quinn, Lawrence William White and David Rooney
    1916: Portraits and Lives - by James Quinn, Lawrence William White and David Rooney

    £28.00   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781908996381 | ISBN 10: 1908996382

    This book is a selection of 40 articles from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography, dealing with 42 men and women whose careers, in one way or another, were deeply involved with the Easter rising of 1916.   The biographies ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hidden Heroes of Easter Week: Memories of Volunteers from England Who Joined the Easter Rising by Robin Stocks
    Hidden Heroes of Easter Week: Memories of Volunteers from England Who Joined the Easter Rising - by Robin Stocks

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780993439902 | ISBN 10: 099343990x

    In the middle of the Great War, members of the Irish community in British cities resolved to travel to Dublin to prepare for a rebellion to achieve Independence for Ireland.  The part played by the Manchester Volunteers has never before been ... more

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  • Cover image of book Making 1916: Material and Visual Culture of the Easter Rising by Lisa Godson and Joanna Brck (Editors)
    Making 1916: Material and Visual Culture of the Easter Rising - by Lisa Godson and Joanna Brck (Editors)

    £25.00   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781381229 | ISBN 10: 1781381224

    The 1916 Rising is the pivotal yet highly contested moment in Irish history when militant republicans sought to seize political power from Britain, and declared - though unsuccessfully in the short term an independent state. Credited with inspiring ... more

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  • Cover image of book Easter 1916: The Irish Rebellion by Charles Townshend
    Easter 1916: The Irish Rebellion - by Charles Townshend

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141982472 | ISBN 10: 0141982470

    Ireland's Easter Rising of 1916 transformed millions of lives and created its own powerful mythology. This remarkable book vividly recreates this extraordinary time when, as Irish insurgents rose up and occupied Dublin, as British artillery retaliat ... more

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  • Cover image of book De Valera: Long Fellow, Long Shadow by Tim Pat Coogan
    De Valera: Long Fellow, Long Shadow - by Tim Pat Coogan

    £11.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784753276 | ISBN 10: 1784753270

    The history of Ireland for much of the Twentieth century is the history of Eamon De Valera.   From the 1916 Rising, the troubled Treaty negotiations and the Civil War, right through to his retirement after longer in power than any other twent ... more

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  • Cover image of book Easter Widows by Sinead McCoole
    Easter Widows - by Sinead McCoole

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781620236 | ISBN 10: 1781620237

    One week in May 1916, seven Irish women became widows. When they had married their husbands they had embarked on very different lives. They married men of the establishment; one married a lecturer, two others married soldiers, another a civil servant ... more

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  • Cover image of book 16 Dead Men: The Easter Rising Executions by Anne-Marie Ryan
    16 Dead Men: The Easter Rising Executions - by Anne-Marie Ryan

    £9.50   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781171349 | ISBN 10: 1781171343

    Sixteen men were executed in the aftermath of the Easter Rising in Ireland, 1916: fifteen were shot and one was hanged. Their deaths changed the course of Irish history. But who were these leaders who set in motion events that would lead to the creat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Easter Rising 1916: The Trials by Sen Enright
    Easter Rising 1916: The Trials - by Sen Enright

    £17.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781908928375 | ISBN 10: 1908928379

    This book, the companion to The Trials of Civilians by Military Courts: Ireland 1921, is a fascinating and comprehensive study of the trials during May 1916, following the Easter Rising. There were 160 trials conducted in a two-week period between th ... more

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  • Cover image of book 16 Lives: Roger Casement by Angus Mitchell
    16 Lives: Roger Casement - by Angus Mitchell

    £13.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781847172648 | ISBN 10: 1847172644

    A fascinating examination of the extraordinary life of Roger Casement, executed as part of the 1916 rising, fighting the empire that had previously knighted him.   Roger Casement was a British consul for two decades. However, his investigation ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Easter Rising by Michael T Foy and Brian Barton
    The Easter Rising - by Michael T Foy and Brian Barton

    £16.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780752457031 | ISBN 10: 0752457039

    On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, between 1,000 and 1,500 Irish Volunteers and members of the Irish Citizen Army seized the General Post Office and other key locations in Dublin. The intention of their leaders, including Patrick Pearse and James Conno ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rising: Easter 1916 by Fearghal McGarry
    The Rising: Easter 1916 - by Fearghal McGarry

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780199605972 | ISBN 10: 0199605971

    The Easter Rising of 1916 not only destroyed much of the centre of Dublin - it changed the course of Irish history. But how did it achieve this? What role did people from ordinary backgrounds play in the making of the Irish revolution and what motiva ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blood Upon the Rose - Easter 1916: The Rebellion That Set Ireland Free by Gerry Hunt
    Blood Upon the Rose - Easter 1916: The Rebellion That Set Ireland Free - by Gerry Hunt

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781847172174 | ISBN 10: 1847172172

    The rebellion that set Ireland free, told as a graphic novel. The 1916 Easter Rising was an attempt by a small group of militant Irish republicans to win independence from Britain. It was the most significant rebellion in Ireland. Though a military f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Patrick Pearse: The Making of a Revolutionary by Joost Augusteijn
    Patrick Pearse: The Making of a Revolutionary - by Joost Augusteijn

    £25.00   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780230277656 | ISBN 10: 0230277659

    Patrick Pearse was not only the leader of the 1916 Easter Rising but also one of the main ideologues of physical-force nationalism in Ireland. For a long time, his ideas have either been dismissed or portrayed as dubious because of his association wi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO by Clair Wills
    Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO - by Clair Wills

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781846680618 | ISBN 10: 1846680611

    Headquarters of the 1916 Rising, Dublins General Post Office is the most famous building in Ireland. This book tells the story of the events in and around the GPO in Easter Week, using participant and eye-witness accounts, diaries and newspaper repo ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Short History of the 1916 Rising by Richard Killeen
    A Short History of the 1916 Rising - by Richard Killeen

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780717144167 | ISBN 10: 071714416x

    The book explores the background to the rising, the development of the Fenian tradition running in parallel with the parliamentary tradition, the effect of the cultural revolution of the early twentieth century in forming the minds of the men who mad ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret Court Martial Records of the Easter Rising by Brian Barton
    The Secret Court Martial Records of the Easter Rising - by Brian Barton

    £16.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780750950633 | ISBN 10: 0750950633

    Following the suppression of the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916, the British Army court-martialled almost 200 prisoners. Around ninety of them received death sentences, but the death penalty was confirmed only for the fifteen men considered to be th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Guns of Easter by Gerard Whelan
    The Guns of Easter - by Gerard Whelan

    £6.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780862784492 | ISBN 10: 0862784492

    It is 1916 and Europe is at war. From the poverty of the Dublin slums twelve-year-old Jimmy Conway sees it all as glorious, and loves the British Army for which his father is fighting. But when war comes to his own streets Jimmy's loyalties are divid ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Easter Rebellion by Max Caulfield
    The Easter Rebellion - by Max Caulfield

    £21.00   paperback   (1995) - ISBN 13: 9780717122936 | ISBN 10: 071712293x

    This is a scrupulously researched and superbly written account of the events of that fateful week. The narrative proceeds almost on an hour-by-hour basis building up a picture which, while immensely detailed, is none the less presented with the great ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rebels: The Irish Rising of 1916 by Peter de Rosa
    Rebels: The Irish Rising of 1916 - by Peter de Rosa

    £15.99   paperback   (1992) - ISBN 13: 9780449906828 | ISBN 10: 0449906825

    On Easter Monday of 1916, a thousand Irish men and women, armed with pikes and rifles, took over the center of Dublin and proclaimed a republic. It was a rash, doomed, symbolic uprising, and the rebel leaders knew it. Crack British troops killed and ... more

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