Éamon de Valera by Ronan Fanning
A Will to Power

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This biography makes a strong and ultimately convincing case for de Valera as the indispensable founding father of the sovereign Irish Republic we know today.
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Ronan Fanning offers a reappraisal of the most famous, and most divisive, political figure in modern Irish history, reconciling Éamon de Valera’s shortcomings with a recognition of his achievement as the statesman who embodied Irish independence and spared the nation decades of unproductive debate on the pros and cons of remaining tied to Britain.
 

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Ronan Fanning is Professor Emeritus of Modern History at University College Dublin.
 
Published April 25, 2016 by Harvard University Press. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel.
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Reviewed by Martin Rubin on Jun 06 2016

This biography makes a strong and ultimately convincing case for de Valera as the indispensable founding father of the sovereign Irish Republic we know today.

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