Eoin O'Duffy by Fearghal McGarry
A Self-Made Hero

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Eoin O'Duffy was one of the most controversial figures of modern Irish history. A leader of the Irish revolution, and protégé of Michael Collins, he commanded the Irish police and defense forces, before emerging as Ireland's leading fascist politician in the 1930s. A crusading moralist, obsessed with the need to counter public immorality, and a closet homosexual and alcoholic, O'Duffy's remarkable life was characterised by self-aggrandisement, fantasy, and contradiction.

About Fearghal McGarry

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Fearghal McGarry is currently Lecturer in Irish history at Queen's University, Belfast. Previously he was Lecturer in Irish History at Trinity College, Dublin, and Government of Ireland Post-Doctoral Fellow at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Published December 1, 2005 by Oxford University Press. 448 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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