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Vivid Faces
Author: R. F. Foster

ISBN: 9780241954249
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 29 July 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2 x 2.7
Description:
Vivid Faces surveys the lives and beliefs of the people who made the Irish Revolution: linked together by youth, radicalism, subversive activities, enthusiasm and love. Determined to reconstruct the world and defining themselves against their parents, they were in several senses a revolutionary generation.

The Ireland that eventually emerged bore little relation to the brave new world they had conjured up in student societies, agit-prop theatre groups, vegetarian restaurants, feminist collectives, volunteer militias, Irish-language summer schools, and radical newspaper offices. Foster's book investigates that world, and the extraordinary people who occupied it.

About the Author

R. F. Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford. His books include Modern Ireland, 1600-1972, Paddy and Mr Punch, The Irish Story, W. B. Yeats (two volumes) and Luck and the Irish.

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