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Reviews

  • extraordinary and insightful new biography of James Connolly – a magnificent reconsideration of the myths surrounding the Republican ‘hero’ and his warped place in the Republican mindset.

    The Spectator
  • Two fine new books, Sean O’Callaghan’s James Connolly: My Search for the Man, the Myth and His Legacy…rightly emphasise the vicious hatred, fanaticism and lust for revenge of the rebellion’s ringleaders

    Andrew Roberts, The Sunday Times, News Review
  • a republican insider’s disabused account of the fanatical mind, akin to Eric Hofer’s Seventies classic True Believers

    Michael Burleigh, Books of the Year, Evening Standard
  • a brave, hostile account of the life of Pearse’s socialist co-conspirator and martyr, James Connolly

    Daily Telegraph
  • Extraordinary and insightful

    Spectator blog

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