A documented chronicle of the Anglo-Irish conflict and the partitioning of Ireland, with a detailed account of the period 1916-1923. Preface by Eamon de Valera. With maps and illustrations. London: Corgi Books, 1968. pp. 989, 1. Colour illustrated wrappers. Signed by Eamon de Valera on half title. A very good copy.
In the preface Eamon de Valera says: “No matter what the future may hold for the Irish Nation, the seven years – 1916 to 1923 – must ever remain a period of absorbing interest. Not for over two hundred years has there been such a period of intense and sustained effort to regain the national sovereignty and independence. Over the greater part of the period it was the effort of, one might say, the entire nation”.
The author bequeathed the royalties from this work to Eamon de Valera.