CONNOLLY, James: Portrait of a Rebel Father.


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By Nora Connolly O'Brien. With a preface by Robert Lynd. Portrait frontispiece. Dublin: Talbot & London: Rich and Cowan, 1935. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. 327. Green cloth, title in black on spine. A fine copy in rare lightly faded dust jacket.
James Connolly, the Irish labour leader, was one of the seven men who signed the Proclamation of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic at Easter, 1916. As Commandant-General of the Dublin Division, he was in command at the General Post Office, where he was wounded, and later executed at Kilmainham. When the writer of this volume was still a child, she accompanied her father on many of his lecture tours in Great Britain and America, and attended his meetings. Among the sixteen men who were executed after the Irish Insurrection of 1916 there was no nobler or more heroic figure than James Connolly ... His daughter has here repaid love with love and pride with pride in a book that has been written from the depths of her remembering heart.


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