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    When the attacks against Catholics known as the Belfast pogrom erupted in July 1920, Tom Glennon was a 20 year old officer in the IRA. The next three years took him from brutal street fighting in Belfast to organising a flying column in the Glens of Antrim, to a daring escape from captivity in the Curragh and then the viciousness of civil war in Donegal. Scarred by his experiences, he sought to create a new life in Australia, only to find further tragedy awaiting him. His silence about his past was so complete that almost eighty years passed before his son learned the truth about his own mother's death.

    Now, using contemporary documents and the accounts of comrades and enemies, his grandson not only tells the story of Tom Glennon's life, but also re-examines the mythology of the pogrom and questions Michael Collins' northern policy, asking: were the northern IRA the victims of a monstrous betrayal?

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    Will defo be picking myself up one.

    Well done.

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    Not buying it til you bring out the book on the dolan out season

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    Fair play Doc. I gave you a plug on some of the social medias

    I presume its a list of Army Songs, yeah?
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    Don't know your real name Doc, did you write this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Nightdub View Post
    In bookshops now:



    When the attacks against Catholics known as the Belfast pogrom erupted in July 1920, Tom Glennon was a 20 year old officer in the IRA. The next three years took him from brutal street fighting in Belfast to organising a flying column in the Glens of Antrim, to a daring escape from captivity in the Curragh and then the viciousness of civil war in Donegal. Scarred by his experiences, he sought to create a new life in Australia, only to find further tragedy awaiting him. His silence about his past was so complete that almost eighty years passed before his son learned the truth about his own mother's death.

    Now, using contemporary documents and the accounts of comrades and enemies, his grandson not only tells the story of Tom Glennon's life, but also re-examines the mythology of the pogrom and questions Michael Collins' northern policy, asking: were the northern IRA the victims of a monstrous betrayal?

    Can be bought online here

    Any chance you can copy and paste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleguer presas i renom View Post
    Any chance you can copy and paste?
    The whole book? Feck off, I need the royalties.

    Slavia - yes.

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    Well done mate, really looking forward to reading this, ordered one.
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    Being so much into history and trying to learn more about the land I now call home, I couldn't resist buying this book.

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    Almost through this now, really enjoying it. Belfast and the north in the period is still understudied in many ways in my view, all I'd really read on revolutionary Belfast was around Larkin and the strikes there in 1907. Great use of some unusual sources here beyond the usual Witness Statements. Really can't wait until the Pension Statements are open to the general public, I think there's a wealth of information in there that sadly you can't get into unless you've a relation.

    Well done on a great book.

    For anyone looking for it, always worth supporting the independent bookshops, few copies in Connolly Books on Essex Street, Temple Bar.
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    http://www.theirishstory.com/2013/04.../#.UXV_RrWyCyo

    Great review from The Irish History.
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    Cheers NACM. Surprisingly enough, the Indo gave it a good review on Saturday as well - "This is a book that shines a light into quite a few dark corners."

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    Very good read, was a bit of light reading in between studies :-) Very enjoyable Doc, and informative.
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    WTF are you studying if scheming, intrigue, betrayal and 500 dead people constitutes "light reading"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Nightdub View Post
    Cheers NACM. Surprisingly enough, the Indo gave it a good review on Saturday as well - "This is a book that shines a light into quite a few dark corners."
    Read the review in Sats Indo and was delighted it got a good one. Great to see a fellow Saint getting the plaudits. Well done will pick it up and bring on my hols in the summer.

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    Believe me, anything is better than contextual studies and media law!!!
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    listened to the launch there well done Doc
    have to say i never ever realized you had such a northern/british twang in your accent !!!

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