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Liam Lynch - The Real Chief



written by Meda Ryan.


Liam Lynch was an officer in the Irish Republican Army during the Irish War of Independence and the commanding general of the anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army during the Irish Civil War. He reorganised the Cork Volunteers in 1919 and commanded an effective Brigade in the War of Independence. He was a member of the Irish Republican Army Supreme Council, Chief of Staff of the IRA, established the IRA Executive in March 1922. He was an influential opponent of the 1921 Treaty.

With the aid of Liam Lynch's personal letters, private documents and historical records, Liam Lynch: The Real Chief traces the turbulent career of one of Ireland's greatest guerilla commanders from his birth in 1893 until his death twenty-nine years later in the civil war when he was killed in action on the Knockmealdown mountains.

This book demonstrates Liam Lynch's importance in Irish history, including his efforts with Michael Collins, Richard Mulcahy and others to avoid a civil war, and his unwavering efforts to achieve a thirty-two county republic, rather than a partitioned state. Part of the Irish Revolutionaries series being published in the run-up to the centenary of the 1916 rising.

Meda Ryan was born in West Cork and educated at University College Cork and New York City College. A historian and journalist, she is the author of many books, including The Tom Barry Story, The Day Michael Collins Was Shot and Michael Collins and the Women in His Life. She now lives with her family in Ennis, County Clare.

The above came from publications Mercier Press.

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  • Model: BI-800-120
  • Shipping Weight: 300gms
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Mercier Press

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 05 January, 2014.