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Launch: The Shadow War – Wed 9 Oct, Hodges Figgis

Eastwood Books is delighted to present the latest book from Joseph E.A. Connell Jnr:

The Shadow War: Michael Collins and the Politics of Violence.

About the book: Insurgencies are as psychological and political as much as military. In the War of Independence, the Irish needed to remain active for longer than the nerves of liberal Britain could stand, and they succeeded. Irish governance, rather than military victory, was always the goal. If success can be defined as doing more with less, then Michael Collins must be counted as among the great guerrilla planners of the twentieth century.  He understood the limits of what could be achieved by violence – and when to forgo violence for negotiation.

Joseph E.A. Connell Jnr is the author of Dublin Rising 1916 and Who’s who in the Dublin Rising 1916, published in 2016 by Wordwell. He writes a regular column in History Ireland and is a regular contributor to Newstalk’s Talking History programme.

Launching in Hodges Figgis, Dawson Street, Wednesday 9 October 6pm. All welcome, queries to Helen@wordwell.ie / 01 2933 568 or order a copy here.