Irish Rebel

John Devoy and America's Fight for Ireland's Freedom

Terry Golway

St. Martin's Griffin

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In 1871, John Devoy, a young Irishman fighting for Irish independence, came to the United States in exile. Yet even while across the ocean, this Fenian greatly influenced Irish affairs. Terry Golway's assiduously researched biography of Devoy chronicles a lifetime of activism in which he garnered tremendous financial and moral support for the cause in Ireland. Devoy was instrumental in both the Easter Rising in 1916 and the creation of the Irish Free State.

Intimate details of Devoy's life and his work are artfully interwoven as Terry Golway captures John Devoy's valiant role in Ireland's struggle for freedom.

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Praise for Irish Rebel

"The Devoy story, in Terry Golway's hands, combines wide scholarship and adventure: it reads like a novel. Get a comfortable chair when you read this book: you won't be able to out it down."—Frank McCourt

"Terry Golway has produced a well-researched biography of a man whose life has hitherto been given too little attention."—David Murray, The New Times Book Review

"Terry Golway tells the story of this exceptional man with affection and a deft narrative sense. In an era of publishing in which America is rediscovering its Irishness, this book will charm and enlighten readers."—Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler's List

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Terry Golway

Terry Golway is an editor and writer at The New York Observer and is a contributor to America and other national publication. He resides in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife and children.

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Irish Rebel
John Devoy and America's Fight for Ireland's Freedom
Terry Golway

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
February 1988
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312303860
ISBN10: 0312303866
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 392 pages
$22.99
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