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|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
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|| Introduction : up the Republic! Republicanism in Ireland -- The imagined state : 1918-1919 -- Two governments : 1920 -- War and peace, trials of the counter-state : 1921 -- The Republic fractured : 1922-1923.
|| A gripping narrative of the most critical years in modern Ireland's history, from Charles Townshend. The protracted, terrible fight for independence pitted the Irish against the British and the Irish against other Irish. It was both a physical battle of shocking violence against a regime increasingly seen as alien and unacceptable and an intellectual battle for a new sort of country.