PROFILES IN HISTORY
Cover: Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO, from Harvard University PressCover: Dublin 1916 in HARDCOVER

Dublin 1916

The Siege of the GPO

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HARDCOVER

$24.50 • £19.95 • €22.00

ISBN 9780674036338

Publication Date: 10/15/2009

Short

272 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

20 halftones

Profiles in History

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Just as Fort McHenry and the Alamo are iconic in American history, Dublin’s General Post Office is important in modern Irish history. Historian Wills explores how it acquired its symbolism, starting from the events of the 1916 Easter Rising that occurred there, to how they were remembered in popular memory, in literature and film, and in politics… History readers will be drawn to Wills’ incisive study.—Gilbert Taylor, Booklist

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