Easter 1916: The Irish Rebellion

Easter 1916: The Irish RebellionEaster 1916: The Irish Rebellion by Charles Townshend
ISBN: 1566639654
Published by Ivan R. Dee Publisher on August 26th 2011
Genres: Great Britain, Ireland
Pages: 442

Len's Summary: Draws on eyewitness accounts recently released by the Irish government. Billed by Atlantic as "a dispassionate and definitive reconstruction carefully shifting legend from fact."

Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political SoldierField Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier by Keith Jeffery
ISBN: 9780199239672
Published by Oxford University Press on January 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Great Britain, Ireland, Military
Pages: 325

Len's Summary: The story of a passionate Irish unionist who was one of England's most influential soldiers before and during WWI. Wilson was BEF liaison to the French Army and Western Front corps commander before replacing Sir William Robertson as Chief of the Imperial General Staff in February 1918. He was assassinated by the IRA in 1922.

Dublin Burning: The Easter Rising From Behind the Barricades: The Only Eye-Witness Account of the Easter Rising written by a senior participant

Dublin Burning: The Easter Rising From Behind the Barricades: The Only Eye-Witness Account of the Easter Rising written by a senior participantDublin Burning: The Easter Rising From Behind the Barricades: The Only Eye-Witness Account of the Easter Rising written by a senior participant by W. J. Brennan-Whitmore
ISBN: 0717159302
Published by Gill & Macmillan on September 6th 2013
Genres: Ireland, Great Britain
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: A primary source eye witness account by an Irish participant.

The First World War Diaries of Emma Duffin: Belfast Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse

The First World War Diaries of Emma Duffin: Belfast Voluntary Aid Detachment NurseThe First World War Diaries of Emma Duffin: Belfast Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse by Trevor Parkhill, Emma Duffin
ISBN: 9781846825224
Published by Four Courts Press on July 25th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs, Ireland, Military, Women
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Nurse Duffin’s service in Egypt and France from 1915 to 1918. Until just recently such treatments of Irish service in WWI were rare.

Irishmen in the Great War: Reports from the Front 1914

Irishmen in the Great War: Reports from the Front 1914Irishmen in the Great War: Reports from the Front 1914 by Tom Burnell
ISBN: 9781473838611
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 31st 2014
Genres: Ireland, Military
Pages: 252

Len's Summary: Thousands of Irishmen volunteered for the BEF. Based on contemporary Irish press accounts. The citizens of the Irish republic have conflicted sentiments about their ancestors participation in The Great War: pride in their service mixed with patriotic remembrances of the 1916 Easter Uprising.

A Long Long Way

A Long Long WayA Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0143035096
Published by Penguin Books on September 8th 2005
Genres: Fiction, Ireland
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: The tragic story of a young, conflicted Irish patriot serving in the British Army who attempts unsuccessfully to straddle two worlds as Irish nationalists fight for independence while war rages on the Western Front. Includes an excellent bibliography of books on the Irish experience in the Great War.

Ireland, the Great War and the Geography of Remembrance

Ireland, the Great War and the Geography of RemembranceIreland, the Great War and the Geography of Remembrance by Nuala C. Johnson
ISBN: 9780521826167
Published by Cambridge University Press on May 29th 2003
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, Historical Geography, Science, Earth Sciences, Geography
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Also recommended: Dr. Edward Brynn’s article on The Conscription Debate in Ireland during the First World War presented at the September 2005 WFA national seminar at Newport News and available from Carl Barna at kmbarna@msn.com

Irish Regiments in the Great War: Discipline and Morale

Irish Regiments in the Great War: Discipline and MoraleIrish Regiments in the Great War: Discipline and Morale by Timothy Bowman
ISBN: 9780719062858
Published by Manchester University Press on February 6th 2006
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, Military, World War I, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 256

Forgotten Soldiers: Irishmen Shot at Dawn

Forgotten Soldiers: Irishmen Shot at DawnForgotten Soldiers: The Irishmen Shot at Dawn by Stephen Walker
ISBN: 0717141829
Published by Gill & Macmillan on 2007
Genres: Ireland, Military, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Traces the lives of 22 Irish volunteers in the British Army who were shot for cowardice. These men, along with dozens of others, were recently pardoned by an act of parliament. Available from www.amazon.co.uk.

Our War: Ireland in the Great War

Our War: Ireland in the Great WarOur War: Ireland in the Great War by John Horne
ISBN: 9781904890508
Published by Royal Irish Academy on October 24th 2008
Genres: Europe, Ireland, Military, World War I
Pages: 319

Len's Summary: A series of essays edited by Tomlinson Prize-winner John Horne on the experiences of Irishmen at home and in the trenches. Emblematic of renewed Irish interest in WWI, in the past a fraught subject in the Irish Republic. For a contemporary view of Ulster see: Unionists and Great War Commemoration in the North of Ireland, 1914-1919: People, Places and Politics, Catherine Switzer, 211 pages, Irish Academy Press, 2007, ISBN 0 7165 2872 X, £19 from Amazon.co.uk.

Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO

Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPODublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO by Clair Wills
ISBN: 9780674036338
Published by Harvard University Press on October 15th 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, Revolutionary
Pages: 259

Len's Summary: A new history of the Easter Uprising, which sparked the ultimately successful Irish revolt.

Belfast Boys: How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World War

Belfast Boys: How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World WarBelfast Boys: How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World War by Richard S. Grayson
ISBN: 9781441105196
Published by A&C Black on September 23rd 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Ireland
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: The story of Irish Volunteers of the 36th and 16th Divisions challenges popular perceptions and explains why remembrance remains controversial in Belfast.

A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland

A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and IrelandA Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland by Catriona Pennell
ISBN: 0198708467
Published by Oxford University Press on September 24th 2014
Genres: Great Britain, Ireland, Military, World War I
Pages: 326

Len's Summary: In the days before public opinion surveys no statistical estimates of popular opinion were possible. This study attempts to approximate such a survey using diaries, journals, letters and newspaper accounts over the first five months of conflict. -- A wide variety of responses, not all positive, drawn from personal correspondence, diaries and the popular press.

The Hounds of Ulster: A History of the Northern Irish Regiments in the Great War

The Hounds of Ulster: A History of the Northern Irish Regiments in the Great WarThe Hounds of Ulster: A History of the Northern Irish Regiments in the Great War by Gavin Hughes
ISBN: 9783034308335
Published by Peter Lang on May 21st 2012
Genres: History, Europe, General, Ireland
Pages: 305

Len's Summary: The Ulstermen fought in two cavalry and three infantry regiments, as well as the Irish Guards. A political, military and social history.

Ulster’s Men: Protestant Unionist Masculinities and Militarization in the North of Ireland, 1912-1923

Ulster’s Men: Protestant Unionist Masculinities and Militarization in the North of Ireland, 1912-1923Ulster's Men: Protestant Unionist Masculinities and Militarization in the North of Ireland, 1912-1923 by Jane G.V. McGaughey
ISBN: 0773539727
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press on March 9th 2012
Genres: Ireland, Military, World War I
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: A scholarly study of Northern Irish masculine society during years of mounting violence before, during and just after WWI.

Transforming 1916: Meaning, Memory and the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Easter Rising

Transforming 1916: Meaning, Memory and the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Easter RisingTransforming 1916 by Roisín Higgins
ISBN: 9781859184868
Published by Cork University Press on April 23rd 2012
Genres: History, Historiography, Europe, Ireland
Pages: 275

Len's Summary: Discusses the significance of the Rising to Irish politics, north and south.