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Patrick Pearse

(2006)
The Triumph of Failure
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There has always been argument about whether Pearse's leadership of the Easter Rising in 1916 represented a failure or a triumph. Pearse, who found himself on Easter Monday proclaimed President of the Provisional Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the Republic, took on himself the most bitter of roles at the finish: he was the first to make the move to surrender - and he was the first to be executed. In this re-issued major biography Ruth Dudley Edwards has placed Patrick Pearse in his historical, political and cultural context: she discusses his involvement with the Gaelic League, his role as a military leader in the nationalist movement and his claims as a socialist. Her account of his life does full justice to the story, recording its irony, absurdity and courage. This book will do much to arouse fresh interest in Patrick Pearse; it is sympathetic, balanced, meticulously researched, and above all highly readable.

    

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March 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Patrick Pearse: The Triumph of Failure
Author(s): Ruth Dudley Edwards
ISBN: 0-7165-2834-7 / 978-0-7165-2834-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Irish Academic Press Ltd
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1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: Patrick Pearse: The triumph of failure
Author(s): Ruth Dudley Edwards
ISBN: 0-8008-6267-8 / 978-0-8008-6267-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Taplinger Pub. Co
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April 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: Patrick Pearse: The Triumph of Failure
Author(s): Ruth Dudley Edwards
ISBN: 0-575-02153-5 / 978-0-575-02153-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Patrick Pearse: The Triumph of Failure
Author(s): Ruth Dudley Edwards
ISBN: 0-7165-2835-5 / 978-0-7165-2835-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Irish Academic Press Ltd
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January 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Patrick Pearse: The Triumph of Failure
Author(s): Ruth Dudley Edwards
ISBN: 1-85371-068-7 / 978-1-85371-068-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Poolbeg Press Ltd
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March 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Patrick Pearse: The Triumph of Failure
Author(s): Ruth Dudley Edwards
ISBN: 0-571-11351-6 / 978-0-571-11351-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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