Coverart for item
The Resource Frank Sherwin : independent and unrepentant, edited by Frank Sherwin, Jr. ; foreword by Eunan O'Halpin

Frank Sherwin : independent and unrepentant, edited by Frank Sherwin, Jr. ; foreword by Eunan O'Halpin

Label
Frank Sherwin : independent and unrepentant
Title
Frank Sherwin
Title remainder
independent and unrepentant
Statement of responsibility
edited by Frank Sherwin, Jr. ; foreword by Eunan O'Halpin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is a celebration of the life of Frank Sherwin Sr, in his own words, from his witnessing of the Easter Rising through to the early 1970s. Frank Sherwin was born into a republican family in 1905. At an early age he joined the Fianna, a boy-scout movement, founded by the nineteen year old Belfast man Bulmer Hobson in 1902. This movement was active in the period, especially in the Civil War. Sherwin was captured by Free State troops along with five others who were under his command and was tortured and imprisoned for twenty months in various prisons. His ill-treatment in prison left him physically disabled for the remainder of his life. After this turbulent period he joined the fledgling Fianna Fail party in 1926. His experience with the party machine left much to be desired, causing him to go it alone as an Independent for the remainder of his public life. He won a seat in the Municipal Elections of 1955 and a Dail seat in a by-election in 1957. It was in the latter position that he became widely known, owing to his support of the Fianna Fail government of the 1960s. It was in the introduction of the unpopular turnover tax that the opposition saw their chance of unseating that government. It would involve toppling Sherwin, the lone pillar and the government's prop. He was to brave slander and bribery but remained obstinate, convinced that his supporting of Sean Lemass's government was in the interests of the Irish people, for the good of the nation and the stability of the country."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1905-1981
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sherwin, Frank
Dewey number
  • 941.5082092
  • 941.5082092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA965.S57
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sherwin, Frank
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politicians
  • Republicanism
  • Sherwin, Frank
  • Ireland
Label
Frank Sherwin : independent and unrepentant, edited by Frank Sherwin, Jr. ; foreword by Eunan O'Halpin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [222]-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70765004
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 236 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780716528494
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007295971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70765004
Label
Frank Sherwin : independent and unrepentant, edited by Frank Sherwin, Jr. ; foreword by Eunan O'Halpin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [222]-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70765004
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 236 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780716528494
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007295971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70765004

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...