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The Resource Peadar O'Donnell, Donal Ó Drisceoil

Peadar O'Donnell, Donal Ó Drisceoil

Label
Peadar O'Donnell
Title
Peadar O'Donnell
Statement of responsibility
Donal Ó Drisceoil
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Peadar O'Donnell (1893-1986), 'the greatest agitator of his generation', was an Irish socialist and republican who believed in the indivisibility of the struggles against capitalism and British imperialism. He moved from his role as a radical trade union organiser in 1918-19 to the senior ranks of the IRA during the War of Independence and Civil War. Over the following decade he strove to make class struggle the dynamic of republican politics and to transform the IRA into a Connollyite citizen army. He was a key figure in the republican-communist partnership of the late twenties/early thirties and the primary instigator of the left-republican Saor Eire and Republican Congress initiatives. He was also the driving force of the campaign against the payment of land annuities to Britain, an issue that helped Fianna Fail to power in 1932 and sparked off the Economic War." "O'Donnell was also a prolific political journalist and the author of seven novels and one play that often brilliantly evoke community life in the islands and glens of his native Donegal. Probably his most important cultural legacy was the legendary Bell magazine, which he founded in 1940 and edited from 1946 to 1954. His stature, reputation and longevity later earned him the status of 'grand old man of the Irish left'. A life-long campaigner on behalf of those marginalised in Irish society, particularly improverished emigrants and small farmers, he was also prominently associated with progressive international causes such as the defence of the Spanish Republic and opposition to the American war in Vietnam." "This new biography critically examines O'Donnell's political and creative career. It not only gives new insights into an extraordinary individual, but with its emphasis on historical context, offers fresh perspectives on the dynamics of Irish political, social and cultural life in the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ó Drisceoil, Donal
Dewey number
  • 823/.912
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6029.D543
LC item number
Z8 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Radical Irish lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Revolutionaries
  • Socialists
  • Editors
  • Novelists, Irish
  • O'Donnell, Peadar
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Label
Peadar O'Donnell, Donal Ó Drisceoil
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Series numbering from spine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-154) 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
Contents
  • 'Let us become rebels' 1893-1921
  • 'I'm in the wrong war!' 1921-1925
  • 'My pen is a weapon' 1926-1931
  • 'Bridgeheads of hope' 1932-1939
  • 'Somewhere out the road in history' 1940-1986
Control code
46731170
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 164 pages
Isbn
9781859183106
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001028703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Peadar O'Donnell, Donal Ó Drisceoil
Publication
Note
Series numbering from spine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-154) 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
Contents
  • 'Let us become rebels' 1893-1921
  • 'I'm in the wrong war!' 1921-1925
  • 'My pen is a weapon' 1926-1931
  • 'Bridgeheads of hope' 1932-1939
  • 'Somewhere out the road in history' 1940-1986
Control code
46731170
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 164 pages
Isbn
9781859183106
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001028703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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