Tom Clarke

Tom Clarke: Life, Liberty, Revolution

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Gerard MacAtasney

Tom Clarke was the architect of the 1916 Rising, one of the most important events in Irish history. However, relatively little is known about him. Clarke is here brought to life through the letters he wrote to family and friends over a seventeen-year period.

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Product Description

Tom Clarke was the architect of the 1916 Rising – the old Fenian surrounded by a young generation of republicans whom he galvanised towards one of the most important events in Irish history.

However, relatively little is known of this apparently quiet and unassuming man. Clarke is here brought to life through the letters he wrote to family and friends over a seventeen-year period.

A complete context for the correspondence is presented here, with a biography containing much new information on Clarke’s early days, particularly the fifteen years he spent in English prisons.

His romance with, and subsequent marriage to Katy Daly, their life in America and the decision to return to Ireland are all detailed. The political correspondence begins in 1899 and terminates with a short note written hours before his execution on 3 May 1916. The letters contained in this book enable the reader to view Clarke as he was – in his own words.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Chronology

List of Illistrations

Preface

Part One

  1. Early Days
  2. A Living Tomb
  3. America and Back
  4. Pulling the Strings

Conclusion

Part Two

Introduction to Letters

Letters

  • Prison
  • Personal
  • Political

Notes to Letters

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Gerard MacAtasney lives in Belfast and is the author of Seán MacDiarmada: The Mind of the Revolution (2004) and The Other Famine: The 1822 Crisis in County Leitrim (2010).

 

 

Additional Information

Author

Gerard MacAtasney

Genre

Biography, Letters and diaries

Format

Paperback

Release schedule

Recent

Imprint

Merrion Press

Publication Date

8th Nov 2012