A powerful fictional portrait of Ireland's Easter Rising of 1916 follows the events and personalities of the rebellion as chronicled by some of its passionate participants, including poet-rebels Patrick Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh, and Joseph Plunkett. Reissue.
Through Ned's eyes, 1916 examines the Irish fight for freedom--inspired by poets and schoolteachers, fueled by a desperate desire for independence, and played out in the historic streets of Dublin against the backdrop of World War I. It is the story of the brave men and heroic women who, for a few unforgettable days, managed to hold out against the might of the British Empire to realize an impossible dream.
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