Graham Walker, 12 October 1989
Show More James Connolly: A Political Biography by Austen Morgan.
Manchester, 244 pp</span>., £9.95, October 1989, 0 7190 2958 9Show More
James Connolly: Selected Writings edited by P. BeresfordEllis.
Pluto, 256 pp</span>., £8.95, April 1988, 9780745302676Show More
“... James Connolly is not a figure historians can confidently aspire to demythologise. His importance in Irish history lies as much in the images which have been fashioned of him as in his actual writings and actions. Images and myths, of course, are central to the creed of Irish nationalism, and it is hardly surprising, therefore, that many influential ones have been constructed around the only leader, and martyr, of the Easter Rising of 1916 with a socialist reputation ...”