The Emergency: Neutral Ireland 1939-45 - Brian GirvinMacmillan, 2006, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Small closed tear to foot of upper panel. I suspect that there was a frontispiece which has been removed. A pleasant copy all the same.
In September 1939, despite the recently established state of Eire still being a member of the British Commonwealth, de Valera refused to join the war against Nazi Germany and declared his country neutral. To the endless frustration and anger of Churchill - and later Roosevelt - de Valera pursued an isolationist policy that changed the course of Irish domestic and foreign politics. In this brilliantly argued history, Girvin shows how this policy went against the national interest, and far from being the only option for the Government, was simply the only one they would consider.
Size: 8vo Royal (25 x 16cm Approx.)
Number of Pages: 385
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