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“Compelling reading for everyone with an interest in this fascinating period in Ireland’s history.”—Brian Cowen, Taoiseach [Prime Minister] of Ireland, leader of the Fianna Fáil party

"Dave Hannigan knows how to tell a story, and what a story! This is a tale of political intrigue, ethnic politics, and revolution that will captivate history buffs and general readers alike. "De Valera in America" sheds new light on a memorable episode in Irish-American history."--Terry Golway, author of Irish Rebel and The Irish in America

"The book has harvested marvellous material from an impressive range of newspapers...Hannigan has a clear appreciation for detail, and his book is populated with an interesting, if shadowy, supporting cast...An accessible exploration of de Valera's visit to America, this book is certainly an entertaining read."--Irish Times
 
"An intriguing account of de Valera's epic fund-raising mission to America in 1919. This is a scintillating read by a superb writer who knows how to bring a good story to life."--Western People
 
"David Hannigan has written a good, solid account of de Valera's lengthy sojourn in America during the Anglo-Irish war."--Tim Pat Coogan, Irish Independent
 
"A real page-turner. Offering a unique take on a familiar figure, and containing facsinating new information and photographs, this book details an intriguing and largely unknown episode in the career of Ireland's most famous politician."--Waterford News & Star
 
"This is a wonderful read."--Sunday Tribune
 
"Hannigan is a fine writer...He has produced a very accessible account of Dev's often frenetic time in the States."--Evening Echo
 
"A Thoroughly researched book that brings the story to life in all its colourful detail....It's a highly enjoyable read that sheds valuable new light on an important part of Dev's political education."--Irish Mail on Sunday
 
"[An] intriguing story...written in a lively and exciting way. The award winning and highly praised author Dave Hannigan offers a clearly written and well documented book."--Irish American News 
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ISBN-10:  0230619193
ISBN-13:  978-0230619197
Author:  Dave Hannigan
Publisher:  Palgrave Macmillan
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Post-9/11, Americans distrust foreign leaders coming here to lobby for their ideologies, let alone to raise funds that may be funneled for radical gunrunners bent on anti-imperialist revolution. The Irish, after the defeat of their Easter Rising in 1916, may have been the first people to lobby for recognition and to sell bonds to Americans eager to support their fledgling Republic, proclaimed but lacking international recognition. In a bold move capitalizing on the renewed rebellion by Irish against …
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