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Éamon de Valera: A Will to Power By Ronan Fanning Faber & Faber
Many years ago, I used to meet a veteran IRA man in a Blarney Star on 6th Avenue, who swore that it would take a silver bullet to kill "Dev." Republicans had good reason to consider de Valera the devil incarnate.
After all, Éamon de Valera had been one of them. He was famously the last commander to surrender in 1916. He took the…
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