Eammon McCann on another book review, this time for the Sunday Tribune, kindly reproduced in The Blanket.
Of the book he is, frankly, disparaging. But the interest lies less in the book and more in McCann’s view of the life of Joe Cahill; one of the last republicans to have been born before the partition of Ireland. The author, McCann says:
“…gives no impression of him as a irregular individual riven with the complications inevitable from half a century’s immersement in a clandestine armed group which, for most of the period, imagined itself the legitimate government of the land.”
McCann then tells his story of why Cahill was crucial to success of the Adams/McGuinness project within the Republican movement.
Found via Badger’s Radio.
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