Biography does Carson's later life justice

{ "b" : "Carson: The Man Who Divided Ireland," , "cite" : "by Geoffrey Lewis, Hambleton and London, €30."}

18th June, 2005

{ "b" : "Carson: The Man Who Divided Ireland," , "cite" : "by Geoffrey Lewis, Hambleton and London, €30."}

It's odd, given unionist leader Edward Carson's historical significance, that Carson: The Man Who Divided Ireland is the first major biography for over 50 years. This inexplicable omission has quite possibly given rise to the unfair general characterisation of Carson as a belligerent figure who engineered the split between the North and the rest of country.

The reality, however, is much...

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