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29th September, 2012
Enigma by Paul Bew: a concise and commanding biography of Charles Stewart Parnell.

Enigma by Paul Bew

Charles Stewart Parnell's fame is so complete in Ireland that his final resting place in Glasnevin cemetery is marked by a stone simply bearing the word 'Parnell', but still Paul Bew contends that one of our greatest patriots remains something of a mystery. The conflicts of Parnell's life are exemplified by his background and purpose: a member of the Protestant ascendancy he nonetheless fought for Irish nationalism and land reform.


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