Book review: Bitter Freedom - Ireland in a Revolutionary World
Non-fiction: Bitter Freedom – Ireland in a Revolutionary World 1918-1923. By Maurice Walsh. Faber & Faber, €23. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.
In 1918, in the heady aftermath of World War I, an American writer who entered a tiny bakery in a remote Spanish village was surprised to see a photograph of US president Woodrow Wilson. The elderly proprietor exclaimed: “He will save us all, with his Americans.”
In the simplistic English narrative of the war having been a conflict between Germany and Britain, Britain had emerged the winner. But the real winner was the US. And the...
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