This is a scrupulously
researched and superbly written account of the events of
that fateful week. The narrative proceeds almost on an
hour-by-hour basis building up a picture which, while immensely
detailed, is none the less presented with the greatest
First published in 1964, "The Easter Rebellion" quickly
established itself as the outstanding narrative history
of the 1916 Rising in Ireland. It provides an objective
and exciting appraisal of what was perhaps the most decisive
week in the making of modern Ireland.
The story unfolds as a vivid and explosive drama, building
up a picture which never loses its sense of narrative urgency.
Most of all, the author was able to interview many of the
surviving participants – something denied to all
subsequent accounts of the Rising.
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