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 clarity.
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
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