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Pearse's skill as an orator are indisputable. His fiery idealism was one of the key motivators that brought the rebels to the GPO in 1916. This collection of his writing showcase's this skill, but also the complex philosophy that underpinned it. Ranging from his theories of education articulated in 'The Murder Machine' (1912), through his orations on the great Fenian leaders of the past: Wolfe Tone, Emmet and O'Donovan Rossa, to his writings on 'The Separtatist Idea', 'The Spiritual Nation' and 'The Sovereign People' in the months leading up to the rising, this is a crucial collection for the library of anyone with an interest in Irish history.
Posted by Peter Dempsey on 26th Jul 2012
This is a fantastic book that really shows Patrick Pearse's thoughts before the Easter Rising in 1916. In a series of pamphlets that he himself wrote, Pearse's views on Irish nationhood are explained. He shows the continuity of the Irish nationalist movement and talks about its heroes such as Tone, Emmet, Mitchel and Lalor.
This book was first published after the Rising, but it still has relevance today as it shows that some of the issues that Pearse talked about have not gone away.
I thoroughly recommend this book for any Irish historian but also any Nationalist that wishes to see the continuity of the struggle to the present day.