Tom Barry - IRA Freedom Fighter


By Meda Ryan

Tom Barry: IRA Freedom Fighter chronicles the action-packed life of the Commander of the Third West Cork Flying Column including the decisive Kilmichael ambush and the controversy regarding sectarianism during the 1920-22 period.

It details his involvement on the fringes of the Treaty negotiations, Republican activities during the Civil War; his engagement in the ceasefire/dump-arms deal of 1923; his term as IRA Chief-of-Staff and his participation in IRA conflicts in the 1930's, 1940's, 1950's and right up until his death in 1980.

With an extensive body of primary source material including Tom Barry's papers, this biography will appeal equally to both the general reader and to students of Irish history

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