O Luing Sean.
Title I Die in a Good Cause. a Study of Thomas Ashe Idealist and Revolutionary.
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Tralee,Ireland. Anvil Books. 1970
Seller ID 005947
A rare chance to obtain this very scarce publication. White covers are grubby tear top and bottom of spine, shelf rubbing to edges and corners, small ink line on back cover. Internally pages are browning, outer edges of pages grubby. Illustrated with many photographs.' To brute force he opposed the only weapon left. The denial of political rights to the man seeking the full political stature of his country is an affront to the honour of his cause that no freeman will accept. Thomas Ashe, fighting the battle ofor human rights on the icy floor of Mountjoy prision, declined to accept it. The authorities classified him as a criminal. Rejecting the classification, Ashe joined issue with his captors in circumstances that left them with all the power to inflict suffering on him. To brute force he opposed the only weapon left, the passive and moral resistance of the hunger strike. Exhausted under forcible feeding, he did not yield. His quiet words of resolve in a last interview with the Lord Mayor of Dublin proclaim his character; 'Even though I do die, I die in a good cause.' This is the story of Thomas Ashe, the thoughtful revolutionary whose life and death so deeply influenced resurgent Ireland.'
THOMAS ASHE/IRISH HISTORY/IRISH BIOGRAPHY/IRISH MILITARY//IRISH POLITICS