This present work was the result of my inquiry, an inquiry which ranged from the heroic Irish legends of the second and third centuries to the current divisions among the Irish Republican Army. Within this broad survey of Irish history, I became involved in the work of two men whose thoughts and actions I have intensively examined--Padraic Pearse and James Connolly. Separately, Pearse and Connolly had each developed specific programs for the salvation of the Irish people . Together their thoughts, writings, and actions were indispensible [sic] to the Easter Rising of 1916.



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