Friday 20 October 2017

A refreshing new look at De Valera

Sir -- John-Paul McCarthy's review (Sunday Independent, January 23, 2011) of Anthony Jordan's Eamon de Valera, Irish Catholic Visionary is a model of its kind. While he indicates briefly the breadth of the book, he concentrates on the macro scale of what Jordan is saying about Dev. It is refreshing to find a book which seeks to understand what made him the man he undoubtedly was. In such dire times, it is natural that we look back to our roots to ascertain how we came to such a state. I think that this book may provide a good starting reference.

Michael Murphy,

North Circular Road, Limerick

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