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de Valera

Eamon . 1882--1975, Irish statesman; president of Sinn F?in (1917--26) and of the D?il (1918--22); formed the Fianna F?il party (1927); prime minister (1937--48; 1951--54; 1957--59) and president (1959--73) of the Irish Republic
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For many years, de Valera was ill-served by biographers.
Ronan Fanning argues that the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising is a ripe moment to reconsider de Valera. He aims to reconcile the obloquy de Valera incurred for dividing Ireland over the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty, which won self-government, with his claim to recognition as his country's greatest modern statesman.
There is some unnecessary repetition in argument, and this reviewer would have particularly liked to have seen a table setting out the differences between the four different published versions as well as something more than speculation surrounding Keynes discussion with de Valera. In terms of emphasis, while a chapter is devoted to the international academic debate on protectionism, the reader does not get a clear overarching view of the contemporary attitudes of the Irish economics profession.
Therefore it came as some surprise that, when Hitler was reported dead in May 1945, de Valera visited the home of the German envoy to Ireland to offer his condolences.
In Dublin de Valera was to allow hunger-strikers to die, there were executions of IRA men for capital crimes, and many were interned.
AN EMBASSY official in Dublin took great delight in reporting how few world leaders turned up for the funeral of Ireland's former president Eamon de Valera.
"Gerry Adams needs to decide if he wants to follow in the footsteps of Eamon de Valera or in the footsteps of Tony Soprano.
Ponton illustrates these transformations with texts of Enrique de Villena, Diego de Valera, Fernan Perez de Guzman, and Sancho de Torres.