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Sean Heuston: 16Lives (16 Lives)

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Sean Heuston: 16 Lives

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SEAN HEUSTON

The Irish War of Independence. What possible reason could the English have for sending such a young man to his death?


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  7. Yet the English had their reasons. Heuston was the leader of a group of twenty-six rebels who occupied the Mendicity Institute, and who, under occasional heavy fire in the course three days, wounded six British soldiers and killed one officer. This is a good book, recommended to anyone with an interest in the Easter Rising of Apr 30, Christine rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a concise, well-written biography of Sean Heuston who became famous when he was one of the 16 men executed for their roles in the Easter Rising.

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    The book is slim by necessity- Heuston was executed at age 25 and was not really a public figure prior to the Rising, plus much of his early life's details are undocumented. Gibney acknowledges this last bit specifically and instead of making unsubstantiated statements about what Sean believed, he opens with an exploration of the world in w This is a concise, well-written biography of Sean Heuston who became famous when he was one of the 16 men executed for their roles in the Easter Rising.

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    Gibney acknowledges this last bit specifically and instead of making unsubstantiated statements about what Sean believed, he opens with an exploration of the world in which he lived that provide good context for the events about which more is known: Ultimately this is a quick yet detailed read.

    It made me wish we did know more about Heuston's childhood perspectives and personal experiences because in some respects he remains enigmatic. Mostly though I am glad to see Heuston receive a biography like this one since despite his name being given to a bustling train station in Dublin he was not one of the more famous Easter Rising participants and tends to be discussed less than those who signed the Proclamation.

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    Mar 06, Nick Wilson rated it it was amazing. Excellent book, wel written, documenting the life amd subsequent execution of Sean Heuston, one of the 16 men exeucted for their part in the Easter Rising. Paints an great picture of the man and his beliefs.

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