Ernie O'Malley Books


Ernie O'Malley was an Irish Republican Army (IRA) officer during the Irish War of Independence (1919-21) and a commander of the anti-treaty IRA during the Irish Civil War (1922-23). The literary quality of his books and his career after the political conflicts distinguish him from other IRA men who also penned memoirs of the times.

'No Surrender Here!' The Civil War Papers of Ernie O'Malley 1922-1924 by Cormac K.H. O'Malley & Anne Dolan

No Surrender Here

 
This collection documents one man's attitude to war and his difficult acceptance of peace, his experience of capture, imprisonment, hunger strike and finally release. In these letters, however, ‘No Surrender Here!' also captures the voices of both the leadership and the rank and file: the detached and often inappropriate orders from above, and the confusion of men who, in some cases without boots on their feet, know that theirs is a hopeless cause. Letters to friends and family also reveal the more personal costs of war.

Prisoners: The Civil War Letters of Ernie O'Malley by Ernie O'Malley, Richard English, Cormac K. H. O'Malley

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 On Another Man's Wound: A Personal History of Ireland's War of Independence by Ernie O'Malley

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The Singing Flame by Ernie O'Malley

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The Singing Flame covers the period 1922-1924, and has been called a "work of great historical importance" -- Irish Independent.