Book Title: At War With the Empire: Ireland's Fight for Independence

Details: Author: Hunt, Gerry

Reading Age: 13 +

Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN-13: 9781847172600

Number of pages: 64

Dimensions: 21 x 0.5 x 29.7 cm

Retail Price: €12.99

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Book Details

Book Description

From the author of Blood Upon the Rose comes a brand new graphic novel depicting the guerilla war against British rule in Ireland. At War with the Empire brings this turbulent era of Anglo-Irish relations to life with colourful artwork and lively text. It details the Declaration of Independence in 1919, the leaders involved in guerrilla warfare across the country, the groundbreaking signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 and the effects the Treaty had on Irish politics. Accessible and informative, this beautiful graphic novel is history at its best.

'bringing history to life better than any history book could hope' -- Primary Times 'will appeal to both children and adults' -- Primary Times 'accessible, informative and insightful' -- Primary Times 'very interesting' -- Talking History on Newstalk 'a perfect way of introducing a younger person to Irish history ... adults would enjoy it as well' -- Talking History on Newstalk 'gets children into Irish history but through the graphic novel ... a super idea' -- Ryan Tubridy 'a personal favourite' -- Ryan Tubridy 'will resonate with many young people, boys especially, who are fascinated with this period of history and particularly the persona of Michael Collins' -- Inis Magazine 'essential stock for any school library' -- Inis Magazine 'does succeed in providing an exciting introduction to its subject matter' -- Inis Magazine 'visually the book works very well, the style of the illustrations capturing the mood of the story' -- Inis Magazine 'a vividly-presented, engaging account' -- Evening Echo 'will attract younger readers despite its disturbing contact' -- Evening Echo 'a style that will appeal to young readers' -- Evening Echo 'Ireland's War of Independence as you've never seen it before' -- Evening Echo 'having achieved critical acclaim for his graphic account of the Easter Rising, Blood upon the Rose, Gerry Hunt has now turned to the next page in this country's history' -- Evening Echo 'The scenes and dialogue ... are masterly' -- Books Ireland 'brilliantly conveying movement and violence' -- Books Ireland 'will appeal to the younger generation ... but it is still a serious history of the war of independence' -- Books Ireland 'clever use of colour' -- Comic Cast 'as a light introduction to these characters in an educational sense, this book is quite useful' -- Comic Cast 'very good' -- Comic Cast 'a resource ... to make that history more accessible than the really boring text books' -- Comic Cast 'The artwork here possesses an accuracy, especially in characters, that is good, while the detail to the historical aspects is incredible. The War itself is a terribly dark part of British history where honour and morals are set to one side in a desperate -- 'some of the images ... are strong enough to work as stand-alone illustrations' -- Sunday Times 'like its predecessor, this will serve as a useful introduction to the subject for second-level students' -- Sunday Times 'even the most pop-culture-literate teenagers should prefer Hunt's approach to the reams of dates and names typically found in school books' -- Sunday Times 'old-fashioned quality will appeal to fans of war comics' -- Sunday Times 'moves along at a deceptively fast pace and a strong narrative emerges from the force and vividness of its determinedly old-fashioned drawings' -- Sunday Times 'books like this belong in every school and library in Ireland to teach us very important aspects of our recent historical past' -- Irish Comic News 'a winner on every level' -- Irish Comic News 'hats off to O'Brien Press and Gerry Hunt for another winner' -- Irish Comic News 'a useful addition to the history classroom' -- CBI's Recommended Reads 2012 'provides an accessible, informative read for adults as well as young people' -- CBI's Recommended Reads 2012 'sticks close to historical events' -- CBI's Recommended Reads 2012 'expect a sequel' -- RTE Guide 'vivid and detailed' -- RTE Guide 'the War of Independence as you've never seen it before' -- RTE Guide

About the Author
GERRY HUNT worked for twenty-five years as an architect, eighteen of them with the IDA. In 1986 he left architecture and began drawing political cartoons. From this, he moved on to drawing entire comics ... his first, selfproduced, comic was a rhyming, Spanish-language work that he gave away to friends.He has since published In Dublin City and The Streets of Dublin. The Streets of Dublin has been included in an exhibition entitled 'Artist's Books' in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago."