Just Published ~ The Lives of Daniel Binchy: Irish Scholar, Diplomat, Public Intellectual by Tom Garvin
The Lives of Daniel Binchy: Irish Scholar, Diplomat, Public Intellectual is a powerful and affectionate biography of a preeminent thinker and diplomat, intrinsic to post-independence Irish society. Bestselling author Tom Garvin provides fascinating insights into the intellectual life of the new Irish state and the turbulent times Binchy lived through. The crucial interwar years of 1918-1939 are explored in light of Binchy’s experiences in Europe witnessing the rise of Hitler.
224 pages, 8 b/w photos
Irish Academic Press
Professor Tom Garvin is the author of several hugely influential and bestselling books on Irish history including Preventing the Future: Why was Ireland so Poor for so Long? (2004), Judging Lemass (2009) and News from a New Republic: Ireland in the 1950s (2010). He is the co-author, with Bryan Fanning, of The Books That Define Ireland (Merrion Press, 2014).