Éamon de Valéra and the Survival of Democracy in Inter-War Ireland

  title={{\'E}amon de Val{\'e}ra and the Survival of Democracy in Inter-War Ireland},
  author={Bill Kissane},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={213 - 226}
  • B. Kissane
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • History, Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary History
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