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- DescriptionAndrew Philip Magill was born in Dublin of mixed Ulster and Swiss descent. After a varied career in the Irish civil service, he moved to the Ministry of Home Affairs in Northern Ireland before resigning in 1925. As private secretary to Augustine Birrell, the Chief Secretary whose resignation was prompted by the 1916 Rising, Magill was well placed to observe the often bizarre workings of the pre-revolutionary Irish administration. His subsequent postings in Dublin and Belfast likewise made him a valuable witness of conflicts associated with revolution and partition. Magill's memoirs provide insights into the problems and personalities he encountered as a senior civil official. They are also anecdotal and bristling with unexpected information about prominent politicians and administrators. These selections for the troubled period between 1913 and 1925, edited by Magill's great-nephew, recreate the atmosphere and colour of the revolutionary period from a revealing but unfamiliar perspective.
- Author BiographyCharles W. Magill is the great-nephew of A. P. Magill and formerly editor-in-chief and publishing director of the Readers Digest in Canada.
- Author(s)Andrew Philip Magill
- PublisherCork University Press
- Date of Publication12/05/2003
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Series TitleIrish Narratives S.
- Place of PublicationCork
- Country of PublicationIreland
- ImprintCork University Press
- Weight112 g
- Width126 mm
- Height196 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Volume editorCharles W. Magill,David Fitzpatrick
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