Éamon de Valera led Ireland through the War of Independence and many view his actions around the Treaty debates as leading to the Civil War. He would go on to found one of the most successful political parties in Western Europe and establish the Irish Constitution through which he continues to cast a long shadow over modern Irish society. But who was he and how did he rise to power in the years before the Irish Revolution?
David McCullagh - "De Valera: Rise"
Ronan Fanning - "Éamon De Valera: A Will To Power"
Tim Pat Coogan - "De Valera: Tall Fellow, Long Shadow"
Atlas of the Irish Revolution
Maurice Walsh - “Bitter Freedom”
Charles Townshend -"The Republic"