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Conor Cruise O'Brien

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  • On the Eve of the Milleniumby Conor Cruise O'brien

    Free Press 1995; US$ 15.95

    "All my life," writes Conor Cruise O'Brien, "I have been fascinated and puzzled by nationalism and religion; by the interaction of the two forces, sometimes in unison, sometimes antagonistic." In these wide-ranging and penetrating essays, O'Brien examines how throughout the world today these age-old forces are once again threatening democracy, the... more...

  • On the Eve of the Milleniumby Conor Cruise O'brien

    Free Press 1995; Not Available

    "All my life," writes Conor Cruise O'Brien, "I have been fascinated and puzzled by nationalism and religion; by the interaction of the two forces, sometimes in unison, sometimes antagonistic." In these wide-ranging and penetrating essays, O'Brien examines how throughout the world today these age-old forces are once again threatening democracy, the... more...

  • On the Eve of the Milleniumby Conor Cruise O'brien

    Free Press 1995; Not Available

    "All my life," writes Conor Cruise O'Brien, "I have been fascinated and puzzled by nationalism and religion; by the interaction of the two forces, sometimes in unison, sometimes antagonistic." In these wide-ranging and penetrating essays, O'Brien examines how throughout the world today these age-old forces are once again threatening democracy, the... more...

  • Herodby Conor Cruise O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 18.94

    In Herod: Reflections on Political Violence (first published in 1978) Conor Cruise O'Brien collects a number of essays alongside three short plays that dramatise political arguments through the infamous figure of the Roman king of Judaea for whom the collection is named. 'A great book. In it, O'Brien not only denounces IRA terrorism, as... more...

  • The Suspecting Glanceby Conor Cruise O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03

    The Suspecting Glance (first published in 1972) collects Conor Cruise O'Brien's four T. S. Eliot Memorial Lectures as delivered at the University of Kent, Canterbury, in November 1969. The lectures were inspired by O'Brien's experience of holding the Albert Schweitzer Chair in Humanities at New York University from 1965-9, and there teaching... more...

  • Passion and Cunningby Conor Cruise O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 23.33

    Conor Cruise O'Brien's brilliant and hugely controversial 1965 essay on the political convictions of W. B. Yeats is the title-piece for this superb 1988 collection of pieces on politics, religion, nationalism and terrorism. 'O'Brien is a man of strong views, and he writes with verve and wit. Agree with him or not, one reads him with enjoyment.'... more...

  • First in Peaceby Conor Cruise O'Brien; Christopher Hitchens

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    An internationally acclaimed historian and essayist explores the presidency of George Washington and his conflict with Thomas JeffersonŚa conflict that determined the future of America more...

  • Maria Crossby Conor Cruise O'Brien; Oliver Kamm

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03

    The first literary phase in the brilliant and protean career of Conor Cruise O'Brien was his work as critic for Dublin literary magazine The Bell , which begat this collection of essays first published in 1952 (under the pseudonym 'Donat O'Donnell', as O'Brien was then a working civil servant.) In it, O'Brien set himself to a study of 'the patterns... more...

  • To Katanga and Backby Conor Cruise O'Brien; Oliver Kamm

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03

    July 1960: The newly independent Congo is hit by the secession of its mineral rich-province Katanga, led by Mo´se Tshombe and backed by Belgium and Britain. June 1961: Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien arrives in Katanga as Special Representative of United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskj÷ld, his task (under a UN resolution) to arrest and repatriate... more...

  • Writers and Politicsby Conor Cruise O'Brien; Oliver Kamm

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 18.94

    Arguably Conor Cruise O'Brien's most influential and admired book was this brilliant collection of essays - on history, literature and public affairs - first published in 1965. 'I can still remember the excitement with which I discovered a copy of Writers and Politics , in a provincial library in Devonshire thirty years ago. Nobody who tries... more...