Judging W. T. Cosgrave
TheJournal.ie Best Irish-Published Book of the Year – Shortlisted
W. T. Cosgrave’s legacy has been somewhat neglected by scholars. This biography by a leading Irish historian uses sources not previously consulted to examine Cosgrave’s career as local politician, rebel, minister, head of government, and opposition leader. In particular it assesses his role as a state-builder and a key figure in the Irish democratic tradition.