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Captain Jack White (1879-1946), co-founder of the Irish Citizen Army during the Irish Transport Workers' Union strike came paradoxically from Protestant Ascendancy stock and won distinction in the British Army in the Boer War. He arrived in Dublin at a key period in Irish history, the Dublin Lock-Out of 1913 where the Dublin Employer's Federation had locked workers out of their jobs in an attempt by employers to break the power of the Jim Larkin led Trade Unions. There he met James Connolly, became a socialist and used his military skills to set up the Irish Citizen Army. In this modest, but rivetting autobiography, he describes all these events (starting with the Boer War) in detail. White was imprisoned for sedition after the Easter 1916 Rising, but undaunted went off to Spain in 1936, where he was active against Franco, and made the (logical!) conversion to anarchism. Don't be put off by the high price, this is worth twice that amount!
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Release Date Jun 6, 2005
ISBN 1905225202 ISBN13 9781905225200
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More About Jack White
John Peel was the most influential radio DJ in the United Kingdom for more than 35 years. Sheila Ravenscroft married Peel in 1974. Jack White is a Grammy-winning rock musician, singer, music producer, and actor. He is best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the rock duo The White Stripes.