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Erskine H. Childers

President of Ireland

by N. John Young

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  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Colin Smythe .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: historical,
  • British & Irish history: from c 1900 -,
  • POLITICS & GOVERNMENT,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Science,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Ireland,
  • General,
  • Childers, Erskine,
  • Childers, Erskine Hamilton

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8308002M
    ISBN 100861401956
    ISBN 109780861401956


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Erskine Childers has 59 books on Goodreads with ratings. Erskine Childers’s most popular book is The Riddle of the Sands. : Erskine Childers, President of Ireland: a biography (): Young, John N.: Books5/5(1).

Looking for books by Erskine Childers. See all books authored by Erskine Childers, including The Riddle of the Sands, and Escape Stories, and more on Summoned from his English school inChilders was permitted by the Free State authorities to make one final visit to his condemned father in the cells of Portobello Barracks, Dublin, at the height of the Civil War.

The ordeal had a profound impact on the sixteen-year-old, who promised his father to forgive every Minister in the Provisional Government who was responsible for his death and.

x cm. with 24 illus. Hurriedly summoned from his English public school in NovemberErskine Childers was permitted by the Free State authorities to make one brief, final visit to his condemned father in the cells of Portobello Barracks, Dublin, at the height of the Civil War.

Not surprisingly, such an emotional ordeal had a profound and lasting impact on the sixteen-year-old boy. For over ninety-five years, The Riddle of the Sands has held a special place in the affections of sailing enthusiasts and thriller fans alike.

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Robert Erskine Childers DSC (), known as Erskine Childers, was the author of the influential novel The Riddle of the Sands and an Irish nationalist who smuggled guns to Ireland Erskine H. Childers book his sailing yacht Asgard. He was executed by the authorities of the /5(). The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers.

One of the first great spy novels, The Riddle of the Sands is set during the long, suspicious years leading up to the First World War.

In spite of good prospects in the Foreign Office, sardonic civil servant Carruthers is finding it hard to endure the boredom of his life in London. The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service by Irish author Erskine Childers is often described as the first modern thirller and was one of the first popular spy novels.

4 out of 5 stars The narrative would have been perfect. Childers, Erskine, In the ranks of the C.I.V.; a narrative and diary of personal experiences with the C.I.V. Battery (Honourable Artillery Company) in South Africa.

(London, Smith, Elder, ) (page images at HathiTrust). The first modern spy novel and a must-read for espionage junkies and fans of James Bond and John Le Carré. When Carruthers receives a letter from his friend Davies suggesting a Baltic sailing trip, the vision of a manned yacht, A1 scenery and excellent duck shooting quickly works its charm.

But Carruthers hopes for a holiday are quickly dashed. There has been suspicious. The Riddle of the Sands By Erskine Childers. Release Date: Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers. About The Riddle of the Sands. While on a sailing trip in the Baltic Sea, two young adventurers-turned-spies uncover a secret German plot to invade England.

Written by Childers—who served in the Royal Navy during World War I—as a wake-up call to the British government to attend to its North Sea defenses, The Riddle of the Sands accomplished that task and has been considered a classic of.

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Erskine H. Childers, in full Erskine Hamilton Childers, (born Dec. 11,London, Eng.—died Nov. 17,Dublin, Ire.), Irish politician, a member of the Fianna Fáil party who served as the fourth president of Ireland (–74).

He was the second Protestant to hold the office (the first was Douglas Hyde, –45). Childers was the son of Robert Erskine Childers, a leading figure. This book has been described to me both as "the best Yachting Book written" and "The book that saved Britain".

Written in part as a wake-up call to the British Public at the turn of the last century -Childers (no stranger to Whitehall politics) was terrified that existing British strategy left the country wide open to an invasion from Germany- and in part as a celebration of a lifelong passion Cited by: 4.

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No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Nonfiction. See all. By: Erskine Childers () Containing many realistic details based on Childers’ own sailing trips along the German North Sea coast, the book is the retelling of a yachting expedition in the early 20th century combined with an adventurous spy story.5/5(4).

Get this from a library. Erskine H. Childers, President of Ireland: a biography. [John N Young]. The Riddle of the Sands is a popular book by Erskine Childers. Read The Riddle of the Sands, free online version of the book by Erskine Childers, on Erskine Childers's The Riddle of the Sands consists of 28 parts for ease of reading.

Written by Childers-who served in the Royal Navy during World War I-as a wake-up call to the British government to attend to its North Sea defenses, The Riddle of the Sands accomplished that task and has been considered a classic of espionage literature ever since, praised as much for its nautical action as for its suspenseful spycraft/5(21).

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Robert Erskine Childers DSC was the author of the influential novel The Riddle of the Sands and an Irish nationalist who smuggled guns to Ireland in his sailing yacht Asgard.

He was executed by the authorities of the nascent Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War. He was the son of British Orientalist scholar Robert Caesar Childers; the cousin of Hugh Childers and Robert Barton; and the.

Book Overview: Containing many details based on Childers’ own sailing trips along the German North Sea coast, the book is the retelling of a yachting expedition in the early 20th century combined with an adventurous spy story.

The plot involves the uncovering of secret German preparations for an invasion of the United Kingdom/5(K). Erskine Childers' novel, published inwas the first great modern spy story, and is still as exciting to read today as it was a hundred years ago. pages. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Book. Seller Inventory # Price Range: $ - $ Explore books by Erskine Childers with our selection at Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ Originally written after Childers returned injured from action in South Africa and first published inthe novel of encroaching conflict with Germany was highly influential and is actually credited with the founding of British naval bases at Invergordon and Scapa Flow; newly regarded as strategically important after examination of the scenarios in Childers' text.

The Riddle of the Sands: A record of Secret Service by Erskine Childers. The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service is a novel by Erskine Childers. The book, which enjoyed immense popularity in the years before World War I, is an early example of the espionage novel and was extremely influential in the genre of spy : Penguin Publishing Group.

In the Ranks of the C.I.V. is a popular book by Erskine Childers. Read In the Ranks of the C.I.V., free online version of the book by Erskine Childers, on Erskine Childers's In the Ranks of the C.I.V.

consists of 14 parts for ease of reading. Choose the part of In the Ranks of the C.I.V. which you want to read from the table of contents to get started.

Robert Erskine Childers 25 June - 24 November The author of the influential novel The Riddle of the Sands and an Irish nationalist who smuggled guns to Ireland in his sailing yacht Asgard (Wikipedia).

In the Ranks of the C.I.V. by Erskine Childers starting at $ In the Ranks of the C.I.V. has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

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Erskine Childers () was an expert yachtsman whose sailing experiences were fictionalized in The Riddle of the Sands. An Irish nationalist, he was executed by the authorities of the nascent Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War.

Bernard Knox is director emeritus of Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C/5(). DUBLIN, Jan. 2— Mrs. Mary Alden Osgood Childers, widow of Robert Erskine Childers, who took a prominent part in Ireland's war of independence, and mother of Erskine H.

Childers, Irish Minister. The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service is a patriotic British novel by Erskine Childers. It is a novel that "owes a lot to the wonderful adventure novels of writers like Rider Haggard, that were a staple of Victorian Britain"; perhaps more significantly, it was a spy novel that "established a formula that included a mass of verifiable detail, which gave authenticity to the.

Erskine Hamilton Childers was born on month dayat birth place, to Robert Erskine Childers and Mary Alden Childers (born Osgood). Robert was born on June 25in Mayfair, London, England.

Mary was born on December 14in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.

Erskine Hamilton Childers was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as the fourth President of Ireland from June to November He is the only Irish president to have died in office.

He also served as Tánaiste and Minister for Health from toMinister for Transport and Power from toMinister for Posts and Telegraphs from to and to. In the Ranks of the C.I.V. by Erskine Childers starting at $ In the Ranks of the C.I.V. has 3 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.