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Full title: Fear Not the Storm. The story of Tom Cullen, an Irish revolutionary [a novel]

Creator / Author: Cathal Liam

Item Type / Page count: Book / 457p

When Published: 2011

Publisher / Place of Publication: St. Pádraic Press / P.O. Box 43351, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243-0351, USA.

About: Tom Cullen was one  of the closest associates of Michael Collins, but also one of the least known. This story of his life and exploits is told in the form of a true-life novel and is the closest we will probably get to a fully-fledged biography. The author has researched his subject extensively and includes several pages of endnotes and a selected booklist.

ID number(s): 9780970415530

WW Connection #1: The subject of this book, Tom Cullen, was born in Blessington in West Wicklow in 1890.

Extra #1: Opening lines: ”Tom Cullen was the fifth child born to Andrew and Anne Cullen. With great anticipation, his mother thought the birth would take place after the New Year of 1891, but by early December, she knew her days of carrying would be very short….”

Extra #2: The book contains more than 50 black & white photographs.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #4: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #5: Browse to the Census of Ireland entries for Tom Cullen in 1901 and in 1911

Extra #6: Link to the Author’s website http://www.cathalliam.com/default.asp

Extra #7: This book won the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year in Historical Adult Fiction for 2011.

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