Biography and Autobiography Books

Inglis, Brian: Roger Casement (15502)

Coronet Books 1974
small 8vo paperback 464 pages. Minor wear + bumps to slightly dulled covers, small name to reviews (1st) page. 265 gms
(Order reference 15502)

On August 3, 1916, Sir Roger Casement was hanged at Pentonville prison for high treason. In this definitive biography, the author makes full use of a wealth of new material and deals conclusively with the notorious Black Diaries. From that day on controversy has raged. Was Casement hanged for patriotism to Ireland or because of reputed perverted practices? Martyr or traitor? Was his sentence fair or an act of injustice?