Despite being written by a Sindo hack actually seems a good read. Said hack Eamonn Sweeney has been on the radio a bit this weekend & has been knowledgable & entertaining - seemingly without any particular animus* & I picked the book up yesterday. I have only had time to flick through it so far but seems well written, informative (particularly since most of us were more concerned with sport, music & the opposite sex during these years so sometimes exact facts are slightly blurred) & entertaining.
*his story about Pee Flynn being carried up the plinth is priceless. when he told it to la Finucane he spoke of how some of those who fought for freedom & democracy in 1916-21 were only just retiring from politics / public life.