A first paperback edition, Anvil Press/ Kerryman of the classic account by Tom Barry of the War of Independence - Guerilla Days in Ireland, originally published in 1949 as a hardback by The Irish Press group.
Condition - usual age tanning to the page block - and some light creasing to the front cover - at lower corner mostly . Binding is tight, spine is only light creased, no paper loss to covers, and all pages tight.The spine corners are rubbed heavily, and there is a sall tape repair to the base of the spine. Ink marks to spine edges, none internally.
In Guerilla Days in Ireland, which has been one of the classics of the War of Independence since its first publication, Tom Barry describes the setting up of the West Cork Flying Column, its training and its plan of campaign. As much a study of tactics as a direct history, it is one of the best accounts of the period, by a writer who was involved directly in much of what occurred. Tom Barry (1897-1980) commanded the West Cork Brigade, perhaps the most effective Irish Republican Army unit during the Black and Tan War. He was anti-Treaty and later served in the 1930's as IRA Chief of Staff.