Was Big Jim Larkin a hero or a nuisance?

A look at some of the best new history books

Was Big Jim Larkin a hero or a nuisance?

Cover of "Big Jim Larkin: Hero or Wrecker" courtesy of UCD Press

Tommy Graham of 'History Ireland' talks with the authors of some of the best new history books including:

Emmet O'Connor's biography of Ireland's greatest trade unionist, Big Jim Larkin: Hero or Wrecker?

The latest biography of Bad King John by Dr Marc Morris, King John: Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta

Years of Turbulence: The Irish Revolution and Its Aftermath with one of the contributors, Dr Marie Coleman

and Ruan O'Donnell's ongoing series on the IRA men who were imprisoned in English jails, Special Category.