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Michael Collins and the Troubles

3.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  53 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Michael Collins played a crucial role in rekindling Ireland's aspirations for freedom. A leading figure in the nation's bitter and bloody resistance to British Rule, he played a key part in reshaping Ireland's history as we know it today. Ulick O'Connor includes valuable new information about the secret war against England and provides a fresh and highly dramatic account o ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published November 17th 1996 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published November 1996)
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David O'Neill
Jan 09, 2014 David O'Neill rated it really liked it
A man shrouded in myth and legend so it's difficult to pin down the reality. O'Conner manages to tread a path that is plausible and convincing.
Heidi
Apr 24, 2016 Heidi rated it it was ok
Incredibly dry writing. While the author seems very well-informed (albeit a bit biased), he managed to suck all the interest out of the history and made it overly factual and boring. NOT a book where the people involved come to life on the page.
Joseph
Jan 27, 2009 Joseph rated it liked it
Interesting read - especially for understanding the intellectual environment of the pre-Republic and early Republic period - but other sources should be read for perspective on Collins, DeValera, and their contemporaries.
Martin Treacy
Not a lot. myth, hard to get true story. some facts are missing
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Jan 18, 2016 Matthew rated it liked it
good survey of modern irish history up to the death of collins.
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