Michael Collins and the Troubles
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Michael Collins and the Troubles

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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
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.
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.
Matthew Sutton
good survey of modern irish history up to the death of collins.
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