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Michael Collins and the Civil War

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Sheds new light on Collins' role in the Irish Civil War, showing how in the weeks and months leading to the campaign he secretly persisted with guerrilla tactics in border areas. This involved not only assassination but also kidnapping and hostage taking. In confronting those tactics on behalf of the British, Winston Churchill engaged in similar behavior, including killing ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 31st 2012 by Mercier Press (first published July 2nd 2012)
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Cecelia Hightower
This is a non-fiction book about the 1916 civil war in Ireland and the role of Michael Collins. I had never heard of M. Collins until our last trip to Ireland, but he was a member of the Irish military, a member of the Irish ministry, an Irish patriot, and a leader in the civil war were Ireland was trying to gain their independence from the English.

On August 22, 1922 Michael Collins was ambushed by anti-treaty IRA agents in his home county of Cork. His assassination end any hope for a quick end
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