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The Day Michael Collins Was Shot
Collins was killed in an ambush in Cork in 1922. The manner of his death and the identity of his killer have been the source of intense speculation and controversy ever since. In this book, Ryan solves the mystery. Drawing on eyewitness testimonies, she painstakingly reconstructs, in minute-by-minute detail, the final four days of Collins' life and follows, mile by mile, h ...more
Paperback, 213 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by Poolbeg Press
(first published 1979)
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Do you really think Churchill was behind the killing of MC? This book, while containing some good research, comes to the conclusion that Emmet Dalton and behind him Churchill were behind the killing of MC. If If you believe that then you must believe in the Bogey Man, the Banshee and Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. ( I'm still not sure about the Loch Monster btw) .The conclusion in this book is utter nonsense. Ryan does not "solve" MC's murder; his own hubris killed him, he should have stayed ...more
Reading this book was like being a fly on the wall of a murder scene. You are able to watch the 'detective' find new evidence which has been missed by so many for so long. You'd think it would be lost forever,but not when this real life Columbo gets her investigators hat on, and does what so many others have failed to do, and come up with some very interesting facts on what really happened that day. A fantastic stimulating read.
MEDA RYAN, historian and author, is a native of West Cork and now lives in Ennis, Clare; she has participated in television and radio documentaries and has had articles published in a wide variety of history magazines and journals, plus national and local newspapers.
She was was widowed when her Husband, Donal Ryan, passed away in Ennis, Clare on Feburary 3rd 2013, who was also a native of Cork. Wi ...more