Michael Collins: a life

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Mainstream Publishing, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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Profiles the life of the enigmatic Irish hero, from his peasant birth in 1890 to his dramatic rise to head of the Free State and commander-in-chief of the army and his tragic death at the age of thirty-one

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User Review  - the.ken.petersen - LibraryThing

Much of this book reads, not as a biography so much as, a peon of praise. Michael was taller, more handsome and a better fighter than anyone. Michael was right in every decision. As a biography, I ... Read full review


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A stirring, comprehensive life of the great Irish patriot. ``If you think you understand what's going on, you're just confused,'' says a graffito current in Belfast. The same is true of Irish history ... Read full review


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Mackay is an award winning author and historian and is regarded as the world's leading authority on the life and works of Robert Burns.

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