Michael Collins: The Man Who Made Ireland

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Palgrave Macmillan, May 17, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 510 pages
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When the Irish nationalist Michael Collins signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921, he observed to Lord Birkenhead that he may have signed his own death warrant. In August 1922 that prophecy came true when Collins was ambushed, shot and killed by a compatriot, but his vision and legacy lived on. Tim Pat Coogan's biography presents the life of a man whose idealistic vigor and determination were matched by his political realism and organizational abilities. This is the classic biography of the man who created modern Ireland.


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The Man Who Made ireland

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Tim Pat Coogans definitive book on the life of Irish hero Michael Collins is a grand achievement. He rightly shows that the Big Fella was the architect of Irish independence. He got the British out ... Read full review

The man who made Ireland: the life and death of Michael Collins

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Coogan, an old hand in writing on modern Ireland ( Ireland Since the Rising , LJ 6/1/66), has given us a sympathetic, perceptive biography of Michael Collins. Drawing on an impressive array of ... Read full review


Easter 1916
Kicking Down a Rotten Door
The Twelve Apostles
The Year of Terror
The Sky Darkens
Peace Comes Dropping Slow
Settling This Old Strife
Fighting the Waves
Wading Through Blood
Setting up the Six
The Mouth of Flowers
Honouring the Dead?

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Tim Pat Coogan is one of the best known journalists and historians in Ireland. Former editor of the Irish Press, his books include The Troubles, The IRA, and Wherever Green is Worn.

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