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5.0 out of 5 stars The outstanding book on the Irish Revolution, 21 Oct 1999
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This review is from: Michael Collins: A Biography (Paperback)
Michael Collins could lay reasonable claim to be both the father of modern guerrilla warfare and one of the principle founders of Irish democracy. The fact that he achieved so much before his tragic death at the age of 31 makes his story all the more remarkable.
Tim Pat Coogan draws both on a wealth of published sources and interviews with participants in the War of Independence and Civil War. In doing so he produces not only an outstanding biography that catches both the personal humanity and historic achievements of Collins, but he also illuminates key aspects of the course of the Irish Revolution.
The story itself is gripping. It tells how Collins, with a small group of committed revolutionists and patriots, initiates a guerrilla war, breaks the power of British secret service in Dublin and then, at enormous personal cost, turns the military victory into the political achievement of a democratic Irish state.
One of the best historical biographies available about one of the centuries outstanding figures.
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