10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Coogans book highlights the complexity of Irish history,
By A Customer
This review is from: Michael Collins: A Biography (Paperback)
Tim Pat Coogan worte in an essay on Collins, "Tragiclly we will never know how Collins may have developed....for as Heine once remarked the Irish always pull down a noble stag."
Coogans book is a brilliant account of the historic figure that is Michael Collins. He was both a pragmatic politican and a mastermind of guerilla warfare, calculating and ruthless with a knid and gentle side to his complex personality. This is beautfully portrayed in Coogans book.
A invaluable text, not only to the reader but also to the student. One need only read Coogans work to understand the difficult circumstances of Irish history.