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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Entertaining and Informative- a must-read!

    I really enjoyed reading this book- I got the impression that Michael Collins was both a rambunctious fella from County Cork and a dedicated Irish nationalist. Though Eamon de Valera seemed to be more prominent in the political part of the nationalist movement, Collins' involvement in the guerrilla war against the British from 1919-1921 was critical to the eventual Anglo-Irish Treaty and the start of Ireland's progress towards becoming an independent republic. The fact that Collins was able to do a lot of organization while traveling to places on a bicycle shows how flexible and practical he was in his planning. I have no doubt that other great biographies of Michael Collins exist, but this is a definite start!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2008

    One good book

    An absolutely terrific read that stirs nearly every human emotion as Coogan walks you through a great mans life. From the environment which raised M.C. to become a soldier and a leader, to the circumstances surrounding his controversial death it's all included in the usual 'no stone unturned' style of T.P. Coogan. What I enjoyed most was the authors' use of personal letters of Collins' which allows the reader to 'get to know' the historical figure in question and puts a human face on a man that was larger than life. An awesome book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2006

    For Ireland, What a Great Guy Is

    I great guy to establish Ireland. Fight a war with England. If you are Irish, you need to read this. A great book of our history. I loved it. I will read it again!

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