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Head of the Free State and commander in chief of the army before his death in 1922 aged only. Straightforward biography of the iconic Irish leader

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Michael Collins A Life

Independence of Ireland This biography charts the dramatic rise of the country boy who became. Very well researched A little meandering in narrative An excellent portrait of Michael Collins and a brief history of Ireland

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Michael Collins was one of the most charismatic figures to emerge during the struggles for the. Actually it s 35 stars A competently researched and written biography of Michael CollinsCollins was one of the leaders of the Irish rebels during the Irish Rebellion against British rule following World War One and then one the leaders of Ireland until his death in 1922 In 2013 Collins is still a divisive figure to many I was able to read it without any political or emotional baggage hindering my reading experience Others might have some difficulty doing that Just something to keep in mind if you have strong feelings about the Irish issue For those readers who have no knowledge of the long bloody and complicated history of Ireland MacKay does a good job explaining it without letting it bog down the bookCollins earlier life is covered a couple chapters but it isn t long before MacKay gets to Collins growing political awareness and the Easter Uprising of 1916 After that the book is focused on Collin s political and military activities which comprised the last third of his 30 some years of living before he was killed in 1922In addition to covering Collins there is fairly extensive coverage of the the activities of Collins associates and friends during the rebellion and ensuing Irish Civil War following Ireland s independence from British rule MacKay also goes into some depth explaining some of the confusing aspects of the rebellion and war such as the difference between the infamous Black Tans and the Auxies Small things but appreciated by this reader There are also numerous photographs which are always a good thing in this type of book It s apparent that MacKay admires Collins and isn t above criticizing the British government for it s actions In other words the author isn t a neutral Regardless of that the book is well written and will help one get a better understanding of the Troubles Works well as a biography and historical text Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide until his death in 1922 In 2013 Collins is still a divisive figure to many I was able to read it without any political or emotional baggage hindering my reading experience Others might have some difficulty doing that Just something to keep in mind if you have strong feelings about the Irish issue For those readers who have no knowledge of the long bloody and complicated history of Ireland MacKay does a good job explaining it without letting it bog down the bookCollins earlier life is covered a couple chapters but it isn t long before MacKay gets to Collins growing political awareness and the Easter Uprising of 1916 After that the book is focused on Collin s political and military activities which comprised the last third of his 30 some years of living before he was killed in 1922In addition to covering Collins there is fairly extensive coverage of the the activities of Collins associates and friends during the rebellion and ensuing Irish Civil War following Ireland s independence from British rule MacKay also goes into some depth explaining some of the confusing aspects of the rebellion and war such as the difference between the infamous Black Tans and the Auxies Small things but appreciated by this reader There are also numerous photographs which are always a good thing in this type of book It s apparent that MacKay admires Collins and isn t above criticizing the British government for it s actions In other words the author isn t a neutral Regardless of that the book is well written and will help one get a better The White Nights of Ramadan understanding of the Troubles Works well as a biography and historical text


10 thoughts on “Michael Collins A Life

  1. says:

    Ironically Michael Collins spent almost a third of his short life working in England He lived there with his sister and they both worked for the British Civil Service Intrigued by the movie by the same name I decided to read this b

  2. says:

    Actually it's 35 stars A competently researched and written biography of Michael CollinsCollins was one of the leaders of the Irish rebels during the Irish Rebellion against British rule following World War One and then one the leaders of Ireland until his death in 1922 In 2013 Collins is still a divisive figure to many I was able to read it without any political or emotional baggage hindering my reading experience Others might have some

  3. says:

    The movie starring Liam Neeson is a good place to start but read this if you want to learn about the life of the

  4. says:

    First biography have read as regards Michael Collins found it informative and very readable with the facts cleverly mixed with the build of his personality and characterFound out he was only born about 20 kilomtere

  5. says:

    What could have should have been A sad ending to a brilliant man

  6. says:

    Very well researched A little meandering in narrative An excellent portrait of Michael Collins and a brief history of Ireland

  7. says:

    Straightforward biography of the iconic Irish leader

  8. says:

    The author does a yoeman's job of presenting Michael Collins' life as a fighter for Irish independence in the early 1920s From the E

  9. says:

    A good account of Collins life and death but as with Mackay's biography on Burns this book's credibility will suffer because of the substantiated allegations of plagiarism in a later biography This would be unfair because his biogr

  10. says:

    Liked getting a history of Ireland as it sought its independence Found the material a little dry at times

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