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Michael Collins - Who Won the War 1st ed.


ISBN:  9780853429316

written by T. Ryle Dwyer


Informally proposing the adoption of the Anglo-Irish Treaty on 19 December 1921 Arthur Griffith referred to Michael Collins as quote the man who won the war", much to the annoyance of the defense minister Cathal Brugha, who questioned whether Collins "had ever fired a shot at any enemy of our".

Was this Michael Collins, and what was his real role in the war of independence? How was it that two sincere, self was individuals like with it and Brugha, could differ so strongly about him question?

This is the story of a charismatic rebel who undermined British morale and inspired Irish people with exploits, both real and imaginary. He coordinated sweeping Sinn Fein election victory of 1918, organized the IRA, set up the first modern intelligence network, masterminded a series of prison escapes and supervise the fund-raising to finance the movement.

Cons probably never killed anybody himself, but he did order the deaths of people standing in way, and even advocated kidnapping American president. He was the prototype of the urban terrorist and the real architect of the Black and Tan War.

T. Ryle Dwyer was educated at fTralee CBS and University in Texas, USA, where he received BA, MA, and PhD degrees in history. He has published several books in different aspects of 20th century Irish history including Michael Collins and the Treaty: His Differences with De Valera.

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  • Model: BI-800-140
  • Shipping Weight: 250gms
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  • Manufactured by: Mercier Press

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 06 January, 2014.