Michael Collins and the Troubles by Ulick O'Connor

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When Asquith introduced his bill for Home Rule for Ireland in 1912, he
sparked a decade of turbulence and violence for Ireland and her people.

Michael Collins played a crucial role in rekindling Ireland's aspirations for freedom. A leading figure in the nation's bitter and bloody resistance to British Rule, he played a key part in reshaping Ireland's history as we know it today. Ulick O'Connor includes valuable new information about the secret war against England and provides a fresh and highly dramatic account of Ireland's fight for freedom. Using important material from the archives of General Richard Mulcahy, Collins's chief of staff, as well as personal interviews with Mulcahy, Eamon de Valera, and many other leading figures Michael Collins and the Troubles is a vivid and often horrifying account of a crucial time, the consequences of which are still felt today.
 

About Ulick O'Connor

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O'Connor is a biographer, poet and playwright. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Abbey Theatre from 1981-1985. He is one of Ireland's most distinguished literary personalities and has lectured widely in the United States.
 
Published November 17, 1996 by W. W. Norton & Company. 248 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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