This is a wonderful portrayal of the times, the uproar and violence in Ireland during Michael Collins lifetime. It shows him to be a truly great leader. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Anne E. Rice-sosne
This was a phenomenal biography -- perhaps the best I've read so far about the life and accomplishments of the Big Fella. Could not highly recommend this biography more. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Shaun Kenney
A very odd book. The author attempts to present it as an objective academic review of Michael Collins early formative years, and of some of the influences on his public life. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Arbor Dell
Peter Hart has been thoroughly and totally discredited as a brit apologist for the murder of thousands of irish people. This book is a pack of lies.Published on October 29, 2012 by StridertheRanger
This is THE bio of Michael Collins.
No sycophantic swooning or och-ochóning.
But damn good scholarship - on papers only he had been given access to, it seems - and... Read more
At first, gaining facts presented by 'demystifying the legend' seemed a fair un-sugar-coated way of adding to the collective knowledge base of the subject. Read morePublished on May 28, 2012 by McGuire
There is a tendency in any historical biography to put people who die in the prime of achievement on a higher plain - Lincoln, Kennedy, etc. Read morePublished on November 1, 2010 by Drag-Free Drift
This incredibly biased account of the life of a true patriot is not worth the trouble of reading. The author has systematically tried to discredit Collins, acheivement by... Read morePublished on October 7, 2010 by Kenneth P Mc Kernan
Hart goes to great lengths in the introduction to document that his book is the first to explore Collin's early years prior to the Easter Rising. I almost wish he had not. Read morePublished on February 5, 2010 by C. Lindsay