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Ssessing the methods and the costs of his rise to power Mick reveals a man of often ruthless ambition politician than soldier whose friendships went no farther than his interests A work as thrilling as it is authoritati. I finally finished Mick The Real Michael Collins by Peter Hart which I began almost exactly one year ago My attraction to this book was my obvious admiration of Collins and the opportunity to read a new biography there have been many before Although I was excited I was also wary because this book was supposed to take a not very flattering look at Collins life I found this to be true as Hart attempted to look through the praise and hero worship that has accompanied Collins since his untimely death in 1922 Hart in several places goes too far interjecting spite and taking the opposite position just to stir things upI can say one good thing about the effect the book has had on me though if I had not been reading this book I would never have chosen the topic I did for my final university history paper and broken new ground in the canon of Collins literature Overall I found it to be very informative and an exciting read this is probably due to the fact that this is the first Collins biogr Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide untimely death in 1922 Hart in several places goes too far interjecting spite and taking the opposite position just to stir things The White Nights of Ramadan upI can say one good thing about the effect the book has had on me though if I had not been reading this book I would never have chosen the topic I did for my final

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Mick The Real Michael Collins

Few leaders in history have been as mythologized as Michael Collins Before his death at 31 he had fought in the Easter Rising organized the IRA and out spied British intelligence negotiated the Anglo Irish Treaty and ru. Those interested in a purely stoical and factual approach to the subject of Michael Collins legacy in the IRBIRA are strongly cautioned to read the introduction to this book in the store before purchasing itWhat is evident from the very outset is that the author Peter Hart seeks to discount on some levels the lasting effect of Collins and his work on the Irish republican movement While his intentions are at first objective glance not entirely pernicious the constant injection of his opinion and perspective eventually eclipses the narrative of Collins life and the book stagnates into an almost adolescent frustration with the figure s mythical statusWhat s good here is the sober approach to an oft canonized historical figure What s bad here is that it always floats just above reveling in derision of him Either way this is by no means a balanced and unbiased portrait of the Collins It is as slanted as the numerous works that deify him and clearly written in a reactionary attitude towa Engendering Song unbiased portrait of the Collins It is as slanted as the numerous works that deify him and clearly written in a reactionary attitude towa

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N the first independent government in Ireland Peter Hart’s groundbreaking biography restores humanity to this mythical figure Drawing on previously unknown sources delving into Collins’s pre revolutionary past and a. A solid account of a figure shrouded in mystiue myth and legend especially for someone like myself living in the state he had a major hand in creating where the school history books tended to display him in the light of a brave warrior and master of subterfuge The reality of a mediocre but dedicated hard working and shrewd accountant bureaucrat and politician was slightly jarring but made far sense in context than the picture of a C Chulainn esue figure I had previously thought him to be moving rapidly across the country during the War of Independence to rouse the flying columns and guerillas to battle against the British occupiers rather than a man with little control over an organization he himself had given autonomy to in reforming the Volunteers not conducting the war itself but giving advice oft times from his various offices in the capitalHart gives the lie to the notion of Collins as a messianic predestined sort of character born to do the things he did and with a natural a


10 thoughts on “Mick The Real Michael Collins

  1. says:

    Michael Collins has become a mythological figure He rose to prominence was among the leading cadre of politicians that established an independent Irish Republic in the twentieth century To be sure there are facts but those facts are often obscured by the hagiographical biographies that have been written since his death With a noble

  2. says:

    Those interested in a purely stoical and factual approach to the subject of Michael Collins' legacy in the IRBIRA are strongly caut

  3. says:

    A new critical biography of Michael Collins is long overdue This isn't it This is one of the most poorly written books I have read in a long time It is laden with innuendo and speculation In a typical passage Har

  4. says:

    The story of Michael Collins in Irish history is replete with hagiography and embellishment He is cast as an iconic figure with few if any faults Peter Hart's biography puts paid to that view Hart takes the reader from Collins youth through his death examining each era in his life defined by the significant shifts in his activiti

  5. says:

    There are few people in modern Irish history who loom larger than Michael Collins The Big Fellow who than any ot

  6. says:

    A solid account of a figure shrouded in mystiue myth and legend especially for someone like myself living in th

  7. says:

    I finally finished Mick The Real Michael Collins by Peter Hart which I began almost exactly one year ago My attraction to this book was my obvious admiration of Collins and the opportunity to read a new biography there have been many before Although I was excited I was also wary because this book was supposed to take a not very flattering look at Collins' life I found this to be true as Hart attempted to look through the praise

  8. says:

    I appreciate this book for its research Two issues I have are both with Hart First it appears to be his intent to reduce Collins' position in

  9. says:

    This being the first Michael Collins biography that I have read I cannot attest to its superiority over its predecessors but I can say that this is one well written and thorough look at the life and actions of M

  10. says:

    The book doesn't grab me It makes assumptions that I know a heap of Irish history' the author makes historical references that he assumes are general knowledge It also wasn't moving fast enough for me to keep it up The book cover is great but it needs to move faster

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