Michael Collins is one of the most famous figures in Irish history. A farmer's son from West Cork, he became the most wanted man in the British Empire, a minister in the first Irish government and Commander-in-Chief of the Irish army. Action-packed and full of information, this new biography for young readers follows Michael as he takes part in the 1916 Easter Rising, plans a guerrilla war against the British and helps to negotiate the treaty that led to the Irish Civil War. The story ends with the ambush at Beal na mBlath in County Cork during which Michael was killed by his former comrades.
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(210mm x 148mm x 11mm)
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Author Biography - Vincent McDonnell
Vincent McDonnell from County Mayo now lives near Newmarket, County Cork. In 1989 he won the GPA First Fiction Award and has since published seven titles for children, including his recent book for younger readers, Titanic Tragedy (2007). Many of his short stories are published and he has won numerous prizes. He has been writer in residence at a variety of locations and gives workshops and readings all over Ireland.