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Author : Tim Pat Coogan
Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
Release : 2015-12-16
Page : 524
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1784975362
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When President of the Irish Republic Michael Collins signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921, he remarked to Lord Birkenhead, 'I may have signed my actual death warrant.' In August 1922 during the Irish Civil War, that prophecy came true – Collins was shot and killed by a fellow Irishman in a shocking political assassination. So ended the life of the greatest of all Irish nationalists, but his visions and legacy lived on. This authorative and comprehensive biography presents the life of a man who became a legend in his own lifetime, whose idealistic vigour and determination were matched only by his political realism and supreme organisational abilities. Coogan's biography provides a fascinating insight into a great political leader, whilst vividly portraying the political unrest in a divided Ireland, that can help to shape our understanding of Ireland's recent tumultuous socio-political history.


Author : Michael Collins
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2019-04-16
Page : 528
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1466899263
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Reissued with a new preface by the author on the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 journey to the moon The years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great events—technical and spiritual—of our lifetime. In Carrying the Fire, Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 space walk, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile earth from the other side of the moon.


Author : Eithne Massey
Publisher : The O'Brien Press Ltd
Release : 2020-08-31
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Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1788492404
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I want to be part of it, thought Michael. I want to be part of the song, part of the story. Listening to tales of old Ireland on a West Cork farm and fighting his corner in the school playground, a little fella with a fierce sense of injustice and an equally fierce temper vows to fight for Irish independence. ‘I’d rather have a living brother than a brother who goes down in the history books as a hero, a dead hero!’ says Hannie Collins. But headstrong as ever, young Michael leaves his job in London and returns to Ireland to fight in the 1916 Rising. Later, he creates a spy ring of ordinary people, in a Dublin where nothing is quite what it seems. This is the story of Michael Collins – brave hero and determined leader, loyal friend and dangerous enemy. He loved life. In the summer of1922 he was full of plans for his own future and for that of his country. But history had other plans for Michael.


Author : Gabriel Doherty
Dermot Keogh
Publisher : Mercier Press Ltd
Release : 2006
Page : 224
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1856355128
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Michael Collins was one of the most important leaders of his age in Irish history.


Author : Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release : 2017-06-20
Page : 240
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0374303878
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Amazon Editors' Pick Best Books of June 2017 Semifinalist: GoodReads Choice Awards 2017 Best Middle Grade and Children's Book National Council for Social Studies/Children's Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2018 The Planetary Society Recommended Space Books for Kids of All Ages 2017 The National Science and Engineering Council of Canada list of books for Science Literacy Week 2018 2018-2019 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award Intermediate Grade list 2018-19 Maine Student Book Award Reading List 2018-2019 Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award List, Grades 3-5 It’s 1969 and the country is gearing up for what looks to be the most exciting moment in U.S. history: men landing on the moon. Ten-year-old Mamie’s class is given an assignment to write letters to the astronauts. All the girls write to Neil Armstrong ("So cute!") and all the boys write to Buzz Aldrin ("So cool!"). Only Mamie writes to Michael Collins, the astronaut who will come so close but never achieve everyone else's dream of walking on the moon, because he is the one who must stay with the ship. After school ends, Mamie keeps writing to Michael Collins, taking comfort in telling someone about what's going on with her family as, one by one, they leave the house thinking that someone else is taking care of her—until she is all alone except for her cat and her best friend, Buster. And as the date of the launch nears, Mamie can't help but wonder: Does no one stay with the ship anymore? With I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS, Lauren Baratz-Logsted has created a heartwarming story about family and being true to yourself. A Margaret Ferguson Book


Author : Michael Collins
Charles A. Lindbergh
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2001-04-03
Page : 544
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 081541028X
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The commander of Apollo 11 offers an insider's view of the NASA space program, recalling training programs and design testing and sharing his memories of such remarkable individuals as Neil Armstrong, John Glen, Frank Borman, and Buzz Aldrin.


Author : Chrissy Osborne
Publisher : Mercier Press Ltd
Release : 2003
Page : 136
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1856354075
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About the person of Michael Collins


Author : Anne Dolan
William Murphy
Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Release : 2018-10-05
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 178841053X
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‘It was the most providential escape yet. It will probably have the effect of making them think that I am even more mysterious than they believe me to be, and that is saying a good deal.’ Michael Collins knew the power of his persona, and capitalised on what people wanted to believe. The image we have of him comes filtered through a sensational lens, exaggerated out of all proportion. We see what we have come to expect: ‘the man who won the war’, the centre of a web of intelligence that ‘brought the British Empire to its knees’. He comes to us as a mixture of truth and lies, propaganda and misunderstanding. The willingness to see him as the sum of the Irish revolution, and in turn reduce him to a caricature of his many parts, clouds our view of both the man and the revolution. Drawing on archives in Ireland, Britain and the United States, the authors question our traditional assumptions about Collins. Was he the man of his age, or was he just luckier, more brazen, more written about and more photographed than the rest? Despite the pictures of him in uniform during the last weeks of his life, Collins saw very little of the actual fight. He was chiefly an organiser and a strategist. Should we remember him as a master of the mundane rather than the romantic figure of the blockbuster film? The eight thematic, highly illustrated chapters scrutinise different aspects of Collins’ life: origins, work, war, politics, celebrity, beliefs, death and afterlives. Approaching him through the eyes of contemporaries and historians, friends and enemies, this provocative book reveals new insights, challenging what we think we know about him and, in turn, what we think we know about the Irish revolution.


Author : T. Ryle Dwyer
Publisher : Mercier Press Ltd
Release : 2005
Page : 271
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1856354695
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Based on recently-released interviews, The Squad throws a considerable amount of new light on the intelligence operations of Michael Collins.


Author : Meda Ryan
Publisher : Mercier Press Ltd
Release : 2006
Page : 224
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1856355136
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Michael Collins and the Women Who Spied for Irelandis the first book to concentrate on the crucial role played by women in Collins's personal and working life. From his boyhood in an overwhelmingly female household in West Cork, women brought out the best in him and he brought out the best in them. Susan Killeen, his first girlfriend, remained a steadfast ally throughout his life. From 1917, his girlfriend, Madeline (Dilly) Dicker, helped to ease the burden of his huge workload as well as acting as a secret agent. Society ladies Moya Llewelyn Davies and Lady Hazel Lavery were conduits between Collins and the British Establishment and active participants in his work of espionage. In the final years of his life the true romantic passion between him and Kitty Kiernan is testified to by their frequent correspondence.These women, and many others who participated in the national struggle, women such as Kathleen Clarke, Leslie Price, Peg Barrett, Nancy O'Brien, Madge Hales and Collins' sister Mary Collins Powell, are woven into this fascinating narrative of Collins' life.


Author : Nicholas Ridley
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-11-22
Page : 222
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1315444909
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Michael Collins was a pivotal figure in the Irish struggle for independence and his legacy has resonated ever since. Whilst Collins’ role as a guerrilla leader and intelligence operative is well documented, his actions as the clandestine Irish government Minister of Finance have been less studied. The book analyses how funds were raised and transferred in order that the IRA could initiate and sustain the military struggle, and lay the financial foundations of an Irish state. Nicholas Ridley examines the legacy of these actions by comparing Collins’ modus operandi for raising and transferring clandestine funds to those of more modern groups engaged in political violence, as well as the laying of foundations for Irish financial and fiscal regulation.


Author : Tim Pat Coogan
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-03-20
Page : 336
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1510732322
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Ireland, 1919: When Sinn Féin proclaims Dáil Éireann the parliament of the independent Irish republic, London declares the new assembly to be illegal, and a vicious guerrilla war breaks out between republican and crown forces. Michael Collins, intelligence chief of the Irish Republican Army, creates an elite squad whose role is to assassinate British agents and undercover police. The so-called 'Twelve Apostles' will create violent mayhem, culminating in the events of 'Bloody Sunday' in November 1920. Bestselling historian Tim Pat Coogan not only tells the story of Collins' squad, he also examines the remarkable intelligence network of which it formed a part, and which helped to bring the British government to the negotiating table.


Author : James Mackay
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-12-21
Page : 320
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1780575025
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The most charismatic figure to emerge during the struggles for the independence of Ireland was undoubtedly Michael Collins. This remarkable biography, which draws on much hitherto unpublished material, charts the dramatic rise of the country boy who became head of the Free State and the commander-in-chief of the army.


Author : Chrissy Osborne
Publisher : Mercier Press Ltd
Release : 2010
Page : 160
Category : Ireland
ISBN 13 : 185635718X
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This is a unique collection of photographs that catalogue the life of Michael Collins. The photos follow Collins from his childhood and into the political turbulence of the era. The book includes many illustrations of the buildings and locations he would have known in Ireland and Britain but as they are today.


Author : Michael Collins
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release : 2011-04-01
Page : 172
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9781429929479
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In this entrancing account, space traveler Michael Collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, his astronaut training at NASA, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, including the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar landing. The final chapter to his autobiography, revised and updated for this edition of Flying to the Moon, is an exciting and convincing argument in favor of mankind's continued exploration of our universe. "Several astronauts have written about their experiences, but none so well as Michael Collins...This is just the book to give the child whose parents made Yeager and The Right Stuff best sellers."-The Washington Post Book World


Author : J. B. E. Hittle
Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
Release : 2011
Page : 297
Category : HISTORY
ISBN 13 : 1612341284
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How the British Secret Service failed to neutralize Sinn Fein and the IRA


Author : Colm Connolly
Publisher : Roberts Rinehart Pub
Release : 1996
Page : 94
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 :
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Uses photographs to trace the life of the man who negotiated for Irish independence and describes the political background of the times


Author : Meda Ryan
Publisher : Dufour Editions
Release : 1989
Page : 213
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 :
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Collins was killed in an ambush in Cork in 1922. The manner of his death and the identity of his killer have been the source of intense speculation and controversy ever since. In this book, Ryan solves the mystery. Drawing on eyewitness testimonies, she painstakingly reconstructs, in minute-by-minute detail, the final four days of Collins' life and follows, mile by mile, his fatal journey through his home county of Cork.


Author : James Buckley
Publisher : Aladdin
Release : 2019-08-27
Page : 160
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1534424806
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Jeter Publishing presents the second nonfiction biography in a brand-new series that celebrates men and women who altered the course of history often without recognition. On July 16, 1969, a Gemini rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Previous launches had focused on getting astronauts into space, docking two spacecraft, and even walking in space, but this mission was different. Apollo 11 was designed to land two astronauts on the moon and then bring them back to Earth. Four days later, two astronauts, Neal Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, did walk on the moon. But did you know that there were actually three astronauts aboard the rocket on July 16? Michael Collins didn’t get to walk on the Moon, but his contribution is just as important as Armstrong and Aldrin’s. Prior to joining NASA, Collins was in the Air Force and flew fighter jets. After joining NASA, he made two trips into space, performing one of the first EVAs or Extravehicular activities (in other words, walking in space) as well as making that trip to the moon. Collins continued to contribute even after leaving the space program. He took a job in the State Department and even served as director of the National Air & Space Museum and as undersecretary of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He may not have walked on the moon, but he’s one of only twenty-four people to travel there. In fact, without Michael Collins, that first moon landing might never have happened.


Author : Michael Collins
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Release : 2021
Page : 318
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 160938802X
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"For E. Robert Pendleton, a professor clinging to tenure and living in the shambles of his once-bright literary career, death seems to be the only remaining option. But his suicide attempt fails, and during his long convalescence, a novel is discovered hidden in his basement: a brilliant, semi-autobiographical story with a gruesome child murder at its core"--