By T. Ryle Dwyer
Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera have been the 2 so much charismatic leaders of the Irish revolution. This joint biography appears to be like first at their very varied upbringings and early careers. either fought within the 1916 Easter emerging , even though it is sort of convinced they didn't meet in the course of that tumultuous week. Their first come upon got here whilst Collins have been published from detention center after the emerging yet de Valera used to be nonetheless within. Collins used to be a type of who desired to run a Sinn Féin candidate within the Longford by-election of 1917. De Valera and different leaders adverse this initiative however the Collins team went forward besides and the candidate received narrowly. The incident typified the connection among the 2 males: they have been significantly various in temperament and magnificence. however it used to be accurately of their variations and contradictions that their fascination lay. De Valera, the political pragmatist, was hoping to safe independence via political agitation, while the formidable Collins, together with his stressed temperament and boundless strength, was once an impassioned patriot who believed in terror and assassination. T. Ryle Dwyer examines the years, 1917-22 in the course of the twists and turns in their careers. In an epilogue, he considers the legacy of Collins on de Valera's political existence.
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