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The Shadow War 
Michael Collins and the Politics of Violence.

Insurgencies are as psychological and political as much as military. In the War of Independence, the Irish needed to remain active for longer than the nerves of liberal Britain could stand, and they succeeded. Irish governance, rather than military victory, was always the goal. If success can be defined as doing more with less, then Michael Collins must be counted as among the great guerrilla planners of the twentieth century.  He understood the limits of what could be achieved by violence – and when to forgo violence for negotiation.

 Joseph E.A. Connell Jnr is the author of Dublin Rising 1916 and Who’s who in the Dublin Rising 1916, published in 2016 by Wordwell. He writes a regular column in History Ireland and is a regular contributor to Newstalk’s Talking History programme.

Author Joseph E.A. Connell Jnr
Publisher Eastwood Books

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The Shadow War

  • ISBN: 978-1-9161375-0-9
  • Author(s): Joseph E.A. Connell Jnr
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