Tim Pat Coogan is Ireland's best-known historical writer. His 1990 biography of Michael Collins rekindled interest in Collins and his era. He is also the author of The IRA, Long Fellow, Long Shadow, Wherever Green is Worn and The Famine Plot.
This book by esteemed historian, Tim Pat Coogan will no doubt
provide some interesting, albeit difficult questions... Best for
history buffs' * The Irish Post (10 Irish Books you should read
this year) *
'A strongly personal perspective on the Irish century that followed the Rising - charting a flawed history that is marked as much by complacency, corruption and institutional and clerical abuse, as it is by the sacrifices and nation-building achievements of the Republic's founding fathers' * Sunday Independent *
A highly personal and idiosyncratic view of the period from the 1916 rising to the present day... entertaining and easy to read, with some good quotes and stories as well as reminders of events overlooked or forgotten' * Irish Independent *