by Margery Forester - £14.99 Gill and Macmillan (2006)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780717140145 | ISBN 10: 0717140148
Margery Forester's life of Michael Collins has been in print continuously for more than thirty years and is long established as one of the major biographical works on the 'Big Fellow'.
Unlike more recent biographers, the author was able to interview Collins's surviving contemporaries. She was offered unrestricted access to personal and family material.
Michael Collins: The Lost Leader has been praised by authorities such as Robert Kee and Maurice Manning and remains as 'compulsive reading' to this day.
"This excellent biography, much the best life of Collins that has appeared. Miss Forester is a first-class historian."
(Times Literary Supplement)
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