Book Discussion: “Michael Collins: A Life”


CJAC Irish Biography Discussion Series

Join Dr. Kevin Byrne and Dr. Steven Griffith for a free, two-night discussion of James Mackay’s, Michael Collins: A Life. Collins was one of the most consequential figures in early 20th century Irish history, yet for many a controversial one. He was deeply involved in efforts to attain Ireland’s freedom from British control, both as a military strategist and a reluctant politician. In this readable biography, Mackay describes his work as a “labor of love,” but adds that he has tried to “let the facts speak for themselves”. Readers will have the opportunity to evaluate Collins’ relative strengths and weaknesses, as well as Mackay’s treatment of his subject. A conversation about Michael Collins is especially appropriate this fall as August 22, 2022, marks the 100th anniversary of his tragic, and violent, death at the age of thirty-one.

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October 27, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CST
November 10, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CST
Your registration covers both meetings. Registration ends on Oct 20th to allow for time to read the book before the first discussion. 

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