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Big Fellow, Long Fellow By T. Ryle Dwyer

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Examining the years 1917-22, this biography traces the parallel careers and political lives of Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera, two leaders of the Irish revolution who were very different in temperament and style. It also considers the legacy of Collins on de Valera's later political life.

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Big Fellow, Long Fellow: A Joint Biography of Collins and De Valera by T. Ryle Dwyer

This is the first joint biography of the two major figures in the making of the modern Irish state. These two contrasting figures, one destined to die, the other a long-lived patriarch, complemented and contrasted with each other in the making of the Irish revolution. This book traces their different backgrounds, upbringings and temperaments in a fascinating counterpoint. Among the reviews of the hardback edition: "T. Ryle Dwyer has had a good idea here. Collins and de Valera bestrode...twentieth-century Ireland like twin adversarial colossi, and much has been written about them. Until now, however, no-one ventured to capture their inimical, if inextricable, relationship in one book. This result is fascinating." - John Boland 'The Times'.

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About T. Ryle Dwyer

Dr T.Ryle Dwyer is a distinguished author, historian and journalist based in Tralee, Co. Kerry. He is the author of more than a dozen books on twentieth-century Irish history including a number of previous works on Collins, de Valera and Irish neutrality.

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Big Fellow, Long Fellow: A Joint Biography of Collins and De Valera by T. Ryle Dwyer
T. Ryle Dwyer
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