The Path to Freedom:

Articles and Speeches of Michael Collins

Michael Collins

Michael Collins' essays and speeches spell out his vision for the future of Ireland. His overall vision is still inspiring; he saw the necessity for open trade, for investment and management, and for putting the 'national economy on a sound footing' as a priority and were written while seeking to establish democracy, liberty and stability
Date Published :
August 2018
Publisher :
Mercier Press
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ISBN : 9781781176252
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 5.5 X 4.25 inches
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In these essays and speeches Michael Collins spelled out his vision for the future of Ireland, as well as his analysis of its past. Some of them are written in the anguish of a civil war which he struggled so hard to avoid, and in which he saw his country torn apart while seeking to establish and defend democracy, liberty and stability. Michael Collins’ overall vision is still inspiring; he sees the necessity for open trade with overseas markets, for investment and management, and for putting the 'national economy on a sound footing' as a priority.

About The Author

Michael Collins is an American historian who lives outside of Albany, New York. He co-authored the book Voices of the Bulge with his good friend and co-author Martin King and he is currently the historian for the 10th Armored Division Veterans Western Chapter. With help from the Western Chapter and Martin King, he fundraised and ran logistics for having a 10th Armored Division plaque dedicated next to a tank turret in Bastogne, Belgium in December, 2011 to commemorate the 10th Armored Division veterans who fought during the Battle of the Bulge. His primary interest is preserving the memory of World War II veterans through oral history and photographs. He has lectured on the importance of oral history and the Battle of the Bulge at numerous venues including colleges, military bases, and museums. He travelled on an extensive book tour of the north eastern United States with fellow co-author Martin King which included stops at West Point Military Academy, Fort Dix, Valley Forge Military College, and the U.S. Navy Museum. He has worked for various museums in the north eastern United States including the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, the New York State Military Museum and Veteran’s Research Center, Irish American Heritage Museum and Connecticut’s Old State House. He currently works at Siena College in Loudonville, NY in the library’s audio-visual department.Michael is interested in World War II history and 20th Century U.S. and European History. He received his Bachelor’s degree in history from Siena College and his Master’s degree in Public History from Central Connecticut State University.

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