Unstoppable Brilliance

Michael Fitzgerald, Antoinette Walker

Date Published :
June 2014
Publisher :
Liberties Press
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How much of what exceptional people achieve can be put down to their own efforts and inner drive, and how much to fate? In this groundbreaking study, the authors argue that the extraordinary achievements of key figures in Irish history were indeed unstoppable--a product of their character and unique way of interacting with the world.

In a series of fascinating character studies, the authors argue that many of those who were crucial to the development of Ireland's political, scientific and artistic traditions would, if they were alive today, be diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. Profiles include: Robert Emmet Padraig Pearse Éamon de Valera Robert Boyle William Rowan Hamilton Daisy Bates W. B. Yeats James Joyce Samuel Beckett

About The Author

MICHAEL FITZGERALD is Henry Marsh Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and is the leading expert on Asperger's syndrome and autism in Ireland. he has written extensively about these subjects and addressed national and international symposia on them.

ANTOINETTE WALKER is a freelance editor and writer who has worked in publishing in Ireland for ten years. She holds an MA in philosophy from University College Dublin and trained as a general nurse.

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