history and politics

March 1996








The path to freedom
Articles & Speeches by Michael Collins

Foreword by Tim Pat Coogan


...his name burns brightly wherever the Irish meet. Michael Collins was the man who made modern Ireland possible.
Tim Pat Coogan


The Path to Freedom is the only published work of Michael Collins, who was, for a time, the most wanted man in the British Empire - "the man they couldn't catch". The articles and speeches contained in this book throw light not only on the Irish War of Independence, the Irish Civil War and the foundation of the Irish Free State but also on crucial contemporary issues.


Many books have been written about the life and death of Michael Collins. The Path to Freedom is the only book he wrote himself.