A book about the Irish Rebellion, during the period before, during and after the World War. Primarily the story of that other Michael Collins, one of the leaders, who at the opening of the book is striding the decks of a small steamer, bearing him back to Dublin after ten years in England. The book follows his career, from the rebels' capture of the Dublin General Post Office, the siege, imprisonment, to his rise to leadership, his acquisition of the Sinn Feiners, his campaigns against the English, and his death. Adventure, escapades, character, -- a minute study of the man and his associates. The author, in taking for granted too thorough a knowledge of the period, has limited his market.