DAN FORD'S BOOKS > MICHAEL'S WAR
Michael's War: A Story of the Irish Republican Army
As reviewed on Amazon.com:
"Michael's War is a serious literary work. It is also a page-turner, an
exciting adventure yarn--and a warm-hearted love story--and a sound
perspective of the tangled history of the Irish struggle for freedom.
The characters are memorable and believable--and like so much Irish
literature, the narrative sings.
When he set out on his road to rebellion, young Michael
Ford had no greater ambition than to spoil the sport of the Kerryman
Hunt. But before he was done,
he found himself exchanging rifle fire with the British army, with an
unlikely ally in the form of Annabel Love, the squire's daughter.
Michael's War tracks the course of revolution and civil war
that rended Ireland from 1916 to 1923. It ends with its hero escaping
to America, leaving behind him the "Legion of the Rear Guard"--the
Irish Republican Army that has been a burr under the British saddle
from Michael's day to ours.
First published by ASJA Press 2001 in paperback and hardcover editions.
First digital edition 2008. Revised 2015 for print publication by
Createspace Press in paperback and by Warbird Books in digital format.
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is a quality paperback, 6x9 inches, 229 pages, $9.95.
The novel is 74,000 words, with a glossary of Irish words and the slang
of the day. For sale by the publisher, major online retailers, and most local
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As an e-book with the same content (well, except for the back cover!),
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As a novelist, Daniel Ford is best known for Incident at
and the acclaimed Vietnam film Go Tell
that was based on it. This and two other novels were
published by Doubleday & Co. and are still in print.
As a military historian, he won the 1992 Award of Excellence from the
Aviation-Space Writers Association for Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault
and the American Volunteer Group, published by Smithsonian Institution
Press--and in a
revised and updated edition from HarperCollins. "War
history as it should be written!" exclaimed the reviewer for the
Naval aviation journal The Hook.
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