This monumental life of Connolly, one of the great Irish biographical achievements of recent times, now appears in paperback. It will stand for many years as the most complete account we have of one of the most important figures in the making of modern Ireland. From the reviews of the hardback: 'Nevin ...deserves praise for providing researchers with a comprehensive overview of such a complex and important character.' - Diarmaid Ferriter, "Irish Examiner". 'It is a tribute to Nevin's fair-mindedness that, in building a documentary monument to James Connolly, he has assembled missiles for both sides of the debate.' - "History Ireland".