War and Society Roundtable Discussion to Resume
Thursday, March 04, 2010
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The Center for the Study of War and Society at The University of Southern Mississippi continues its monthly War and Society Roundtable at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9 at the downtown Hattiesburg branch of the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County.

This month’s book, “Michael Collins: The Man Who Made Ireland,” is a timely and courageous tale of a young Irish nationalist, Michael Collins, who is credited with the establishment of modern Ireland. This biography was written by Tim Pat Coogan, a former journalist who served as editor of the “Irish Press” for 20 years.

“Michael Collins was arguably the most important individual in gaining Ireland’s independence from Great Britain from 1921-1922,” said Sean Farrell, assistant director of Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County. “This biography chronicles his life, in particular, his struggles to launch a guerrilla or terrorist war against the British. Ultimately, his role in the negotiations brought an end to that war. Later, Collins died during the civil war that broke out after Ireland was granted limited independence.”

Copies of the book are available for loan at the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County. The War and Society Roundtable meets every month through May and meetings are free and open to the public. The Center for the Study of War and Society serves as a local, national, and international resource for the study of the history of warfare at the social, economic, political, cultural, and military levels.

For more information on the roundtable, contact Sean Farrell at the Library at 601-584-3166 or Kyle Zelner at Southern Miss at 601-266-6196 or at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it . To learn more about the Center, visit http://www.usm.edu/history/warsociety.php.

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