The Reluctant Taoiseach: A Biography of John A. Costello

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John A. Costello remains the most elusive of our former Taoisigh, despite his enormous contribution to Irish history. He declared the Republic, led the country's first ever coalition government, and faced the Mother and Child Crisis. A surprise choice who battled against taking the job, Costello was the Reluctant Taoiseach. Historian and political correspondent David McCullagh charts the life of this fascinating man, using his personal archive of papers, as well as interviews with former colleagues, family and friends. ...

The Reluctant Taoiseach: A Biography of John A. Costello 2011, Gill Books, Dublin

ISBN-13: 9780717150601

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The Reluctant Taoiseach: A Biography of John A. Costello 2010, Gill Books, Dublin

ISBN-13: 9780717146468

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