Study of a quiet but ruthless leader

Jack Lynch: A Biography. By Dermot Keogh. Gill & Macmillan, €28.35

8th November, 2008

Jack Lynch: A Biography. By Dermot Keogh. Gill & Macmillan, €28.35

Like most politicians, Jack Lynch always claimed history would be his final judge.

Unlike most politicians, he never made any attempt to influence the jury. Not only did he give very few interviews after his sudden resignation as taoiseach in late 1979, he completely withdrew from public life until his death 20 years later.

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