Softcover has light shelfwear to edges. Pages tight and clean. Spine has small creases. PO name inside. 559 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1981. ISBN: 0872168255. Brian Boru was stronger, braver, and wiser than all other men, the greatest king Ireland has ever known. Out of the mists of the country's most violent age, he emerged to lead his people to the peak of their golden era.