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The Maximalist

In this landmark biography, Matt Cooper draws on an abundance of new material, including interviews with many of Tony O’Reilly’s closest family, friends, associates and rivals, to uncover the man behind the myth. It documents in unflinching detail and with great subtlety the meteoric rise and slow unravelling of an Irish icon.

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