Brits: The War Against the IRA

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Bloomsbury, 2002 - Northern Ireland - 450 pages
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In the final part of his trilogy exploring 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland, Peter Taylor talks to undercover agents of the British state and reveals for the first time the hidden secrets of the war they waged against the IRA for thirty years. PROVOS and LOYALISTS told the story of the conflict from the point of view of the Republicans and Loyalists; now the story, with all its tragic twists and turns, is told from the British perspective. For the first time, undercover soldiers, Special Branch officers and a top MI6 agent step out of the shadows and, along with the Whitehall mandarins who helped shape policy from Westminster, tell their stories.

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User Review  - Grant - Goodreads

This is such a brilliant book. I really feel that I understand what was a very complex historical period. It reads like a thriller and a very exciting one at that. This defo goes in my top ten of all time non fiction such a good good book. Read full review

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User Review  - James - Goodreads

Very informative, balanced and highly readable account of British perspective of events in Northern Ireland up to 2001. I'm tempted to buy the companion books: Provos and Loyalists. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Peter Taylor has reported on Northern Ireland for almost 30 years and has made more than 50 documentaries on the conflict for ITV's THIS WEEK and for BBC's PANORAMA. In 1995 he received the Royal Television Society's prestigious Judge's Award for his lifetime's coverage of the conflict. He is the author of many books on Ireland including PROVOS and LOYALISTS, both published as Bloomsbury Paperbacks. His three-part television documentary was broadcast to acclaim in May 2000.

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