The IRA

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 5, 2002 - History - 808 pages
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An updated edition of this unique, bestselling history of the Irish Republican Army, now including behind-the-scenes information on the recent advances made in the peace process. The IRA provides the only objective, comprehensive history of the organization that has transformed the Irish nationalist movement during the past century. With clarity and objectivity, Coogan examines the IRA's origins, its foreign links, bombing campaigns, hunger strikes and sectarian violence and its role in the latest attempts to bring peace to Northern Ireland.

Meticulously researched and backed up by interviews with past and present members of the organization, Tim Pat Coogan's book is an authoritative and compelling account of modern Irish history.

 

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An excellently written and detailed contribution to Irish historical writing. Subject experts and casual readers will both enjoy and learn from Coogan's "The IRA". A perfect source (and supply of sources) for any college student looking to tackle the IRA in a paper.

Contents

The Origins of the
3
Dilemmas of Violence and Politics
38
The Triumph of Fianna Fail
64
The IRAs Foreign Links
92
The Bombing Campaign
113
Years of Disaster
132
The IRA in the North
160
The Years of the Curragh
191
the IRA Reach Beyond the Bars 4
411
Arms
429
The Use of Torture
438
Return to Secrecy and Discipline
464
The Ignition of the Crisis
477
Five Demands and Hunger Strikes
486
The Test of the Ballot Box
502
3O Bombs in Britain and CounterInsurgency 5 I 3
515

The IRA and the Nazis
202
I
218
II
244
Prelude to the Border Campaign
256
Splits in the Ranks
277
195662 297
297
196270
330
I6 The Roots of the Conflict 34 I
341
The Constitutional Participants in the Drama
354
The Provisional IRA the Rebirth of a Movement
365
I9 The British Campaign
385
2O Response to Violence
392
198093
534
I
544
II
560
The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend
575
Gerry Adams
619
Peace Comes Dropping Slow
639
From Despair to Hope
671
Appendix I
774
Glossary
780
General Index
799
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Tim Pat Coogan is one of the best known journalists and historians in Ireland. Former editor of theIrish Press, he has written several books, includingWherever Green is Worn (Palgrave), The Troubles (Palgrave), On the Blanket; and bestselling biographies of Michael Collins and De Valera. He lives in Dublin.

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