A Pocket Hist of the IRA

A Pocket Hist of the IRA

by Brendan O'Brien
     
 

The history of the Irish Republican Army from its roots in 1916 to the present day is analyzed in this book. Every decade of the IRA's history is discussed, from its high point in 1921, when it became the "legitimate" army of the self-proclaimed Irish Republic and dragged the British government to the negotiating table, to subsequent failures and eventual regroupings…  See more details below

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The history of the Irish Republican Army from its roots in 1916 to the present day is analyzed in this book. Every decade of the IRA's history is discussed, from its high point in 1921, when it became the "legitimate" army of the self-proclaimed Irish Republic and dragged the British government to the negotiating table, to subsequent failures and eventual regroupings. Explored in detail are the current events surrounding the IRA, including the dramatic ceasefire in 1994, Gerry Adams's leadership, peace talks, the Northern Ireland Assembly, and the continuing quest for lasting peace.

Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
This pocket history series (including also histories of Irish music, literature and Ulster) is an excellent way for anyone to get a good grasp of some aspect of Irish history or culture quickly. The books run about 100 pages each, have handsome covers and a variety of b/w illustrations and/or photographs inside. The authors of all these books write from personal commitments to Ireland and its culture, but their writing from within the tradition is lively and skillful. Despite wearing their hearts on their sleeves, they are not afraid to pull back and make critical judgments too. In this group, the IRA book goes into the most depth; the others allot each quick chapter to a new topic, functioning as mini encyclopedias. The books could use an index or notes and/or bibliography, but they do have chapter titles that can clearly guide readers where they need to go. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Independent Publishers Group/The O'Brien Press, 167p, illus, 18cm, $7.95. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Daniel J. Levinson; History & English Teacher, Thayer Acad., Braintree, MA, November 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780862786427
Publisher:
O'Brien Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Pocket History
Pages:
167
Product dimensions:
4.58(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.49(d)

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