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by Tim Pat Coogan
     
 

This updated edition of the best-selling history of the IRA now includes behind-the-scenes information on the recent advances made in the peace process. 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.

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This updated edition of the best-selling history of the IRA now includes behind-the-scenes information on the recent advances made in the peace process. 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 featuring interviews with past and present members of the organization, this is a compelling account of modern Irish history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312294168
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/12/2001
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
864
Sales rank:
543,076
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. IBeginnings to 1969
1The Origins of the IRA3
2Dilemmas of Violence and Politics38
3The Triumph of Fianna Fail64
4The IRA's Foreign Links92
5The Bombing Campaign113
6Years of Disaster132
7The IRA in the North160
8The Years of the Curragh191
9The IRA and the Nazis202
10Republic and Republicans: I218
11Republic and Republicans: II244
12Prelude to the Border Campaign256
13Splits in the Ranks277
14The Border Campaign: 1956-62297
15New Initiatives: 1962-70330
Pt. II1969-1979
16The Roots of the Conflict341
17The Constitutional Participants in the Drama354
18The Provisional IRA - the Rebirth of a Movement365
19The British Campaign385
20Response to Violence392
21Prison: Riots, Escapes, Unlucky Freedoms, Personalities and a Place Called Crossmaglen402
22Hunger Striking: the IRA Reach Beyond the Bars410
23Arms426
24The Use of Torture438
25Sectarian Murder443
26Return to Secrecy and Discipline464
Pt. III1979-1986
27The Ignition of the Crisis477
28Five Demands and Hunger Strikes486
29The Test of the Ballot Box502
30Bombs in Britain and Counter-Insurgency513
31Action in Ireland522
32The INLA: 1980-93534
33The Green Book: I544
34The Green Book: II560
Pt. IV1986-1993
35The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend575
36Gerry Adams620
37Peace Comes Dropping Slow639
38From Despair to Hope671
App. I774
App. II775
Selected References777
Glossary780
Index of Names783
General Index799

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