The Troubles: Ireland's Ordeal and the Search for Peace / Edition 1

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Overview

Tim Pat Coogan covers the tortured history of Ireland from the beginning of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, through the long years of violence, up to the present attempts to find peace. His access to many of the principals gives this book a particular authority. Going beyond the slogans and headlines, Coogan provides a hard look at the deadly drama of a divided Ireland.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Tim Pat Coogan has dug, Heaney-like, into the past while opening doors to faraway places..." Frank McCourt

A very fine, provocative and intelligent book...

-Irish Post

...contains as much information as any mortal might reasonably require for an understanding of 25 years of violence ...

-Evening Standard, Melanie McDonagh

...The Troubles will be essential reading for any future scholar of Irish peace-making.

-Observer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312294182
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 12/12/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 642,954
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Pat Coogan is one of the best known journalists and historians in Ireland. Former editor of the Irish Press, he is the author of Wherever Green is Worn and The IRA.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations x
Acknowledgements xii
Preface xiv
Introduction 1
1. Bicycling to Busby 30
2. Marching Feet and Angry Voices 70
3. Letting Slip the Dogs of War 96
4. A Job for the Army 134
5. 'They shot well, didn't they!' 157
6. Playing the Orange Card 191
7. Activity without Movement 211
8. Law and Dis-order 225
9. The Greening of the IRA 242
10. Legal Weaponry 285
11. The Media War 348
12. How the Peace was Made--and Threatened 385
Epilogue 482
Notes 521
List of Organisations 543
Chronology 548
Bibliography 561
Index 569
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