Michael Collins and the Anglo-Irish War: Britain's Counterinsurgency Failure

Michael Collins and the Anglo-Irish War: Britain's Counterinsurgency Failure

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ISBN-13: 9781597975353
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 10/31/2011
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 834,611
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author


J. B. E. Hittle is a thirty-one-year veteran of U.S. intelligence, including initial service as a military intelligence analyst and later service as a senior clandestine operations officer. He is an expert on insurgency, counterinsurgency, low-intensity conflict, counterterrorism, and counterproliferation. He received his MA in modern European history from Louisiana State University, where his research focused on the polemics of Irish Marxist James Connolly.

Table of Contents

Foreword Michelle Van Cleave ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xxi

Introduction xxiii

1 England's Troubled Colony 1

2 Colonial Security Policy 10

3 The Irish Nationalist 33

4 The Phoenix 47

5 Revolution in Earnest 60

6 In the Shadow of Gunmen 72

7 Spies at the Window 91

8 Unification by Force 113

9 Within the Gates 141

10 Endgame 185

11 Conclusion 216

Appendix A Sinn Fein's Suspicious Cousins 239

Appendix B On His Majesty's Secret Service 245

Appendix C British Intelligence Officers and Other Victims, November 21, 1920 251

Notes 253

Bibliography 283

Index 289

About the Author 297

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