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The IRA: A Historyby Tim Pat Coogan
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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.
"[T]he standard reference work on the subject." The New York Times
"No student of Irish history can afford to ignore this book. No scholar is likely to improve upon it....A fascinating book, of the greatest possible value to us all." Times Literary Supplement
"A very sensible and fair-minded assessment of a uniquely controversial organization." The Times
This updated edition of Coogan's bestselling history of the IRA now includes behind-the-scenes information on the recent advances made in the peace process. Meticulously researched and featuring interviews with past and present members of the organization, this is a compelling account of modern Irish history. Four 8-page photo sections.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -506) and index.
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