By (author) Tim Pat Coogan


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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 864 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 46mm | 1,179g
  • Publication date: 5 January 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0312294166
  • ISBN 13: 9780312294168
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised, Updated ed.
  • Sales rank: 217,660

Product description

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.

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Author information

Tim Pat Coogan is one of the best known journalists and historians in Ireland. Former editor of the"Irish Press, "he has written several books, including"Wherever Green is Worn "(Palgrave), "The Troubles "(Palgrave), "On the Blanket"; and bestselling biographies of Michael Collins and De Valera. He lives in Dublin.

Review quote

"No student of Irish history can afford to ignore this book. No scholar is likely to improve on it... A fascinating book, of the greatest possible value to us all..." "--Times Literary Supplement" "The standard reference work on the subject..." --"The New York Times"