The Troubles

The Troubles : Ireland's Ordeal 1966-1996 and the Search for Peace

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 43.18mm | 680.39g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0312294182
  • 9780312294182
  • 508,434

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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." --Observershow more

About Tim Pat Coogan

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 more

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