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HarperCollins, 2000 - Ireland - 808 pages
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An updated edition of this unique, bestselling history of the IRA, now including behind-the-scenes information on the recent advances made in the peace process. Tim Pat Coogan's classic The IRA provides the only fair-minded, comprehensive history of the organization that has transformed the Irish nationalist movement this century. With clarity and detachment, Coogan examines the IRA's origins, its foreign links, the bombing campaigns, hunger strikes and sectarian violence, and now their role in the latest attempt to bring peace to Northern Ireland. Meticulously researched, and backed up by interviews with past and present members of the organization, Tim Pat Coogan's book is an authoritative and compelling account of modern Irish history from the point of view of one of its most controversial major participants.

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User Review  - Richard Thomas - Goodreads

It's a partial (as opposed to an impartial account but this is its worth to a British reader. Read full review

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User Review  - Doug - Goodreads

This is the second book I've read by Coogan. Never again. There is no forest. There are only trees. Many of them poorly identified. Read full review


The Origins of the IRA
Dilemmas of Violence and Politics
The Triumph of Fianna Fail

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Tim Pat Coogan, Ireland's most prominent journalist, is also well known as a historian, broadcaster and writer. He has written for a number of Irish, European and American publications, including the Sunday Times and the New York Times. He is the author of bestselling biographies of Michael Collins and De Valera.

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