Behind the Mask: The IRA and Sinn Fein

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TV Books, 1999 - Political Science - 460 pages
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Behind the Mask is the most comprehensive investigation available of the rise of the IRA and its political wing, Sinn Fein. Author Peter Taylor has achieved unprecedented access to IRA members and documents, Irish and British soldiers, politicians, and eyewitnesses to The Troubles. From the Easter rising in 1916 to the ceasefire in effect today, the history and politics of the conflict are laid out here with deadly clarity.

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User Review  - Steven Yenzer - Goodreads

I came to this book knowing very little about the IRA and the Irish independence movement. It's a great introduction and is as fast-paced and enthralling as any novel. I really enjoyed the interviews and quotes throughout; it was great to hear the stories told from folks who experienced it. Read full review

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User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

good history of the troubles in Ireland. A dry read with many names to track. Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Peter Taylor was the author of eight story collections and three novels, including A Summons to Memphis, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He died in 1994.

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