Loyalists: War and Peace in Northern Ireland

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TV Books, 1999 - Political Science - 278 pages
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"Terror has gripped Northern Ireland for the past three decades, the result of the violent conflict between the Protestants and the Catholics. Loyalism - loyalty to the Protestant faith, Queen, and country - runs through the veins of just about every Protestant in Northern Ireland." "Now Peter Taylor's comprehensive history of the devastating struggle from the loyalists' perspective gives us new insights into what made the loyalist paramilitaries, their community, and politicians act in the ways they have. Loyalists is based on a series of frank and chilling interviews, both with the paramilitary leaders who mapped out loyalist strategy over the years and the gunmen who carried out the bombings and killings. The powerful narration also includes revealing interviews with loyalist and unionist politicians who conducted their business center stage, while the paramilitaries remained in the shadows. The loyalists are convinced it was their clinically targeted offensive against senior members of the IRA and Sinn Fein that brought the Republican Movement to the negotiating table and made the 1998 Peace Accord possible." "Granted unprecedented access to the many members of the Protestant community, the author provides a unique record of The Troubles and of the peace process that may finally bring them to an end."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Introduction Billy
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Under Siege
13
Gathering Storm
29
Copyright

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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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