Behind the Mask: The IRA and Sinn Fein
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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