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

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 5, 2002 - History - 624 pages

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 Ireland.

 

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Contents

Bicycling to Busby
30
Marching Feet and Angry Voices
70
Letting Slip the Dogs of War
96
A Job for the Army
134
They shot well didnt they
157
Playing the Orange Card
191
Activity without Movement
211
Law and Disorder
225
Legal Weaponry
285
The Media War
348
How the Peace was Made and Threatened
385
Epilogue
482
Notes
521
List of Organisations
543
Bibliography
561
Copyright

The Greening of the IRA
242

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About the author (2002)

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 IRA.

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