Provos: The IRA and Sinn Fein

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Bloomsbury, 1998 - History - 407 pages
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This work examines the Provos, from 1969, when the IRA was effectively dead and buried, to within a few short years, when it had resurrected to become the most feared and sophisticated terrorist organization in the world. The book is based on in-depth interviews with key personalities in the Army, Police, British and Irish governments, giving first-hand accounts of the key events. Based on the author's television series on the IRA, this book traces the group's history and relationship with Sinn Fein.

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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

One of the objectives I had when I sought a book about the Troubles was that it had to be as unbiased as possible, which is no small order given the nature of the conflict in Northern Ireland. Peter ... Read full review

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User Review  - RMF Brown - Goodreads

An excellent introduction to the troubles for the layman Irish history, like the history of any other nation, cannot be pigeon holed into neat black and white categories. It's complex, at times messy ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

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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