The Secret Army: The Ira

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Transaction Publishers, Jan 1, 1997 - History - 702 pages
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This is the definitive work on the Irish Republican Army. It is an absorbing account of a movement which has had a profound effect on the shaping of the modern Irish state. This book is the culmination of twenty-five years of work and tens of thousands of hours of interviews.
 

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Contents

The Republic Proclaimed The Army
3
The IRA Triumphant September 1916
16
Schism Terror and Despair
29
The Response to Defeat
40
Perseverance on the Road
73
The Devil We Dont Know
99
The IRA without
130
Bombs for Britain April 1938
145
1956July 1957
289
The IRA on the Defensive August
310
The IRA in the Doldrums
337
The North Explodes and the Army Divides
355
19701972
373
The First Decade The Nature of the Long War
449
Unconventional Conflict The Hunger Strikes
479
The Protracted Struggle September 1981
514

Conspiracy Coercion
168
The Stephen Hayes Affair
199
Twilight of the Gunmen October
215
The Agonizing Reconstruction
239
The Great Arms Raids
255
The Buildup 19541956
272
War Politics and the Split January 1984
548
The Troubles as Institution 19871990
579
The Armed Struggle Transformed 19911996
618
Sources
663
Addenda 1979
680
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