Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, some shelf wear to cover, 486 pages. This book is the first full, systematic study of the thought and action of the IRA, and asks not only what the IRA has done, but why it has done it, and the consequences. It examines the dramatic events of the Easter Rising in 1916, and the bitter guerrilla war of 1919-21, the partitioning of Ireland in the 1920's and the Irish Civil War of 1922-23. The book continues through the decades, examining the politics and complex motivations of the IRA leadership, until the recent end of the war.