A Secret History of the IRA



A Secret History of the IRA For Decades, The British And Irish Had Got Used To A Situation Without Parallel In Europe A Cold, Ferocious, Persistent Campaign Of Bombing And Terror Of Extraordinary Duration And Inventiveness At The Heart Of That Campaign Lies One Man Gerry Adams From The Outbreak Of The Troubles To The Present Day, He Has Been An Immensely Influential Figure The Most Compelling Question About The IRA Is How Did A Man Who Condoned Atrocities That Resulted In Huge Numbers Of Civilian Deaths Also Become The Guiding Light Behind The Peace Process Moloney S Book Is Now Updated To Encompass The Anxious And Uneasy Peace That Has Prevailed To 2007.

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  • Paperback
  • 600 pages
  • A Secret History of the IRA
  • Ed Moloney
  • English
  • 24 October 2017
  • 014101041X

10 thoughts on “A Secret History of the IRA

  1. Amanda Mastran says:

    One of the best nonfiction texts I ve read This text gives a detailed account of the development and history of the Irish Republican Army during the Northern Ireland Troubles, as well as the development of their associated political party, Sinn Fein However, the text doesn t feel heavy in the way that many historical texts do It s very engaging and reader friendly, readinglike a novel than a history text.The only downfall of this book is that Ed Moloney is clearly a very big fan of Gerr One of the best nonfiction texts I ve read This text gives a det...

  2. Chris says:

    Interesting, if perhaps not quite what I expected Lots of backstory and history of Gerry Adams and Sinn Fein, which is of course an important part of the story, but it s missing a lot of the foreground I suppose that s the point of calling it the secret histor...

  3. Julie Bermond says:

    The best way to undestand why these men and women took arms and fightand also how complicated the situation was and still is in a certain way in the north of ireland.

  4. Caitlin says:

    Ed Moloney tackles a huge subject with his A Secret History of the IRA The title is sensationalist but the book is written in a very dry, practical way Moloney is a journalist who got close to different people in the IRA structure and has been following their moves throughout the Troubles of the 1960s through the 1990s He could have just written about the IRA and what he discovered about the organization and its crimes and aspirations, but instead he framed it in discussions about how the p Ed Moloney tackles a huge subject with his A Secret History of the IRA The title is sensationalist but the book is written in a very dry, practical way Moloney is a journalist who got close to different people in the IRA structure and has been following their moves throughout the Troubles of the 1960s through the 1990s He could have just written about the IRA and what he discovered about the organization and its crimes and aspirations, but instead he framed it in discussions about how the peace compromise was created by Gerry Adams and his supporters in a secret way It is startling to see how a person like Gerry Adams can be so complex He deliberately misled the IRA leadership and manipulated events and situations to create a system that would force peace and evenshock...

  5. Óli Sóleyjarson says:

    St r hugaver b k H n fjallar raun meira um fri arferli sj lft heldur en s gu IRA sem sl ka H n s nir vel og vandlega a a sem vi s um af fri arferlinu var raun bara toppurinn af sjakanum.B kin er miki til um Gerry Adams sem er tr lega fl kinn einstaklingur Hann er har sv ra ur og tilb inn a l ta beita ofbeldi En hann setti sj lfan sig raunverulega h ttu til ess a koma fri arferlinu af sta og gegn a hvers vegna hann ger i etta er spurningin sem b kin svarar ekki Helst St r hugaver b k H n fjallar raun meira um fri arferli sj lft heldur en s gu IRA sem sl ka H n s nir vel og vandlega a a sem vi s um af fri arferlinu var raun bara toppurinn af sjakanum.B kin er miki til um Gerry Adams sem er tr lega fl kinn einstaklingur Hann er har sv ra ur og tilb inn a l ta beita ofbeldi En hann setti sj lfan sig raunverulega h ttu til ess a koma fri arferlinu af sta og gegn a hvers vegna hann ger i etta er spurningin sem b kin svarar ekki Helst l tur a t fyrir a a hafi veri framagirni hans sj lfs sem spila i st rsta hlutverki Hann vildi ekki enda sigra ur eins og eldri kynsl ir af IRA me limum nor rinu k flum er l ka lj st hvort Adams hef i keyrt ofbeldinu f...

  6. K says:

    I read this book for academic and professional purposes I ended up putting it done with a personal outlook on things that affected me so personally I ended up being removed from them entirely Ed Moloney was as bold as to write the account of his twenty years spent undercover in the IRA as a novel, mixing personal stories of leaders and I...

  7. Madeline says:

    Moloney had access to an enormous number of sources and there is a lot of new information here Howeverthis book could just as easily have been titled A Secret History of Gerry Adams It also veers a little too close to consp...

  8. Jonathan says:

    Gerry Adams Responsible For The Peace Process Say It Aint So

  9. Kyle says:

    the first book ive read on the subject so i cant really comment on how it fits in with the rest of the scholarship moloney is mainly interested in explaining the peace process he discusses the roots of the troubles very shortly, and glosses over or only briefly summarizes some major military developments, but sinn fein and ira army council meetings, by comparison, are always covered in minute detail moloney s thesis is basically that gerry adams and his think tank of trusted advisors came the first book ive read on the subject so i cant really comment on how it fits in with the rest of the scholarship moloney is mainly interested in explaining the peace process he discusses the roots of the troubles very shortly, and glosses over or only briefly summarizes some major military developments, but sinn fein and ira army council meetings, by comparison, are always covered in minute detail moloney s thesis is basically that gerry adams and his think tank of trusted advisors came up with a peace plan in the early eighties and slowly managed the rest of the organization and the nationalist grassroots into being forced to accept it as a fait acompli by the mid 90s he is also of the opinion that the british had basically rolled up the ira as a military force ...

  10. Jon Norimann says:

    A secret History of the IRA is a long book Moloney piles on the information here and a fair bit of it is interesting Focus throughout ison Gerry Adams than IRA Sadly a lot if the book is not interesting Page after page is spent on background and family of people with only marginal involvement with IRA or Adams The story is broadly told chronologically but then suddenly 50 pages drops into the future or back to the past for no reason Causation is another thing Moloney is not too eager A secret History of the IRA is a long book Moloney piles on the information here and a fair bit of it is interesting Focus throughout ison Gerry Adams than IRA Sadly a lot if the book is not interesting Page after page is spent on background and family of people with only marginal involvement with IRA or Adams The story is broadly told chronologically but then suddenly 50 pages drops into the future or back to the past for no reason Causation is another thing Moloney is not too eager on explaining, how a leads to b, but th...

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