brilliant book ( Paul Bew, Spectator)
Winner of the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize for 1998
What is it like to be in the I.R.A. - or at their mercy? This fascinating study explores the lives and deaths of the enemies and victims of the County Cork I.R.A. between 1916 and 1923 - the most powerful and deadly branch of the I.R.A. during one of the most turbulent periods in twentieth-century Ireland.
These years saw the breakdown of the British legal system and police authority, the rise of republican violence, and the escalation of the conflict into a full-scale guerilla war, leading to a wave of riots, ambushes, lootings, and reprisal killings, with civilians forming the majority of victims in this unacknowledged civil war.
Religion may have provided the starting point for the conflict, but class prejudice, patriotism, and personal grudges all fuelled the development and continuation of widespread violence. Using an unprecedented range of sources - many of them only recently made public - Peter Hart explores the motivation behind such activity. His conclusions not only reveal a hidden episode of Ireland's troubled past but provide valuable insights into the operation of similar terrorist groups today.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, UK, 1998. Cloth. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Edition/First Printing. 350pp. Bib'y. Index. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Nº de ref. de la librería 010316
Descripción OUP Oxford, 2016. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Nº de ref. de la librería ria9780198205371_lsuk
Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. First Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0198205376
Descripción Clarendon Press, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 350 pages. 9.75x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0198205376