The books in this series explore the lore, legends, music, and politics of Ireland. Their concise, pocket-sized format is well suited for aficionados as well as those who have a general interest in the topics. A concise yet comprehensive survey of ...
of the IRA from its inception in 1916 to current power struggles and peace talks is presented. Tracing the organization's evolution from its intended role as an army for a future of peace and prosperity through its gradual corrosion into a militant group employing violent guerrilla tactics, the book focuses on key benchmarks in the IRA's history and the people responsible for driving it forward. Also examined are the organization's various structures, activities, and involvement in the context of its mission of securing an independent Irish state as well as its quest to maintain a role in Irish society.
Number of pages: 168
Date of publication: 01/04/2004
Edition Second edition
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