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  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; 2nd Edition edition (5 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141028769
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141028767
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ed Moloney has been Northern Ireland Editor of both the Irish Times and the Sunday Tribune. He has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines in Ireland, the UK and the USA. In 1999 he was Irish Journalist of the Year. He currently lives in New York.

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But they're called petrol bombs, not gasoline bombs. No one in Northern Ireland ever threw a gasoline bomb - they threw petrol bombs. Lots of them. Petty detail, I know, but it bothered me. You lose a star for that. Petrol. The rest of the book is a thorough account, I was particularly impressed with the detailed account given of the immediate triggers to the troubles, and events that led to the rise of the provisional IRA
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By Patrick J on 2 Jan. 2014
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This is a very good book for reading for some one that wants to know about Ireland the IRA and its trouble,s and how people try to solve some of its past misdemeanors
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Two Tone on 18 Jan. 2014
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I'm sure it's difficult writing a book about the IRA that isn't going to raise hackles on one side or the other and in general, Ed Moloney does a pretty good job; I'm slightly mystified as to why one reviewer sees this as 'anti-IRA' - it's really 'anti-the opponents of Gerry Adams.'

It's a pretty balanced summary but I'm giving it three stars because it is (as I note above) a history of the armed struggle from the perspective of the Gerry Adams camp, with very little input from others. I'm sure this is a reflection of the reality that the author was trying very hard to stay on the right side of his contacts but it makes it less useful as an even handed account.
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15 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Franz Bieberkopf on 3 April 2008
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That's the problem with this book.It says it is an inside account,but,in the nature of underground paramilitary groups,the reader is left to take so much on trust.Virtually all the sources are "Republican source","confidential interview" and the like-it's hard to know what to believe.
For all that,the material from 1976 onwards(Gerry Adams becoming political leader,the dual nature of Sinn Fein and the IRA,the politicisation of the IRA,the drive towards negotiations,and finally Sinn Fein's eclipsing others to become the dominant Catholic/nationalist party in Northern Ireland)is highly plausible and well written.His conclusion,that the extremes have now taken over Northern Ireland,and that sectarianism is more established now than it ever was during The Troubles,is hard to argue with.A depressing conclusion to a depressing history.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tony Forgione on 19 May 2013
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This book should be renamed "The secret history of Gerry Adams". Mr. Moloney seems to use a lot off " here say " when talking about things that where suppose to have happened. I think this book should be read with a very open mind and not at all factual. It comes across that the author is working off a anti republican agenda.
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