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A Secret History of the IRA
A Secret History of the IRA
by Ed Moloney
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars Far From Deeply Flawed, 11 Sept. 2005
This is a remarkable book and anyone who claims that it is flawed in any way has an axe to grind, eg they must be members of Sinn Fein and cannot abide their leader, Gerry Adams being criticised. This book reveals Adams to be a manipulative and ruthless figure, albeit one whose strategic talents are considerable. But Adams could not have completed the journey chronicled in this book by himself - he needed the assistance of three governments, in London, Dublin and Washington and of their security agencies. If Moloney's book has one weakness it is that this area is not explored. But it will be one day. Mark my words! In the meantime if you want to know how the IRA ended up as Britain's favourite terrorist organisation read this book.


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