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By A Customer
This review is from: Big Boys' Rules: The SAS and the Secret Struggle Against the IRA (Paperback)
I have been following the Irish Troubles for years, and this is one of the very few books written by a British citizen...that takes a hard, critical eye at some of the events that have taken place in Northern Ireland that lesser books and newspaper articles have written up as heroics, but sometimes are little more than highly dubious killings dressed up after the fact as being consistent with the rule of law...I did not see any errors or flaws in logic that made me think that his book was fundamentally flawed. It is a welcome breath of fresh air compared to the various memoirs of SAS men that have come out in the past decade, very few of which entertain even the slightest possibility that the men of the SAS might on occasion do something wrong.
Finally, I met the author back in 1997 or 1998. I was doing research for my own book about Northern Ireland, and I would like to say he was very helpful and patient with my inquiries.
So, if you are interested in a three-dimensional look at Britain's most famous, skilled, and (yes) feared soldiers, buy his book. I only wish he'd do another one about Northern Ireland.