The Provos

The Provos: The IRA and Sinn Fein

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, European History, Irish History
Paperback Published on: 24/09/1998
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The first part of the landmark trilogy documenting modern-day Northern Ireland, by the author of Loyalists and Brits

This work examines the Provos, from 1969, when the IRA was effectively dead and buried, to within a few short years, when it had resurrected to become the most feared and sophisticated terrorist organization in the world. The book is based on in-depth interviews with key personalities in the Army, Police, British and Irish governments, giving first-hand accounts of the key events. It contains material not included in the television series being broadcast on BBC 1 in autumn 1997.

Never before has an outsider had such access to record the remarkable history of the provisional IRA and Sinn Fein, from their dramatic beginnings to the critical juncture they have reached today - on the brink of becoming part of the cabinet in the new government of Northern Ireland. An astonishing story, told as only Peter Taylor could.

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‘Only a journalist of Peter Taylor’s standing could have persuaded people from all sides in the conflict to cooperate in such a manner. The result was a first-rate piece of journalism. It was also first-rate history’ Guardian

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9780747538189
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 336g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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