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A full and definitive account of the war waged between Irish Republicans and England over three centuries by the bestselling author of `Who Dares Wins', with emphasis on the latterday role of the special forces. From the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 to the Downing Street Declaration of 1993, Britain and Ireland have been in mortal conflict over the sovereignty of the Emerald Isle. In `The Irish War', bestselling author Tony Geraghty writes a full and compelling account of the tragic three-hundred-year war, tracing the path to today's weary peace. From his years of reporting the outbreak of the troubles in 1969 for the Sunday Times to the present, Tony Geraghty has covered every bloody twist and turn of the IRA and the Loyalist campaigns, but his unerring eye for detail took him back through the centuries to uncover the roots and causes of the grievances and feuds that have been so ruthlessly fought over in the past twenty-five years. The result is a powerful history of England's ruthless aggression against her small Catholic neighbour and that tiny island's utter determination to oust the bullying intruder. After the battles of the Boyne and Aughrim, deserted by the last of their officers and with inferior resources, the Irish reinvented the rules of warfare to their advantage. The battle cry of Sinn Fein - `Ourselves Alone' - went up and a code of fighting that ignored the rules of war was let loose. Tracing the roots and meaning of the terrible war that has been fought overtly and covertly for three hundred years, `The Irish War' is essential reading for all those seeking to understand the relations between these two nations.

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Tony Geraghty, author of the SAS history Who Dares Wins, The Bullet Catchers and Beyond the Front Line, is himself a military veteran, first with the Paras and then as a British officer in the Gulf conflict. As a liaison officer with US forces he was awarded an American decoration. He is also an Irish citizen.

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The former chief reporter of the London Sunday Times, Geraghty (Who Dares Wins; The Bullet Catchers) here assesses "Irish identity," which he sees as "the true source" of the continuing troubles in Northern Ireland. The IRA, he says, has hijacked Irish identity and created something that "owes little to real Celtic culture." What the IRA "peddles" as Irish identity, Geraghty contends, is "a powerful, dynamic force which politicizes the natural culture and envenoms it through an obsession not with Ireland but with England." The book's first three sections present a highly opinionated look at the last 30 years of "Troubles," while the last section is a satisfying survey of 300 years of the relationship between Ireland and England in 100 pages. Geraghty uses a patchwork of sources, including interviews with British intelligence and IRA officials and his firsthand reporting of the fighting in Northern Ireland in 1969-1971 as a Times reporter. The author, who served with the British Red Berets and as a liaison officer in the Persian Gulf War, was arrested in 1998 after this book's British publication and accused of violating Britain's Official Secrets Act by mentioning sensitive software. The case was highly publicized in Britain. The book's strengths are its attention to detail and its direct, potent writing. While the revelations pertaining to spy methodology and guerrilla fighting might not strike readers on these shores with the same force as they did those on the other side of the pond, the book makes a compelling introduction to a painful struggle. (May)
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