Dirty War

ISBN-10: 041592281X
ISBN-13: 9780415922814
Edition: 1999
Authors: Martin Dillon
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Book details

List price: $58.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/17/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

1969 was a year of rising tension, violence and change for the people of Northern Ireland. Rioting in Derry's Bogside led to the deployment of British troops and a shortlived, uneasy truce. The British army soon found itself engaged in an undercover war against the Provisional IRA, which was to last for more than twenty years. In this enthralling and controversial book, Martin Dillon examines the roles played by the Provisional IRA, the State forces, the Irish Government and the British Army during this troubled period. He unravels the mystery of a war in which informers, agents and double agents operate, and reveals disturbing facts about the way in which the terrorists and the intelligence agencies target, undermine and penetrate each other's ranks.The Dirty Warcontains startling disclosures and throws new light on previously unexplained events.

Martin Dillon has won international acclaim for his unique investigative reporting and is regarded as one of the foremost experts on global terrorism. He is the author of 14 books. His bestselling trilogy The Shankill Butchers, The Dirty War and God and the Gun, from his non-fiction work, is regarded as the definitive account of the Ireland conflict. He also co-authored Rogue Warrior of the SAS: The Blair Mayne Legend and The Assassination of Robert Maxwell: Israel's Superspy. He lives in New York.

Map of Northern Ireland
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Map of Belfast
Author's Preface
Chronology of Major Events in Northern Ireland: 1969-1989
Prologue
The Hidden Agenda: Civil Rights, the Dublin Government and the IRA
Gangs, Counter-Gangs and Secret Burials
The Sting: British Intelligence and the IRA
Playing It Dirty: British Agents in Ireland
The Pitchfork Killings
Robert Nairac: Hero or Villain?
Dirty Tricks and Conspiracies: Holroyd and Wallace
Killers in the Ranks: Loyalist Terror Groups and the Security Forces
Honeytraps
Secret Liaisons: The Security Forces and the UDA
Airey Neave and the INLA: The Unseen Hand?
Agents, Informers and Double Agents
A Dead Man's Revenge: IRA Informers and Arms Discoveries
Treachery and Special Branch Spies
The Technology of Surveillance
Money, Qadhafi, Guns
Killing for Profit: Criminal Alliances and Terrorism
Conclusion: The Dirty War Goes On
Postscript
The Green Book
Index

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