Secret History Of The Ira
Description: Ed Moloney's authoritative and devastating Penguin history of the IRA is just around the corner' SUNDAY TIMES 11.12.01 For decades the British and Irish have 'got used to' a situation without parallel in Europe: a cold, ferocious, persistent campaign of bombing and terror of extraordinary duration and inventiveness. At the heart of that campaign lies one man: Gerry Adams. From the outbreak of the Troubles to the present day he has been an immensely influential figure. The most compelling question about the IRA is: how did a man who condoned atrocities that resulted in huge numbers of civilian deaths also become the guiding light behind the peace process?