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Bobby Sands and the Tragedy of Northern Ireland
by John M. Feehan
Publisher: Permanent Press; (April 1987)
The Dirty War
by Martin Dillon
Paperback from Routledge
Developing Dialogue in Northern Ireland : The Mayhew Talks, 1992
by David Bloomfield
Belfast Diary : War as a Way of Life
Belfast Diary: War As a Way of Life
by John Conroy
A street-level view of the twenty-five-year conflict in Northern Ireland. "For those puzzled by Northern Ireland, Belfast Diary offers a wellwritten, sympathetic and cleareyed view."
  -The New York Times Book Review
Paperback: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.70 x 9.00 x 6.03
Beacon Press; ISBN: 0807002178;
Beyond Violence: Conflict Resolution Process in Northern Ireland (Unu Policy Perspectives, 7)
by Mari Fitzduff
Paperback from United Nations Publications

The Catholics of Ulster: A History
The Catholics of Ulster: A History
by Marianne Elliott
Paperback from Basic Books
After the Good Friday Agreement
After the Good Friday Agreement
by Joseph Ruane, Jennifer Todd, Ruane Joesph
Paperback from Dufour Editions
A Farther Shore: Ireland's Long Road to Peace
A Farther Shore: Ireland's Long Road to Peace
by Gerry Adams
Hardcover from Random House
Formations of Violence : The Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland
by Allen Feldman

Handbook for Volunteers of the Irish Republican Army: Notes of Guerrilla Warfare
by Irish Republican Army Ireland Staff
Book Description: The original instruction manual for the active arm of the IRA, Handbook for Volunteers of the Irish Republican Army covers such topics as building up resistance centers, organizing and arming a guerrilla force, employing tactics of deception and attack, destroying enemy communications and gaining support of the populace.
Paperback: 48 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.40 x 6.68 x 4.22
Paladin Press; ISBN: 0873640748; Reprint edition (December 1985)

How the Troubles Came to Northern Ireland (Contemporary History in Context)
by Peter Rose
Book Description: This book draws upon recently released official documents and interviews with many key politicians and civil servants of the period to examine the failure of British policy to prevent the troubles. Peter Rose argues that if Harold Wilson's government in the late 60s had pursued a different policy, Northern Ireland might have been spared the troubles. Wilson had promised Catholics civil rights. However, new evidence suggests that Westminster was deliberately gagged to prevent MPs from demanding...
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan;

The IRA, 1968-2000: Analysis of a Secret Army (Cass Series on Political Violence, 7)
by J. Bowyer Bell
(Paperback -- December )

by Tim Pat Coogan
The Irish War: The Hidden Conflict Between the Ira and British Intelligence
The Irish War: The Hidden Conflict Between the Ira and British Intelligence
by Tony Geraghty
Hardcover from Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Loyalists : War and Peace in Northern Ireland
by Peter Taylor
Publisher: TV Books Inc;

Love in Chaos : Spiritual Growth and the Search for Peace in Northern Ireland

Making Sense of the Troubles: The Story of the Conflict in Northern Ireland
by David McKittrick, David McVea

Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams : Making Peace in Northern Ireland (Women Changing the World)
by Sarah Buscher, Bettina Ling, Charlotte Bunch
Reading level: Ages 9-12

Making Sense of the Troubles: The Story of the Conflict in Northern Ireland
Making Sense of the Troubles: The Story of the Conflict in Northern Ireland
by David McKittrick, David McVea
Hardcover from New Amsterdam Books

Killing Rage
by Eamon Collins, Mick McGovern (Contributor)
Eamon Collins never pulled a trigger for the Irish Republican Army. But he helped organize several hits--some "successful," others not. Upon joining the IRA, he was warned that "in all probability, [he] would end up on the run, in prison, or dead." Collins would end up all three: after a bombing attack--in which he had played no part--he was arrested, and after five days of punishing interrogation, agreed to turn informer. Changes of heart eventually led him to recant his confessions, and he was sent to prison. Upon his release, the IRA forced him into exile "outside the war zone." As time passed, he returned to his family home and tried to move on. In 1995 Collins appeared on British television to tell the story of his life in the IRA. 

Killing Rage presents his story in fuller detail, allowing Collins to try to explain "why a segment of people within the Catholic population believed that the best way to redress their grievances was through violence." Collins also painted an unsavory portrait of the IRA--while showing their Protestant counterparts in an equally unflattering light. 

In his introduction, Collins admits he is sorry about the deaths he caused: 

But my sorrow is not enough.... By exposing myself to the anger of my former comrades and the families of my victims, I wanted to show that I had thought long and hard about what had happened and that it is possible to become a different person--as we all have to become different people if we are to live together in Northern Ireland without political violence. 
Killing Rage, however, clearly reopened old wounds. Collins was found murdered on January 28, 1999. --Sunny Delaney -
Hardcover: 371 pages
Granta Books; ISBN: 1862070083;
Loyalists: War and Peace in Northern Ireland
by Peter Taylor
Hardcover from TV Books Inc
Michael Collins: A Biography
by Tim Pat Coogan
Paperback: 510 pages
Palgrave Macmillan; ISBN: 0312295111;

1916: The Easter Rising
by Tim Pat Coogan
(Hardcover -- May )

A Secret History of the IRA
by Ed Moloney

Scorpions in a Bottle: Conflicting Cultures in Northern Ireland (Minority Rights Publications)
by John Darby
Paperback from Minority Rights Group Reports

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The Shankill Butchers
The Shankill Butchers
by Martin Dillon
Book Description: During the 1970s a group of Protestant paramilitaries embarked on a spree of indiscriminate murder which left thirty Northern Irish Catholics dead. Their leader was Lenny Murphy, a fanatical Unionist whose Catholic-sounding surname led to his persecution as a child for which he took revenge on all Catholics.

Not for the squeamish, The Shankill Butchers is a horrifyingly detailed account of one of the most brutal series of murders in British legal history--a phenomenon whose real nature has been obscured by the political and violent context from which it sprang. 
Paperback from Routledge

The Politics of Territory: Policy and Segregation in Northern Ireland
by Brendan Murtagh
Hardcover from Palgrave Macmillan
Songs of Irish Rebellion
by Georges Denis Zimmermann

Wolfe Tone: Prophet of Irish Independence
by Marianne Elliott
(Paperback - February 1992)

Children of 'the Troubles' : Our Lives in the Cross-Fire of Northern Ireland (Children of Conflict Series , No 2)
by Laurel Holliday (Author)
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The Committee : Political Assassination in Northern Ireland
by Sean McPhilemy
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She Who Dared : Covert Operation in Northern Ireland With the Sas
by Jackie George, Susan Ottway
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Death of a Hero : Captain Robert Nairac, Gc and the Undercover War in Northern Ireland
by John Parker
Out of Print - Try Used Books

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