The Resource Fighting for Ireland? : the military strategy of the Irish Republican movement, M.L.R. Smith

Fighting for Ireland? : the military strategy of the Irish Republican movement, M.L.R. Smith

Label
Fighting for Ireland? : the military strategy of the Irish Republican movement
Title
Fighting for Ireland?
Title remainder
the military strategy of the Irish Republican movement
Statement of responsibility
M.L.R. Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
M.L.R. Smith challenges many assumptions about the IRA, pinpointing the organisation's successes as well as its missed opportunities. He demonstrates the tension in the movement between ideology and strategic realities regarding the use of force, revealing that doctrinal purity has sometimes hampered the IRA in the pursuit of its goals. Contrary to the Irish republican movement's vigorous and assertive public face, this study uncovers an organisation characterised more by a sense of chronic insecurity than by certainty and continuity
Dewey number
941.60824
Index
index present
LC call number
DA963
LC item number
.S625 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fighting for Ireland? : the military strategy of the Irish Republican movement, M.L.R. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [254]-258) and index
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Contents
Introduction - developing a strategic approach to the Irish republican movement -- 1. The Irish republican military mind - the evolution of a strategic tradition -- 2. Transitions in Irish republican strategy - the development of the military instrument from the Easter rising to the civil war -- 3. Political control versus the autonomous military instrument - Irish republican strategy from the civil war to the 1970s -- 4. The military ascendancy - the Provisional IRA on the offensive, 1970-1972 -- 5. The erosion of Provisional IRA strategy, 1972-1977 -- 6. The evolution of PIRA's total strategy, 1977-1983 -- 7. A continuing military enigma - the contradictory dynamics of the total strategy, 1983-1990 -- 8. Ending the isolation? Ending the violence?
Control code
000011513206
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 265 p.
Isbn
9780415091619
Lccn
95006524
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.b17503589
System control number
  • C01107798867
  • (OCoLC)32133036

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