Defending Ireland: The Irish State and Its Enemies Since 1922 (Hardback)Eunan O'Halpin (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 398
Weight: 748 g
Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 29 mm
His sharply written critique is based on formidable research ... the profusion of detail carries a persuasive sense of certainty about many previously obscure issues. * Charles Townshend, Times Literary Supplement *
An excellent synthesis of the development of police and army in independent Ireland. * American Historical Review *
For anyone wanting to understand the development of Ireland's defence and security policies since independence, this is the book. It not only contains much new research but the best synthesis and analysis of previously unavailable material. * Journal of Intelligence & National Security *
This formidably researched book constitutes a major contribution to the historical understanding of modern Ireland. The first comprehensive accounting of the state's security position from independence to the present, it fills in not just historiographical gaps but a conceptual one as well. * Irish Historical Studies *
A fascinating account of how the gardai and the Defence Forces have dealt with foreign and domestic threats, real and perceived, to the Irish state since 1922 ... comprehensively researched and highly readable, it is an indispensable work for anyone interested in 20th century Irish history. * Michael Kennedy, Sunday Tribune *
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