• My Life in the IRA (RFR)

My Life in the IRA (RFR)

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  • 55831
  • 9781781175187
  • 1 Author
  • Michael Ryan
  • 2 Publisher
  • Mercier
  • 3 Format
  • PB

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A no-holds-barred insider account of the IRA's border campaign, including fascinating portraits of some of the key republican figures behind the emergence of the Northern Irish troubles of the 1970s, 1980s and beyond. Former IRA Director of Operations Mick Ryan's memoir of growing up in Dublin's East Wall in the 1940s and 1950s and his subsequent involvement in the border campaign. 'My Life in the IRA' is a story of suffering, hardship, frustration and constant disappointment that will leave readers wondering why anyone would become involved in such a patently hopeless cause and, even more so, why these volunteers persisted when defeat loomed from an early stage. Mick and his comrades regarded the objectives of 1916 not as pious aspirations but as a bequest from previous generations of revolutionaries that provided them with the opportunity to give meaning to their own lives.

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