Brits: The War Against the IRA
Brits: The War Against the IRA
Third part of trilogy documenting modern-day Northern Ireland, by the author of Provos and Loyalists

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The Provos: The IRA and Sinn Fein
The Provos: The IRA and Sinn Fein
407pp , IN ENGLISH, ABOUT THE AUTHOR :: Peter Taylor was born in Scarborough , North Riding of Yorkshire [citation needed] is a British journalist and documentary that had covered a maker for many years the political and armed conflict in Northern Ireland , known as the riots. From his experience, he has written and produced books and television documentaries on the conflict in Ireland Norte.Taylor has written three books about the riots called Provos : The IRA and Sinn Féin , loyal , and the British : the war the IRA , and a fourth book , entitled : Defeat terrorists ? Interrogation in Omagh, Gough, and Castlereagh (Penguin , 1980). The three books mentioned each operation with the Northern Ireland conflict from the perspective of one of the three main elements involved : the Provisional IRA , the various loyalist paramilitaries and their political wings , and the British government , along with the presence of British security forces . These books give an insight and understanding of all key stakeholder groups and events that occurred during this turbulent period in the history of Ireland and Britain. Taylor books feature interviews with people involved in some of the most important events and important events in Northern Ireland during this time. In 2007 , chronicled and presented the BBC four-part series , Age of Terror. In March 2011 , presented the BBC2 series of two parts , the secret war against terrorism. In April 2012 , was a presenter and reporter for the BBC2 series of two modern Spies parties. He is the older brother of John Taylor , the former London and London Weekend Television News Network reporter.

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Loyalists
Loyalists
The timing couldn't be better. For several years now, we've been getting glimpses of life inside the Republican movement--not least in Peter Taylor's, Provos--but the Loyalists in Northern Ireland have remained something of a mystery. All that most of us know is what we see; strange men who dress up in strange orange costumes--like some latter-day Morris dancers--and march provocatively through nationalist areas. A book that gets to the heart of one of the two main players in the 1998 Good Friday agreement can't really lose, especially when it's written by Taylor, who cut his teeth as a BBC reporter in the province in the 1970s and who knows its troubled history as well as anyone. Loyalists makes compelling reading. It catalogues the struggle in Northern Ireland from its beginnings in the early 17th century, through the Battle of the Boyne, the siege of Derry, the arguments over Home Rule, the founding of the Ulster Volunteer Force and the IRA in 1913 and 1916 respectively, to the present day, but Taylor makes no bones about making the period since 1969 his main concern. The book centres around some breathtakingly frank interviews with Loyalist paramilitaries. Unlike members of the IRA who have tended to glamorise their killings--by portraying themselves as heroic freedom fighters--the Loyalists are refreshingly frank about their activities. They talk in graphic detail about how they planned their murders, carried them out and the rice they have paid for them. Taylor's skill is to show you how ordinary people can get sucked into events. If they were living anywhere else these men might have been quiet, respectable citizens; in Northern Ireland they become paramilitaries. The political ends justify the means, and it is only when it is too late--when countless lives, including their own, have been ruined--do they realise just what they have done. The problem is that what appears to be random acts of mindless violence to the rest of us are highly effective political weapons to the terrorists. The Loyalists began their campaign as a response to Republican violence and they firmly believe that it was the escalation of their offensive in recent years that brought Sinn Fein to the negotiating table. Taylor is not quite so uncompromising when it comes to separating the chain of command between the so-called Loyalist politicians, such as Ian Paisley, and the paramilitaries. He acquits Paisley of any terrorist involvement; most historians would hesitate to do so. But this is a minor quibble. Taylor has produced a compelling account of ingrained sectarianism. As convicted former terrorists take their places in the new Northern Ireland Assembly, new fledgling terrorists cut their teeth with car bombs and shootings. Taylor helps you understand the process but he doesn't stop you feeling sick. --John Crace

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Stone Cold
Stone Cold
The fight is never finished …Former gypsy prize-fighter, Henry Torrance, is about to be released from prison where he has been serving time for killing fellow bare-knuckle fighter Bull Jackson. He's determined to get his life on track and settle down with his girlfriend Mary - but certain people from his past aren't ready to let him move on just yet. The criminal Jackson family are insistent that Henry fight their latest protege and Henry's brother and father, from whom he is estranged, accept the challenge on his behalf. Henry is determined not to go back to his old ways but, as the day of the big fight draws closer, the pressure on him is mounting. Will he ever find a way to escape his dark past?Praise for Peter Taylor”Thrilling, absorbing, chilling” – Matt Lynn"A gripping read" - The Evening Gazette"A book that would leave even Poirot on the edge of his seat" - The Crack Magazine "Taylor...knows how to mix sensitivity and suspense in just the right amounts" - The Yorkshire GazettePeter Taylor is a prolific Black Horse Western and crime thriller writer whose previous novels include Trails of Fate, The Long Ride Back, and Stitched.

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Weird War One
Weird War One
Welcome to Weird War One, a catalogue of the weird, the wonderful and the downright eccentric, from deep within IWM's First World War archives. From bizarre propaganda posters to eccentric spies, from pigeon parachutes to the ventriloquist's dummy that saved his master's life, from tickle sticks to fly swats, this is proof that, as ever, the truth is stranger than fiction.

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Talking to Terrorists: Face to Face with the Enemy
Talking to Terrorists: Face to Face with the Enemy
A controversial and important book by BBC reporter and terrorism expert Peter Taylor. Newly updated to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and to include the death of Osama Bin Laden.

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