Author(s): Tony Geraghty
From the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 to the Downing Street Declaration of 1993, Britain and Ireland have been in mortal conflict over the sovereignty of the Emerald Isle. In this text, Tony Geraghty writes a full account of the tragic three-hundred-year war, tracing the path to today's weary peace. It is a history of England's ruthless aggression against her small Catholic neighbour and that tiny island's utter determination to oust the bullying intruder.
Praise for Tony Geraghty's Brixmis: 'Geraghty is one of the few military writers who could have delivered this excellent book ... filled with anecdotes, quotes from secret documents and official briefings that bring it alive and make it an exceptionally readable official history of one of the unsung heroes of the Cold War' - James Adams, Sunday Times 'Packed with dramatic accounts of spy-like things ... fascinating revelations celebrate old-fashioned British pluck, amateurism, eccentricity and modesty. Its pages are rife with madcap and brilliant ideas for outwitting the 'opposition'' - Thomas Blaikie, Spectator 'Knocks spots off most fictional attempts to tackle the same subjects' - Economist