Crimes of Loyalty: A History of the UDA

4.27 avg rating
( 11 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780748624270: Crimes of Loyalty: A History of the UDA
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Sectarian murder, torture, bloody power struggles and racketeering are what for many define their image of the Ulster Defence Association. Yet as Northern Ireland's Troubles worsened in 1971 and 1972, it emerged with a mass membership to defend Loyalist areas against the IRA and to uphold the Union with Britain. By 1974 it was able to defy the will of an elected government and it went on to formulate political strategies for working-class Loyalism. Ian S. Wood uses his specialist knowledge as well as extensive interviews to recount these events and the ruthless war waged by the UDA on the nationalist community. He explores issues such as the UDA's descent into criminality and its relationship with the 'secret war' conducted by Britain's undercover services and he assesses what impact the organisation had on the outcome of Europe's worst political and ethnic conflict between 1945 and the break-up of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia after 1990.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The most substantial study yet made of the attitudes of those whose (in their own favoured phrase) 'only crime was loyalty'... this book provides a mass of original material on which other analysts will gratefully draw. --Charles Townshend, Keele University American Historical Review

Ian Wood's book Crimes of Loyalty: A History of the UDA, fully captures, from a Protestant perspective, the final deterioration of Irish politics and its slide towards full-blown ethnic hatred from 1969 onwards. --Neil Mackay, Scottish Review of Books

The book makes an outstanding contribution to one of the greatest challenges currently faced by the United Kingdom: the bringing of peace to Northern Ireland!Wood is a historian who looks profoundly into motivation of all kinds, avoiding the mindless cliche of so much outside comment, knowing the force of moral judgment lies in the scarcity with which it is used. --Owen Dudley Edwards, Honorary Fellow, Edinburgh University

About the Author:

Ian S. Wood is the author of two studies of Winston Churchill and a biography of the Scottish Socialist John Wheatley. He has written Ireland During the Second World War and God, Guns and Ulster, a history of paramilitary Loyalism, and also edited Scotland and Ulster. He was for many years the editor of of the Scottish Labour History Journal and has covered the conflict in Northern Ireland for several newspapers including The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday. He was a lecturer in History at Napier University, Edinburgh and still teaches part-time for the Open University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780748624263: Crimes of Loyalty: A History of the UDA

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0748624260 ISBN 13:  9780748624263
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press, 2006
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wood, Ian S.
Published by Edinburgh University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0748624279 ISBN 13: 9780748624270
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Edinburgh University Press, 2006. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FV-9780748624270

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
19.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Ian S. Wood
Published by EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0748624279 ISBN 13: 9780748624270
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Sectarian murder, torture, bloody power struggles and racketeering are what for many define their image of the Ulster Defence Association. Yet as Northern Ireland's Troubles worsened in 1971 and 1972, it emerged with a mass membership to defend Loyalist areas against the IRA and to uphold the Union with Britain. By 1974 it was able to defy the will of an elected government and it went on to formulate political strategies for working-class Loyalism. Ian S. Wood uses his specialist knowledge as well as extensive interviews to recount these events and the ruthless war waged by the UDA on the nationalist community. He explores issues such as the UDA's descent into criminality and its relationship with the 'secret war' conducted by Britain's undercover services and he assesses what impact the organisation had on the outcome of Europe's worst political and ethnic conflict between 1945 and the break-up of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia after 1990. Seller Inventory # AA79780748624270

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
20.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Ian S. Wood
Published by EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0748624279 ISBN 13: 9780748624270
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Sectarian murder, torture, bloody power struggles and racketeering are what for many define their image of the Ulster Defence Association. Yet as Northern Ireland's Troubles worsened in 1971 and 1972, it emerged with a mass membership to defend Loyalist areas against the IRA and to uphold the Union with Britain. By 1974 it was able to defy the will of an elected government and it went on to formulate political strategies for working-class Loyalism. Ian S. Wood uses his specialist knowledge as well as extensive interviews to recount these events and the ruthless war waged by the UDA on the nationalist community. He explores issues such as the UDA's descent into criminality and its relationship with the 'secret war' conducted by Britain's undercover services and he assesses what impact the organisation had on the outcome of Europe's worst political and ethnic conflict between 1945 and the break-up of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia after 1990. Seller Inventory # AA79780748624270

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
20.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Wood, Ian S.
Published by Edinburgh University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0748624279 ISBN 13: 9780748624270
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Edinburgh University Press, 2006. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FV-9780748624270

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
18.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Ian S. Wood
Published by Edinburgh University Press
ISBN 10: 0748624279 ISBN 13: 9780748624270
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Edinburgh University Press. Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780748624270

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Wood, Ian S.
Published by Edinburgh Univ Pr (2006)
ISBN 10: 0748624279 ISBN 13: 9780748624270
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Edinburgh Univ Pr, 2006. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. new title edition. 320 pages. 9.25x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0748624279

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
18.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Ian Wood
Published by Edinburgh University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0748624279 ISBN 13: 9780748624270
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Edinburgh University Press, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0748624279

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
53.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Ian S. Wood
ISBN 10: 0748624279 ISBN 13: 9780748624270
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0748624279

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
89.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.71
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds