Rebel Hearts: Journeys Within The Ira's Soul

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This is a detailed and revealing portrait of the world of the IRA. For ten years Kevin Toolis investigated the lives of the men and women who fought the IRA's war against the British state. Each chapter of the book explores a world where history, faith and human savagery dominates lives and deaths. In "Brothers" a whole family is sucked into Ulster's troubles, killing their enemies and then being killed themselves. "Informers" shows the underside of the intelligence war between the British security forces and the IRA, and the bullet-in-the-head consequences for those IRA volunteers who "turn" and betray their one-time comrades. "Martyrs" shows the transformation of an IRA volunteer, whose attempt to ambush and murder goes wrong, and turns him into a martyr for the cause. This book is a history, a map and a guide to the psychological underworld of the world's most enduring terrorist cause. It explains and uncovers the roots of the conflict in Northern Ireland through a series of connected individual portraits of IRA men, from the leaders to the lowest level of volunteer, killed on his first operation.

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"A powerful book, passionate and compelling, beautifully composed and written." --"The Christian Science Monitor"
"An intimate and knowledgeable portrait of the IRA." --"The New York Times"
"Combining a reporter's eye for anecdotes with a sophisticated appreciation of the politics and personalities at play in Europe's longest-running conflict, Toolis has created a narrative that is both entertaining and illuminating." --"The Boston Globe"
"A profoundly personal and chilling close-up of the IRA and its effects on those it wounds and is wounded by. A riveting read." --"Booklist"
"Small societies with big troubles often spawn remarkable books, and this one on the IRA by Toolis, a British journalist of Irish descent, is one of the best." --"Kirkus Reviews"

A powerful book, passionate and compelling, beautifully composed and written. "The Christian Science Monitor"

An intimate and knowledgeable portrait of the IRA. "The New York Times"

Combining a reporter's eye for anecdotes with a sophisticated appreciation of the politics and personalities at play in Europe's longest-running conflict, Toolis has created a narrative that is both entertaining and illuminating. "The Boston Globe"

A profoundly personal and chilling close-up of the IRA and its effects on those it wounds and is wounded by. A riveting read. "Booklist"

Small societies with big troubles often spawn remarkable books, and this one on the IRA by Toolis, a British journalist of Irish descent, is one of the best. "Kirkus Reviews""

A powerful book, passionate and compelling, beautifully composed and written. The Christian Science Monitor

An intimate and knowledgeable portrait of the IRA. The New York Times

Combining a reporter's eye for anecdotes with a sophisticated appreciation of the politics and personalities at play in Europe's longest-running conflict, Toolis has created a narrative that is both entertaining and illuminating. The Boston Globe

A profoundly personal and chilling close-up of the IRA and its effects on those it wounds and is wounded by. A riveting read. Booklist

Small societies with big troubles often spawn remarkable books, and this one on the IRA by Toolis, a British journalist of Irish descent, is one of the best. Kirkus Reviews

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"A powerful book, passionate and compelling, beautifully composed and written." --The Christian Science Monitor

"An intimate and knowledgeable portrait of the IRA." --The New York Times

"Combining a reporter's eye for anecdotes with a sophisticated appreciation of the politics and personalities at play in Europe's longest-running conflict, Toolis has created a narrative that is both entertaining and illuminating." --The Boston Globe

"A profoundly personal and chilling close-up of the IRA and its effects on those it wounds and is wounded by. A riveting read." --Booklist

"Small societies with big troubles often spawn remarkable books, and this one on the IRA by Toolis, a British journalist of Irish descent, is one of the best." --Kirkus Reviews

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Rebel Hearts is a detailed and revealing account of the psychological underworld of Irish Republicanism. 'Stunning. It brings the dehumanizing horror of the Troubles into a painful, dazzling light.' Simon Hoggart, Sunday Tribune

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