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IS E10 The Northern Ireland Troubles : 1968 - Present - Reading List

Core Texts:

  • Kennedy-Pipe, Caroline, The Origins of the Recent Troubles in Northern Ireland, Longmans, London, 1997
    Library Location 323(410.7) KEN
  • McGarry, John (Ed.), The Northern Ireland Conflict and the Good Friday Agreement in Comparative Perspective, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001
    Library Location 323(416) NOR
  • Mulholland, Marc, Northern Ireland:  A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003
    Library Location 355.426(410) MUL

 

Additional Texts:

  • Bell, J. Bowyer, The Irish Troubles:  A Generation of Violence, 1967-1992, Gill and Macmillan, Dublin, 1993
  • Boyle, Kevin and Tom Hadden, Northern Ireland:  The Choice, Penguin Books, London, 1994
  • Bruce, Steve, The Red Hand:  Protestant Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1992
  • Coogan, Tim Pat, The Troubles:  Ireland’s Ordeal 1966-1996 and the Search for Peace, Hutchinson, London, 1995
    Library Location 941.5 COO
  • Darby, John, Scorpions in a Bottle:  Conflicting Cultures in Northern Ireland, Minority Rights Publications, London, 1997
    Library Location 64:941.6 DAR
  • Dunn, Seamus (Ed.), Facets of the Conflict in Northern Ireland, Macmillan Press, London, 1995
    Library Location 355.426(416) FAC
  • English, Richard, Armed Struggle:  A History of the IRA, Macmillan, London, 2003
    Library Location 355.426(416) ENG
  • Farrell, M., Northern Ireland:  The Orange State, Pluto Press Ltd., London, 1980
  • Holland, Jack, Hope against History:  The Ulster Conflict, Coronet Lir Book, London, 1999
    Library Location on order
  • McCann, Eamonn, War and an Irish Town (3rd ed.), Pluto Press Ltd., London, 1993
    Library Location 941.6 MCC
  • McKay, Susan, Northern Protestants:  An Unsettled People, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 2000
    Library Location 274:323(416) MCK
  • McKittrick, David, Making Sense of the Troubles, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 2000
    Library Location 355.426(416) MCK
  • Ní Aoláin, Fionnuala, The Politics of Force:  Conflict Management and State Violence in Northern Ireland, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 2000
  • O’Connor, Fionnuala, In Search of a State:  Catholics in Northern Ireland, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1993
  • O’Leary, Brendan and John McGarry, The Politics of Antagonism:  Understanding Northern Ireland (2nd Ed.), Athlone Press, London, 1996Library Location on order (2006 ed.)
  • O’Malley, Padriag, Northern Ireland:  Questions of Nuance, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1990
  • O’Malley, Padriag, The Uncivil Wars:  Ireland Today, Beacon Press, Boston, 1997
  • Whyte, John, Interpreting Northern Ireland, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1991
    Library Location 941.6 and 64:941.6 WHY
  • Wright, Frank, Northern Ireland:  A Comparative Analysis (2nd Ed.), Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 1992

 

Reference

  • Bew, P. and G. Gillespie, Northern Ireland:  A Chronology of the Troubles 1968-1999, Gill and Macmillan, Dublin, 1999
    Library Location on order
  • Curley, Helen (Ed.), Ireland Almanac and Yearbook of Facts 2000, Local Ireland, Dublin, 2000
  • Dunn, Seamus and Helen Dawson, An Alphabetical Listing of Word, Name and Place in Northern Ireland and the Living Language of Conflict, The Edwin Mellen Press, Lampeter, 2000
    Library Location 941.6 DUN
  • Elliott, S. and W.D. Flakes, Northern Ireland:  A Political Directory 1968-1999, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1999

 

History

  • Bardon, J., A History of Ulster, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1992
    Library Location 941.6
  • Barton, Brian, A Pocket History of Ulster, The O'Brien Press, Dublin, 1996
    Library Location on order
  • Beckett, J.C., The Making of Modern Ireland 1603-1923, Faber & Faber, London, 1981
  • Buckland, P., A History of Northern Ireland, Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 1981
    Library Location on order
  • Kee, Robert, Ireland:  A History, Sphere Books Ltd., London, 1982
    Library Location 64:941.5 KEE
  • Stewart, A.T.Q., The Ulster Crisis, Faber, London, 1967
    Library Location 941.5:323.27(415)
  • Stewart, A.T.Q., The Narrow Ground:  The Roots of the Conflict in Ulster, Faber, London, 1989

 

Deaths

  • An Crann, The Tree, Bear in Mind:  Stories of the Troubles, Lagan Press/An Crann, Belfast, 2000
    Library Location 941.6 BEA
  • Fay, M.T., M. Morrissey, M. and M. Smyth, Mapping Troubles-Related Deaths in Northern Ireland 1969-1998 (2nd Ed.), Derry:  INCORE, University of Ulster, 1997
    Extracts
  • Fay, M.T., M. Morrissey, M. and M. Smyth, Northern Ireland's Troubles:  The Human Costs, Pluto Press, London, 1999
    Library Location 64:941.6 FAY
  • McKittrick, David, Seamus Kelters, Brian Feeney and Chris Thornton, Lost Lives:  The Stories of the Men, Women and Children who died as a result of the Northern Ireland Troubles, Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, 1999
    Library Location 355.426(416) LOS
  • Smyth, M. and M.T. Fay, Personal Accounts from Northern Ireland's Troubles:  Public Conflict, Private Loss, Pluto Press, London, 2000
    Library Location 355.426(416) PER
  • Sutton, Malcolm, Bear in Mind these Dead:  An Index of Deaths from the Conflict in Ireland, 1969-1993, Beyond the Pale Publications, Belfast, 1994

 

The Paramilitaries

  • Bell, J.Bowyer, The Secret Army:  The IRA 1916-1979, Poolbeg, Dublin, 1989
    Library Location 355.426(416) BEL
  • Bishop, P. and E. Mallie, The Provisional IRA, Corgi Books, London, 1987
    Library Location 344.426(416)
  • Bolton, D. The UVF 1966-73:  An Anatomy of Loyalist Rebellion, Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 1973
  • Collins, Eamonn, Killing Rage, Jonathan Cape, London, 1996
    Library Location 355.426(416) COL
  • Coogan, Tim Pat, The IRA, Harper Collins, London, 1987
    Library Location 355.426(416) [3rd ed]
  • Cusack, Jim and Henry McDonald, The UVF, Poolbeg, Dublin, 1997
  • Dillon, Martin, The Shankill Butchers:  A Case Study for Mass Murder, Hutchinson, London, 1989
    Library Location 355.426(416) DIL
  • Dillon, Martin, 25 Years of Terror:  The IRA's War Against the British, Bantam, Transworld Publishers Ltd., London, 1996
    Library Location 355.426(410) DIL
  • English, Richard, Armed Struggle:  A History of the IRA, Macmillan, London, 2003
    Library Location 355.426(416) ENG
  • Harnden, Toby, ‘Bandit Country’:  The IRA and South Armagh, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1999
    Library Location 355.426(416) HAR
  • Holland, Jack and Henry McDonald, INLA:  Deadly Divisions, Torc, Dublin, 1994
  • Moloney (Ed.), A Secret History of the IRA, Penguin Books, London, 2002
    Library Location 355.426(416) MOL
  • O'Brien, Brendan, The Long War:  The IRA and Sinn Fein (2nd Ed.), Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, 1999
    Library Location 323(416) OBR
  • O'Brien, Brendan, Pocket History of the IRA:  From 1916 Onwards, O'Brien, Dublin, 2000
    Library Location 355.426(416) OBR
  • O'Callaghan, S., The Informer, Corgi Books, London, 1999
    Library Location 355.426(416) OCA
  • Taylor, Peter, Provos:  The IRA and Sinn Fein, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London, 1997
    Library Location on order
  • Taylor, Peter, Loyalists, Bloomsbury, London, 1999
    Library Location 355.426(416) TAY
  • Toolis, Kevin, Rebel Hearts:  Journeys within the IRA's Soul, Picador, London, 1995
    Library Location 355.426(416) TOO

 

The Security Forces

  • Dewar, Colonel Michael, The British Army in Northern Ireland, Arms & Armour, London, 1997
  • Greer, S., Supergrasses:  A Study in Anti-Terrorist Law Enforcement in Northern Ireland, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1995
    Library Location on order
  • Holland, Jack, Phoenix:  Policing the Shadows, The Secret War against Terrorism in Northern Ireland, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1997
    Library Location 355.426(416):92 HOL
  • Murray, Raymond, The SAS in Ireland 1969-1989, Mercier Press, Cork, 1990
    Library Location 355.426(416) MUR [2004 ed.]
  • Murray, Raymond, State Violence:  Northern Ireland 1969-1997, Mercier Press, Dublin, 1998
    Library Location 355.426(416):342.7 MUR
  • Taylor, Peter, Brits:  The War against the IRA, Bloomsbury, London, 2001
    Library Location 355.426(416) TAY
  • Rolston, Bill, Unfinished Business:  State Killings and the Quest for Truth, Beyond the Pale Publications, Belfast, 2000
    Library Location 355.426(416) ROL
  • Ryder, Chris, The RUC 1922-1997:  A Force under Fire, Mandarin, London, 1997
    Library Location 355.426(416) RYD
  • Stalker, John, Stalker, Harrap Ltd., London, 1988
    Library Location 92 STA

 

Events

  • Anderson, Don, Fourteen May Days:  The Inside Story of the Loyalist Strike of 1974, Gill & Macmillan Ltd., Dublin, 1994
    Library Location on order
  • Arthur, Paul, The People's Democracy 1968-1972, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1974
  • Bell, J.Bowyer, In Dubious Battle - The Dublin and Monaghan Bombings 1972-1974, Poolbeg Press, Dublin, 1996
    Library Location on order
  • Beresford, David, Ten Men Dead:  The Story of the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike, HarperCollins, London, 1994
    Library Location 355.426(416) BER
  • Campbell, Brian, Laurence McKeown and Felim O'Hagan (Eds.), Nor Meekly Serve My Time:  The H-Block Struggle of 1976-1981, Beyond the Pale Publications, Belfast, 1994
    Library Location 355.426(416) NOR [25th anniversary ed., 2006]
  • McCann, Eamonn and Maureen Shiels (Eds.), Bloody Sunday in Derry:  What Really Happened, Brandon Books, Dingle, 1992
  • McDaniel, Denzil, Enniskillen:  The Remembrance Day Bombing, Wolfhound, Dublin, 1997
    Library Location 643(941.6) MCD
  • Mullan, Don, Eyewitness Bloody Sunday:  The Truth, Wolfhound, Dublin, 1997
    Library Location 355.426(416) MUL [2nd ed, 2000]
  • Mullin, Chris, Error of Judgement:  The Truth about the Birmingham Pub Bombings, Poolbeg Press, Dublin, 1980
  • Pringle, Peter and Philip Jacobson, Those are Real Bullets, aren't they?  Bloody Sunday, Derry, 30 January 1972, Fourth Estate, London, 2000
    Library Location 355.426(416) PRI
  • Purdie, B., Politics in the Streets:  The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1990

 

Issues

  • Bryan, Dominic, Orange Parades:  The Politics of Ritual, Tradition and Control, Press, London, 2000
    Library Location 323(416) BRY
  • Cairns, E., Caught in Crossfire:  Children and the Northern Ireland Conflict, Appletree Press, Belfast, 1987
    Library Location 355.426(416)-053.2 CAI
  • Ellison, Graham and Jim Smyth, The Crowned Harp:  Policing Northern Ireland, Pluto Press, London, 2000
    Library Location 355.426(416) ELL
  • Jarman, N., Material Conflicts:  Parades and visual displays in Northern Ireland, Berg, Oxford, 1997
    Library Location 323(416) JAR
  • McGarry, John and Brendan O'Leary, Policing Northern Ireland:  Proposals for a New Start, Blackstaff. Belfast, 1999
  • Miller, D., Don't Mention the War:  Northern Ireland, Propaganda and the Media, Pluto Press, London, 1994
    Library Location 07:355.426(416) MIL
  • Sales, Rosemary, Women Divided: Gender, Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland, Routledge, London, 1997

 

Peace Process

  • Cox, Michael, Adrian Guelke and Fiona Stephen (Eds.), A Farewell to Arms?: From 'Long War' to Long Peace in Northern Ireland, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2000
    Library Location 323(416) FAR
  • Bew, P. and G. Gillespie, G. The Northern Ireland Peace Process 1993-1996:  A Chronology, Serif, London, 1996
  • Darby, John and Roger MacGinty (Eds.), The Management of Peace Processes, Macmillan Press Ltd., London, 2000
    Library Location 327.56 MAN
  • Mallie, Eamonn and David McKittrick, The Fight for Peace:  The Secret Story behind the Irish Peace Process, Heinemann, London, 1996
  • McKittrick, David, Endgame: The Search for Peace in Northern Ireland, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1994
  • Mitchell, Senator George, Making Peace, William Heinemann, London, 1999
    Library Location 323(416) MIT
  • Rowan, Brian, Behind the Lines:  The Story of the IRA and Loyalist Ceasefires, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1995

 

Politics

  • Aughey, Arthur and Duncan Morrow (Eds.), Northern Ireland Politics, Longman, Harlow, 1996
    Library Location on order
  • Bruce, Steve, The Edge of the Union:  The Ulster Loyalist Political Vision, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994
    Library Location on order
  • Cochrane, F., Unionist Politics and the Politics of Unionism since the Anglo-Irish Agreement, Cork University Press, Cork, 1997
    Library Location 323(416) COC [2001 revised ed.]
  • Connolly, Michael, Politics and Policy Making in Northern Ireland, Philip Allan, London, 1990
    Library Location 323(416)
  • Lynn, Brendan, Holding the Ground:  The Nationalist Party in Northern Ireland, 1945-1972, Ashgate, Aldershot, 1997
    Library Location 323(416) LYN
  • Porter, Norman, Rethinking Unionism:  An Alternative Vision for Northern Ireland, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1996
    Library Location 323(416) POR [1998 updated ed.]

 

Religion

  • Brewer, John D. and Gareth I. Higgins, Anti-Catholicism in Northern Ireland, 1600-1998:  The Mote and the Beam, Macmillan, Basingstoke, 1998
    Library Location on order
  • Bruce, Steve, God Save Ulster:  The Religion and Politics of Paisleyism, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1986


People

  • Cooke, Dennis, Persecuting Zeal:  A Portrait of Ian Paisley, Brandon Press, Dingle, 1996
    Library Location on order
  • Devlin, B., The Price of My Soul, Pan Books Ltd., London, 1969
  • Hume, John, Personal Views, Politics, Peace and Reconciliation in Ireland, Town House, Dublin, 1996
    Library Location on order
  • Routledge, Paul, John Hume:  The Biography, Harper Collins, London, 1997
  • Sands, Bobby, Bobby Sands:  Writings from Prison, Roberts Rinehart Publishers, Boulder, Colorado, 1997
  • Sharrock, David and Mark Devenport, Man of War, Man of Peace?:  The Unauthorised Biography of Gerry Adams, Macmillan, London, 1997
    Library Location on order

 

Other Books

  • Adams, Gerry, Selected Writings, Brandon Books, Dingle, 1994
    Library Location on order
  • Adams, Gerry, Free Ireland: Towards a Lasting Peace (previous edition published as Politics of Irish Freedom), Brandon Books, Dingle, 1995
    Library Location on order
  • Arthur, Paul and Keith Jeffery, Northern Ireland since 1968 (2nd Ed.), Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1996
    Library Location 323(410.7) [1st ed]
  • Bell, J.Bowyer, IRA:  Tactics & Targets, Poolbeg, Dublin, 1990
  • Bew, P., H. Patterson and Paul Teague, Northern Ireland:  Between War and Peace:  The Political Future of Northern Ireland (2nd Ed.), Scarecrow, London, 2000
    Library location 323(416) BEW [1st 1997 ed.]
  • Bew, Paul, Paul Gibbon and Henry Patterson, Northern Ireland 1921-1996:  Political Forces & Social Classes, Serif, London, 1996
  • Bloomfield, D., Political Dialogue in Northern Ireland:  The Brooke Initiative
    1989-92
    , Macmillan Press, London, 1998
    Library Location 941.6 BLO
  • Bloomfield, David, Peacemaking Strategies in Northern Ireland:  Building Complementarity in Conflict Management Theory, Macmillan, Basingstoke, 1997
    Library Location 355.426(416):327.36
  • Boyd, A., Holy War in Belfast, Anvil Books, Dublin, 1969
    Library Location 941.5:323.2(415) BOY [2nd ed]
  • Bryson, L. and C. McCartney, Clashing Symbols:  A Report on the Use of Flags, Anthems and other National Symbols in Northern Ireland, The Institute of Irish Studies, Belfast, 1994
  • Darby, John, Conflict in Northern Ireland:  The Development of' a Polarised Community, Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 1976
  • Darby, John, Intimidation and the Control of Conflict in Northern Ireland, Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 1986
  • De Paor, Liam, Unfinished Business:  Ireland Today and Tomorrow, Hutchinson Radius, London, 1990
    Library Location on order
  • Deutsch, R. and V. Magowan, Northern Ireland 1968-1973:  A Chronology of Events, Vol. 1:  1968-1971, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1973
    Library Location 941.6 Armstrong Collection (Storage)
  • Deutsch, R. and V. Magowan, Northern Ireland 1968-1973:  A Chronology of Events, Vol. 2: 1972-1973, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1974
    Library Location 941.6 Armstrong Collection (Storage)
  • Deutsch, R. and V. Magowan, Northern Ireland 1968-1973:  A Chronology of Events, Vol. 3: 1974, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1975
    Library Location 941.6 Armstrong Collection (Storage)
  • Dickson, Brice, Civil Liberties in Northern Ireland:  The CAJ Handbook (3rd Ed.), Committee on the Administration of Justice, Belfast, 1997
    Library Location on order
  • Dillon, Martin, The Dirty War, Arrow Books Ltd., London, 1991
    Library Location 323.28(416)
  • Dillon, Martin, Stone Cold, Arrow, London, 1993
    Library Location on order
  • Dillon, Martin, God and the Gun:  The Church and Irish Terrorism, Orion, London, 1998
    Library Location 355.426(416):27 DIL
  • Downey, J., Lenihan:  His Life and Loyalties, New Island Books, Dublin, 1998
    Library Location 92 LEN DOW
  • Hamber, Brandon (Ed.), Past Imperfect:  Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland and Societies in Transition, INCORE/University of Ulster, Derry, 1998 http://www.brandonhamber.com/pastimperfect.htm
  • Hennessey, Thomas, History of Northern Ireland, 1920-1996, Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 1998
    Library Location 941.6 HEN
  • Jarman, N. and D. Bryan, Parade and Protest:  A Discussion of Parading, Disputes in Northern Ireland, Centre for the Study of Conflict, University of Ulster, Coleraine, 1996 http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/csc/reports/parade_protest.pdf
  • Jarman, N. and D. Bryan, From Riots to Rights:  Nationalist Parades in the, North of Ireland, Centre for the Study of Conflict, University of Ulster, Coleraine, 1998 http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/csc/reports/riotstorights.pdf
  • Jones, R. D., J.S. Kane, R. Wallace, D. Sloan and B. Courtney, The Orange Citadel:  A History of Orangeism in Portadown District, Cultural Heritage Committee, Portadown, 1996
  • McElrath, Karen, Unsafe Haven:  The United States, The IRA and Political Prisoners, Pluto Press, London, 2000
    Library Location 327(416:73) MCE
  • Morgan, V., S. Dunn, E. Cairns and G. Fraser, Breaking the Mould:  The Role of Parents and Teachers in the Integrated Schools in Northern Ireland, The Centre for the Study of Conflict University of Ulster, Coleraine, 1992
    http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/csc/reports/mould.htm
  • Nelson, S., Ulster's Uncertain Defenders:  Protestant Political, Paramilitary and Community Groups and the Northern Ireland Conflict, Appletree Press, Belfast, 1984
  • O'Day, A. (Ed.), Terrorism 's Laboratory:  The Case of Northern Ireland, Dartmouth Publishing Co. Ltd., Hampshire, 1995
  • O'Day, A. (Ed.), Terrorism 's Laboratory: The Case of Northern Ireland, Dartmouth Publishing Co. Ltd., Hampshire, 1995
    Library Location 323.28(416) TER
  • O'Dochartaigh, N., From Civil Rights to Armalites:  Derry and the Birth of the Irish Troubles, Cork University Press, Cork, 1997
    Library Location 355.426(416) ODO
  • O'Leary, Brendan, Tyne Lyne, Jim Marshall and Bob Rowthorn, Northern Ireland:  Sharing Authority, Institute for Public Policy Research, London, 1993
  • Outhwaite, W. (Ed.), The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought, Blackwell Reference, 1993
    Library Location 301(038) BLA
  • Parker, Tony, May the Lord in His Mercy Be Kind to Belfast, Cape, London, 1993
  • Patterson, H., The Politics of Illusion:  Republicanism and Socialism in Modern Ireland, Hutchinson Radius, London, 1989
  • Porter, Norman (Ed.), The Republican Ideal:  Current Perspectives, The Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1998
    Library Location 323(416) REP
  • Restorick, Rita, Death of a Soldier:  A Mother's Search for Peace, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 2000
    Library Location on order
  • Rolston, B., Drawing Support 2:  Murals of War and Peace, Beyond the Pale Publications, Belfast, 1995
    Library Location 64:75.052(415) ROL
  • Rolston, B. and D. Miller, War and Words:  The Northern Ireland Media Reader, Beyond the Pale Publications, Belfast, 1996
    Library Location 355.426(416):07 WAR
  • Rowthorn, Bob and Naomi Wayne, Northern Ireland:  The Political Economy of Conflict, Polity Press, Cambridge
  • Ruane, Joseph and Jennifer Todd, The Dynamics of Conflict in Northern Ireland:  Power, Conflict and Emancipation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996
    Library Location 64:941.6 RUA and 941.6
  • Seaton, Craig, Northern Ireland:  The Context for Conflict and for Reconciliation, University Press of America, Inc., Maryland, 1998
    Library Location 355.426(416) SEA
  • Shirlow, Peter and Mark McGovern, Who Are 'The People'?  Unionism, Protestantism and Loyalism in Northern Ireland, Pluto Press, London, 1997
    Library Location 323(416) WHO
  • Stewart, A.T.Q., Edward Carson, Blackstaff, Belfast, 1997
  • Townshend, Charles, Consensus in Ireland:  Approaches and Recessions, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1988
  • Wichert, S., Northern Ireland since 1945, Longman, London, 1991
    Library Location on order
  • Wilson, Andrew J., Irish America and the Ulster Conflict:  1968-1995, Blackstaff, Belfast, 1995
    Library Location 941.6 WIL
  • Wilson, Desmond, Democracy Denied, Mercier Press, Cork, 1997
  • Wright, Frank, Two Lands on One Soil:  Ulster Politics before Home Rule, Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 1996