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Coogan, Tim Pat 1935-

Works: 43 works in 409 publications in 3 languages and 12,881 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Sources  Military history  Documentary films  Biographical films  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction, frw
Classifications: DA963, B
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Most widely held works about Tim Pat Coogan
Most widely held works by Tim Pat Coogan
The man who made Ireland : the life and death of Michael Collins by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Know and learn from the story of Michael Collins
The troubles : Ireland's ordeal 1966-1996 and the search for peace by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In light of the recent movement toward all-party talks - notwithstanding the IRA's resumption of terrorist bombing attacks in England - Tim Pat Coogan offers a balanced and reflective assessment of the complex conflicts in contemporary Northern Ireland. An authoritative observer of the nationalist cause with strong political contacts on both sides of the border, Coogan sets the historical context for the resurgence of centuries-old tensions that led to the civil protest and pogroms of the late 1960s. He examines the introduction of British forces to the streets of Derry and Belfast and the reaction to their presence - at first welcomed as protection from Loyalist attack, they were soon resented by nationalists and many became victims of the Republican forces' outrage. Coogan insightfully probes the spread of IRA violence across the Irish Sea to key locations in Britain and the responses of the British government, its troops, and various Unionist organizations
The IRA : a history by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the historical background of the Irish struggles and the growth of the IRA and its place in modern history
The I.R.A. by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

100 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the origins, growth and activities of the Irish Republican Army, a group of fiery nationalists organized after the Easter Rebellion of 1916
Ireland since the rising by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland has passed through her period of revolution and the turbulent aftermath, and her long hard climb to economic prosperity is nearing success. She has reached a watershed in her development wherein the emphasis is no longer on political or constitutional transformation but on economic and social change. Her wounds have healed, or nearly so. She is now able to see herself for what she is: a small nation with much to be proud of, particularly in the field of international affairs; a nation not afraid to face up to its problems. - Introduction
Wherever green is worn : the story of the Irish diaspora by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the classic song Galway Bay, Bing Crosby summed up the passionate, bittersweet and sometimes conflict-filled relationship between the Irish spread across the globe and their homeland. Today, the population of Ireland is five million, but seventy million people worldwide can call themselves Irish. Though Tim Pat Coogan never strayed far from his birthplace in County Dublin, he was drawn to the outposts of Ireland that existed beyond his country's shores. "As I grew older and travelled," he wrote, "my imagination was seized by the extent of the Irish population in the world outside Ireland and the variety of conditions in which it lived.""--Jacket
Ireland in the twentieth century by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the political, economic, and cultural history of Ireland as it is transformed from a poor, rural society to a stable country with a strong technological base
The famine plot : England's role in Ireland's greatest tragedy by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During a Biblical seven years in the middle of the nineteenth century, Ireland experienced the worst disaster a nation could suffer. Fully a quarter of its citizens either perished from starvation or emigrated, with so many dying en route that it was said, "you can walk dry shod to America on their bodies." In this grand, sweeping narrative, Ireland's best-known historian, Tim Pat Coogan, gives a fresh and comprehensive account of one of the darkest chapters in world history, arguing that Britain was in large part responsible for the extent of the national tragedy, and in fact engineered the food shortage in one of the earliest cases of ethnic cleansing. So strong was anti-Irish sentiment in the mainland that the English parliament referred to the famine as 'God's lesson.' Drawing on recently uncovered sources, and with the sharp eye of a seasoned historian, Coogan delivers fresh insights into the famine's causes, recounts its unspeakable events, and delves into the legacy of the "famine mentality" that followed immigrants across the Atlantic to the shores of the United States and had lasting effects on the population left behind. This is a broad, magisterial history of a tragedy that shook the nineteenth century and still impacts the worldwide Irish diaspora of nearly 80 million people today."--Publisher description
The Irish civil war by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an illustrated chronicle of the war that shaped contemporary Ireland, from the division of the Irish Parliament in 1921 to the aftermath of the fighting in 1924
Eamon de Valera : the man who was Ireland by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the days of Ireland's fight for freedom from British rule, when he was an outlaw in his own land, he made a triumphal tour of the United States, and throughout his long rule he would frequently tap a vast reservoir of American support. Yet after a half century in power (the longest reign of any twentieth-century leader), de Valera was probably as much reviled as he was revered. Many see him as the architect of Ireland's perennially perilous economy (the worst in Western Europe). He also helped create a church-state monolith that still overshadows the nation today. De Valera's personality and policies bequeathed to the Irish people their current struggles over women's rights, relations with Northern Ireland, and the high tide of emigration that continues to drain the country of many of its best and brightest citizens
The IRA by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history of the Irish Republican Army. Examines the IRA's origins, its foreign links, bombing campaigns, hunger strikes and sectarian violence, and its role in attempts to bring peace to Northern Ireland
1916 : the Easter rising by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Easter Rising began at 12 noon, 24 April, 1916 and lasted for six short but bloody days, resulting in the deaths of innocent civilians, the destruction of many parts of Dublin, and the true beginning of Irish independence." "The 1916 Rising was born out of the Conservative and Unionist parties' illegal defiance of the democratically expressed wish of the Irish electorate for Home Rule; and of confusion, mishap and disorganization, compounded by a split within the Volunteer leadership. The rebels seized a number of strong points in Dublin and held them until blasted from their positions by an overwhelming superiority in numbers and the use of heavy artillery. The destruction caused by the fighting did not win the rebels wide support in the early aftermath of the Rising, but the subsequent executions of the rebellion's leaders, along with the arrests, court-martialling and detention of 3500 people, three times the number of participants in the Rising, swung the pendulum of support towards the Volunteers. The result was an overwhelming desire for full independence that won the heartfelt public support of the vast majority of the people." "In 1916: The Easter Rising, Tim Pat Coogan has written an account of the Rising by introducing the major players, themes and outcomes of a drama that would profoundly affect twentieth-century Irish history. The day-to-day events of the Rising detailed in this remarkable story are enhanced by well-chosen historic photographs, maps and documents of Dublin during those bloody six days. The result is not only an important history of a turning point in Ireland's struggle for freedom, but also a testament to the men and women of courage and conviction who were prepared to give their lives for what they believed was right."--BOOK JACKET
On the blanket : the H Block story by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The H Block protest is one of the strangest and most controversial issues in the tragic history of Northern Ireland. Republican prisoners, convicted of grave crimes through special courts and ruthless interrogation procedures, campaigned for political status by refusing to wear prison clothes and daubing their cell with excrement. Were they properly convicted criminals, or martyrs to political injustice? In a masterpiece of investigative journalism, Coogan provides us with the only first-hand account of the H Block protest. His investigation led deep into the social, cultural, and economic maze of Northern Ireland's history. Ultimately, the H Block question exposed the dilemma of British rule in Ireland, the tensions of a divided community and the roots of Republican violence. Coogan gives an unmatched analysis of the history, politics and media debate surrounding the issue, and the story is made all the more poignant when one considers the horrifying sequel to the H Block protest - the tragic deaths of Bobby Sands and the nine other hunger-strikers in 1981. An unforgettable account of a troubled place and its sorrowful history. -- Publisher description
De Valera : long fellow, long shadow by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and French and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om den irske politiker Éamon De Valera (1882-1975)
The path to freedom by Michael Collins( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to coincide with the upcoming film biography starring Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts, and Stephen Rea, The Path to Freedom contains the only published work of the Irish hero who was, for a time, the most wanted man in the British Empire: "the man they couldn't catch." In 1921, the thirty-year-old Collins negotiated with the British and signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty, eventually leading to the creation of the Republic of Ireland
Irish writers by Kultur International Films( Visual )

in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary gives brief biographies of some of Ireland's most celebrated writers, while visually touring locations that influenced and inspired them
The Irish : a personal view by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disillusioned decades : Ireland 1966-87 by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland and the arts by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Pat Coogan has not only reported the news; he has been the news. His memoir is long-awaited and reveals both the public and private lives of one of Ireland's most influential journalists
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The troubles : Ireland's ordeal 1966-1996 and the search for peace
Alternative Names
Coogan, Tim P. 1935-

Coogan, Tim Pat

Coogan, Timothy Patric.

Coogan, Timothy Patrick

Coogan, Timothy Patrick 1935-

Tim Pat Coogan Historical writer, broadcaster and columnist

Tim Pat Coogan Irländsk författare

Tim Pat Coogan televisiepresentator uit Ierland


English (361)

French (9)

Italian (2)

The troubles : Ireland's ordeal 1966-1996 and the search for peaceThe IRA : a historyThe I.R.A.Wherever green is worn : the story of the Irish diasporaIreland in the twentieth centuryThe Irish civil warEamon de Valera : the man who was IrelandThe IRA