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Coogan, Tim Pat 1935-

Works: 54 works in 477 publications in 3 languages and 13,312 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Biographies  Sources  Military history 
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Most widely held works about Tim Pat Coogan
Most widely held works by Tim Pat Coogan
The IRA : a history by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Irish Republican Army (IRA) (Irish: Óglaigh na hÉireann[1]) was an Irish republican revolutionary military organisation. It was descended from the Irish Volunteers, an organisation established on 25 November 1913 that staged the Easter Rising in April 1916. In 1919, the Irish Republic that had been proclaimed during the Easter Rising was formally established by an elected assembly (Dáil Éireann), and the Irish Volunteers were recognised by Dáil Éireann as its legitimate army. Thereafter, the IRA waged a guerrilla campaign against British rule in Ireland in the 191921 Irish War of Independence. Following the signing in 1921 of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which ended the War of Independence, a split occurred within the IRA. Members who supported the treaty formed the nucleus of the Irish National Army founded by IRA leader Michael Collins. However, much of the IRA was opposed to the treaty. The anti-treaty IRA fought a civil war with their former comrades in 192223, with the intention of creating a fully independent all-Ireland republic. Having lost the civil war, this group remained in existence, with the intention of overthrowing both the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland and achieving the Irish Republic proclaimed in 1916."--Wikipedia
The troubles : Ireland's ordeal 1966-1996 and the search for peace by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 1,203 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 I.R.A. by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

106 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,186 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 )

18 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in English and held by 934 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 )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 851 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 )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 807 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 )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 678 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 man who made Ireland : the life and death of Michael Collins by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like Prometheus, Collins stole fire. Like Prometheus, he paid for his feat and much of what he set about doing remains undone. But his name burns brightly wherever the Irish meet. Michael Collins was the man who made Ireland possible." So begins Tim Pat Coogan in this highly-acclaimed biography that sat atop the best-seller lists of England and Ireland, and is now published in the U.S. for the first time. Michael Collins, affectionately known as "The Big Fellow" was
Eamon de Valera : the man who was Ireland by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the nearly fifty years that he dominated Irish politics and life - from the country's independence in 1921 to the late 1960s - Eamon de Valera was Ireland. Though he headed a democratic government and espoused liberal economic views, his rule was most reminiscent of Franco's or Mussolini's for the cult of personality he nurtured, for the almost eugenic way he invoked his nation's ethnic heritage (though he himself was half-Spanish), for his overt collusion with the Catholic Church, and for his autocratic control of his country's cultural life. From his childhood (when he immigrated to Ireland - he was born in Manhattan), he was extraordinarily adept at mythologizing himself, and that ability combined with the length and strength of his reign garnered him the admiration of millions of people - Irish and American. In fact, Americans, specifically those of Irish descent, have always been among de Valera's staunchest proponents
The Irish civil war by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 567 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
Michael Collins : a biography by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Irish nationalist Michael Collins signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921, he observed to Lord Birkenhead that he may have signed his own death warrant. In August 1922 that prophecy came true when Collins was ambushed, shot and killed by a compatriot, but his vision and legacy lived on. Tim Pat Coogan's biography presents the life of a man whose idealistic vigor and determination were matched by his political realism and organizational abilities. This is the classic biography of the man who created modern Ireland
The IRA by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 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
Michael Collins : the man who made Ireland by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early leader of the Irish Republican Army, Collins negotiated and signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty that eventually led to the creation of the Republic of Ireland
The troubles : Ireland's ordeal, 1966-1995, and the search for peace by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Pat Coogan is one of the few journalists and writers who actually influences political events as well as writing about them. His study of The IRA and his biographies of Michael Collins and De Valera are all highly controversial and definitive. This is his most important book to date; a study of the Troubles in Ireland from 1966 to the present day and beyond. He is in a unique position to write it as the most authoritative observer of the nationalist cause, with strong political contacts on both sides of the border. The history of what Tim Pat Coogan persuasively argues is the unfinished business in the North is in fact a much broader and deeper conflict, involving politics in Britain, Ireland and America, intractable constitutional issues, and two cultures dating back to the sixteenth century and beyond. It is the story of two conflicts, one secret, the other overt. The violence is but one aspect, although a key one. Using never before published information, Tim Pat Coogan leads us through a complex and often devious story and assesses realistically and with inside knowledge the new possibilities for lasting peace in Ireland. -- Inside jacket flap
1916 : the Easter rising by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 352 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."--Jacket
De Valera : long fellow, long shadow by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om den irske politiker Éamon De Valera (1882-1975)
1916 : One Hundred Years of Irish Independence : From the Easter Rising to the Present by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1916 Easter Rising and its aftermath changed Ireland for ever. The British government's execution of 14 republican rebels transformed a group hitherto perceived as cranks and troublemakers into national heroes. Those who avoided the British firing squads of May 1916 went on to plan a new - and ultimately successful - struggle for Ireland's independence, shaping their country's destiny for the century to come. But what sort of country did they create? And to what extent does post-1916 Ireland measure up to the hopes and aspirations of 'MacDonagh and MacBride / And Connolly and Pearse'? Best-selling historian Tim Pat Coogan offers a strongly personal perspective on the Irish century that followed the Rising - charting a flawed history that is marked as much by complacency, corruption and institutional and clerical abuse, as it is by the sacrifices and nation-building achievements of the Republic's founding fathers"--
The path to freedom by Michael Collins( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 263 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
Disillusioned decades : Ireland 1966-87 by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Seán Lemass to mass unemployment: Ireland changed between 1966 and 1987 and, controversial historian Tim Pat Coogan argues in Disillusioned Decades, not for the better. In Disillusioned Decades, Coogan paints a grim and no-punches-pulled picture of Ireland's trajectory from 1966 to 1987
On the blanket : the inside story of the IRA prisoners' "dirty" protest by Tim Pat Coogan( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 184 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
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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


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