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Bell, J. Bowyer 1931-

Works: 75 works in 408 publications in 3 languages and 13,527 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Military history 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by J. Bowyer Bell
The Irish troubles : a generation of violence, 1967-1992 by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the conflict that has made the term "Northern Ireland" synonymous with bloodshed and disorder for the past quarter century. Beginning with the first act of civil disobedience in Belfast in 1967 and ranging from Ireland to England and America, this volume presents a definitive history filled with drama, disaster, heroism, and terror. It also discusses why so many attempts at resolving the crisis have failed. -- Publisher description
A time of terror : how democratic societies respond to revolutionary violence by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

16 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren beskriver i bogen demokratiske regeringers og befolkningers reaktioner over for den internationale terror. Der omtales en række tilfælde, hvor terrorister under navn af frihedsbevægelser eller til fremme af fred og broderlig kærlighed har dræbt uskyldige, bortført politikere og forretningsfolk, kapret fly o.s.v. og hvor kriminelle eller sindssyge har foretaget lignende terrorhandlinger. Handlinger som hele verden kan følge i TV, medens de udspiller sig. Bell gennemgår de modaktioner, landenes myndigheder har foretaget sig, og de heldige eller uheldige resultater disse modaktioner har resulteret i. Forfatteren diskuterer som afslutning, hvad myndighederne fremtidig kan gøre i tilfælde af denne art - uden dog i følge sagens natur at kunne pege på færdige løsninger
Terror out of Zion : Irgun Zvai Leumi, LEHI, and the Palestine underground, 1929-1949 by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of desperate, dedicated revolutionaries who were driven to conclude that lives must be taken if Israel were to live. their dynamite bombing of the King David Hotel was only one of the acts of terror which forced the british out of the middle east. in this book the author evaluates whether these acts were extremist or necessary, and whether these men and women were fanatics or zionist freedom fighters
The long war; Israel and the Arabs since 1946 by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret army : the IRA, 1916-1979 by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

31 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 707 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 1919?21 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 1922?23, 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
Transnational terror by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren analyserer terror og den måde den udføres på ved at gennemgå en række eksempler "The Irish Republican Movement",oprørsbevægelser i Afrika og Latinamerika samt "The Palestinian Fedayeen". Terroristorganisationerne udfører deres handlinger over hele verden. Til slut gennemgås de modforholdsregler, der kan tages mod den internationale terrorisme
On revolt : strategies of national liberation by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

16 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Søgeord: Nationale Befrielseshære; Urban Guerilla; Irske Undergrundshær; Israel; Palæstina; Guldkysten; Malaysia; Ægypten; Cypern; Oman; Engelsk Kolonistyre; Jerusalem; Israelske Uafhængighedskrig; Gidsler; Hostages; Anti-British; Folkestemning; Gandhi; Nehru; Junglekrigsførelse; MLRA; Ghana; Aden; Ashaabi; Q.; Nationale Befrielsesfront; Car Bombs; Bilbomber; PFLP; Flykapringer; München, 1972; Revolutioner; Omvæltninger; Samfundsomstyrtende Virksomhed; Ødelæggelser; Civilbefolkningen; Civil Modstand; Passiv Modstand; Yemen; Vold; Lav Intensitet; Zionister; UNSCOP; Græsk-Cyprioter; Tyrkiske Cyprioter; Politiske Ideologier; Nkrumah, K.; Bloody Sunday; Haganah; MCP; Terroristbekæmpelse; Counterinsurgency; Insurgenter; Counterterrorism; Irland; Jewish Agency; Harding, John; Ungarske Opstand; FLOSY; FRELIMO; Enosis; Debray; Assassination; Mordforsøg; Attentater; Snigmord; AKEL; Asnag, A
The myth of the guerrilla; revolutionary theory and malpractice by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besieged; seven cities under siege: Madrid, 1936-1939; London, 1940-1941; Singapore, 1941-1942; Stalingrad, 1942-1943; Warsaw, 1939, 1943, 1944; Jerusalem, 1947-1949; Berlin, 1945-1949 by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

10 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murders on the Nile : the World Trade Center and global terror by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Murders on the Nile takes us into a murky underworld of Egyptian exiles, Palestinian and Iranian militants, and Arabs waging jihad in Afghanistan - all of them joined together by a dream of violence, freedom and vengeance. By the beginning of the twenty-first century, these Islamist zealots had filled their ranks with holy men and hijackers, charismatic preachers and street thugs. Their yearning for the paradise of an imagined past had become a conspiracy found not only along the Nile, but ultimately along the Hudson as well."--Jacket
The secret army; the IRA, 1916-1970 by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The IRA, 1968-2000 : analysis of a secret army by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not unmindful of the unfolding of history or the relevance of events, the focus of this book remains on the workings of a particular organization engaged in armed struggle. Active, covert, illicit organizations present severe methodology problems for researchers, and the The IRA, 1968-2000 addresses a contemporary movement that, especially during the past decade - the endgame of the peace process - has remained secretive."--Jacket
Assassin! by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Assassination as a political act has a long history, predating the murder of Julius Caesar and continuing into our own time. The murder of the mighty has long fascinated artists and rebels but only rarely has it been studied in a scholarly manner. In Assassin, J. Bowyer Bell combines existing historical evidence with years of personal interviews with terrorists in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. The result is an incisive study of that enigmatic figure, the revolutionary killer. As Bell makes clear, the motives of the actors, and effectiveness of assassination, vary widely across time and place. Assassination in many parts of the world has not only been a normal political act, rational, explicable, but also often effective, in some cases taking fewer lives in the transfer of power than an election. Likewise, there have been all kinds of assassins--personal, psychopathic, professional, ranging from lonely failures trying to make their mark to authorized agents of the state. Using the assassination of Henry IV of France as a historical backdrop, Bell writes about contemporary political murder from the perspective of one who has studied the subject of political violence for decades. Bell has met with or known well the perpetrators, conspirators, and intended victims of assassination who have escaped. His interviewees include a radical Irish revolutionary leader, an American Arabist diplomat, a spokesman for the PLO, and the president of a Mozambique liberation movement. The itinerary of his investigative journeys covers most of the flashpoints of contemporary political violence. The people and places studied here at firsthand are engaged in a deadly game. The attrition rate is often high, the power fleeting, and the consequences often unforeseen. If past is prologue, assassination is to be with us for years to come. The volume will be essential reading for those engaged in the prevention of political violence and terror as well as historians and political scientists."--Provided by publisher
The horn of Africa; strategic magnet in the seventies by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheating : deception in war & magic, games & sports, sex & religion, business & con games, politics & espionage, art & science by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gun in politics : an analysis of Irish political conflict, 1916-1986 by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Irish history sounds a long litany of grievance and vengeance—lost battles, escaped earls, and institutionalized injustice. The gun, certainly in this century, has played a prominent part. In The Gun in Politics, J. Bowyer Bell presents the story of one Ireland—the Ireland of the Troubles—and about an approach to understanding political violence. In particular, he examines the Irish Republic Army, the longest-enduring unsuccessful revolutionary organization. He de-scribes the covert world of gunmen and the great game they play in the street.His is a lively, telling account of sophisticated weapons transfer, of the impact of civil war on society, and of appropriate democratic responses to terrorism. Bell's association with active Republicans, his endless tea seminars at the United Irishman, drinks at Hennessy's, and constant conversation throughout Ireland on political matters over a period of twenty years has provided the author with unique background for this guide to a fascinating, though brutal, undercurrent of Irish history."--Provided by publisher
The dynamics of the armed struggle by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an analysis of one of the most prevalent forms of political violence at the end of the millennium. The author has been shot at, kidnapped, expelled and questioned in wars from Central America to Northern Ireland. The book reflects his access to the cultures of political violence
The secret army : the IRA by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Secret Army is the definitive work on the Irish Republican Army. It is an absorbing account of a movement that has had a profound effect on the shaping of the modern Irish state. The secret army in the service of the invisible Republic has had a powerful effect on Irish events over the past twenty-five years. These hidden corridors of power interest Bell and inspired him to spend more time with the IRA than many volunteers spend in it. This book is the culmination of twenty-five years of work and tens of thousands of hours of interviews. Bell's unique access to the leadership of the republican movement and his contacts with all involved--British politicians, Irish politicians, policemen, arms smugglers, and others committed or opposed to the IRA--explain why The Secret Army is the book on the subject. This edition represents a complete revision and includes vast quantities of new information. Bell's book gives us vital insight into our times as well as Irish history. This edition of The Secret Army contains six new chapters that bring the history of this clandestine organization up to date. They are: The First Decade, The Nature of the Long War, 1979-1980"; "Unconventional Conflict, The Hunger Strikes, January 1980-October 3, 1981"; The Protracted Struggle, September 1981-January 1984"; "War, Politics, and the Split, January 1984-December 1986"; The Troubles as Institution, 1987-1990": and The Armed Struggle Transformed, 1991-1996, The End Game." In his new introduction, Bell reflects on his decades of research, the experiences he has had, and the people he has met during his extensive visits to Ireland."--Provided by publisher
Dragonwars : armed struggle & the conventions of modern war by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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To play the game : an analysis of sports by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Murders on the Nile : the World Trade Center and global terror
Alternative Names

controlled identityBowyer, J. Barton

Bell, J. B. 1931-2003

Bell, J. Bowyer

Bell, J. Bowyer 1931-2003

Bell, John Bowyer.

Bell, John Bowyer 1931-

Bowyer Bell, J.

Bowyer Bell, J. 1931-2003

Bowyer Bell, John

Bowyer Bell, John 1931-2003

J. Bowyer Bell Amerikaans historicus (1931-2003)

J. Bowyer Bell Jewish

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English (263)

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French (1)

Murders on the Nile : the World Trade Center and global terrorThe IRA, 1968-2000 : analysis of a secret armyAssassin!The gun in politics : an analysis of Irish political conflict, 1916-1986The dynamics of the armed struggleThe secret army : the IRADragonwars : armed struggle & the conventions of modern warTo play the game : an analysis of sports