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Bell, J. Bowyer 1931-

Works: 57 works in 171 publications in 2 languages and 6,880 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA959, 941.60824
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Most widely held works about J. Bowyer Bell
Most widely held works by J. Bowyer Bell
A time of terror : how democratic societies respond to revolutionary violence by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 896 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 )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and held by 810 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 )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On revolt : strategies of national liberation by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om "revolter", opstande, oprør, revolutionære frihedsbevægelser, nationale frihedsbevægelser, befrielseskampe, guerrilla- og partisankrig. Amerikansk bog fra 1976, som analyserer politisk vold; "guerrilla warfare and terrorist actions waged in the name of national liberation."
Dragonwars : armed struggle & the conventions of modern war by J. Bowyer Bell( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 496 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
The secret army; the IRA, 1916-1970 by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 447 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 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assassin! by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and held by 333 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
Cheating and deception by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cheating and deception are terms often used but rarely defined. They summon up unpleasant connotations; even those deeply involved with cheating and deception rationalize why they have been driven to it. Particularly for Americans and much of Western civilization, official cheating, government duplicity, cheating as policy, and conscious, contrived deception, are all unacceptable except as a last resort in response to threat of extinction. As a distasteful tool, deception is rarely used to achieve national interests, unless in relation to the deployment of military force. As an area of study, it has by and large been ignored.Intrigued by attitudes toward cheating and deception, the authors decided to analyze its roots, structure, and process. They asked fundamental questions: are there categories of deception, general steps in the process of deception, and ways to evaluate its results across time and in different modes? The book that results is a typology of kinds of deception, beginning with military deception, but extending into other categories and stages.In his introduction to this new edition, Bell outlines how the book came to be written, describes the mixed emotions toward the subject displayed by govenmental and nongovernmental funding sources, and speculates about its critical and commercial reception. He discusses widespread new interest in the subject, the research that has been undertaken since this book was first published, and its limitations.This book provides a general overview of this complex subject, creating a framework for analysis of specific instances of cheating or deception. It will be of particular interest to political scientists, those interested in military affairs and strategy, and psychologists. The general reader will find the book written with a light touch, drawing examples of cheating and deception in the pursuit of love and money. The specialist reader will be intrigued by its broad-ranging examples drawn from policy and politics,"--Provided by publisher
The Irish troubles : a generation of violence, 1967-1992 by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 146 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
The secret army : the IRA, 1916-1979 by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 111 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
South Arabia, violence and revolt by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besieged : seven cities under siege by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zawiera rozdz. o oblężeniu Warszawy podczas II wojny światowej (1939, 1943, 1944)
The dynamics of the armed struggle by J. Bowyer Bell( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 41 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 gun in politics : an analysis of Irish political conflict, 1916-1986 by J. Bowyer Bell( )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 39 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 secret army : the IRA by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 34 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
The secret army: a history of the IRA, 1915-1970 (i.e. 1916-1970) by J. Bowyer Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Murders on the Nile : the World Trade Center and global terror
Dragonwars : armed struggle & the conventions of modern warMurders on the Nile : the World Trade Center and global terrorThe IRA, 1968-2000 : analysis of a secret armyAssassin!Cheating and deceptionBesieged : seven cities under siegeThe dynamics of the armed struggleThe gun in politics : an analysis of Irish political conflict, 1916-1986The secret army : the IRA
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 American historian and artist

J. Bowyer Bell Amerikaans historicus (1931-2003)

J. Bowyer Bell Jewish

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